Northwest Technical College commencement set for Friday

About 200 students have been invited to receive degrees from Northwest Technical College during the school’s Commencement exercise on Friday, May 10.

Commencement exercises will again be held in Bemidji’s Sanford Center, located on First Avenue, and will begin at 7 p.m. Central time. Doors to the Sanford Center will be open at 6 p.m.

Commencement ceremonies at Northwest Technical College are free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Seating in the Sanford Center is general admission. There are approximately 1,000 parking spots at the Sanford Center available at no charge.

Guest seating

Commencement guests should enter the Sanford Center through Gate 2, through the main concourse. Handicapped or hearing-impared guests are invited to enter through Gate 3. Only the lower bowl of the Sanford Center will be open for seating. Seating in Sections U and V will be reserved for handicapped visitors and their families. Section W has been designated as the section for hearing-impared guests and their families. Concessions will be available in the concession stand behind Section U.

Live Online Video

NTC’s commencement ceremony will again be available through a live online video stream. The stream will be available beginning at 7 p.m. Central time on May 10; viewers are encouraged to visit the stream in advance to ensure that necessary plug-ins are present and properly functioning. More information on the web stream is available on NTC’s Commencement website.


NTC Commencement website

About Northwest Technical College

Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, is an open, inviting technological learning organization. For more than 40 years, the college has valued life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. Its open-enrollment policy, affordable tuition and high-quality education have attracted a diverse group of learners; today, the College serves more than 1,600 learners.  The college offers more than 40 degree programs in areas such as business, health, human and protective services and environmental and industrial technology career programs. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. For more, visit