Graduation & Commencement 2023

Northwest Technical College will honor our college graduates during an in-person Commencement ceremony on May 5th, 2023.

No tickets are required for the student or their guests.  We do ask out of respect for your fellow students, please limit your number of guests to 10 or less. If Sanford reaches capacity, guests will be directed to an overflow location offsite where live stream can be viewed. The ceremony will last about an hour and will be live-streamed.


Planning for Commencement

      • Application for GraduationAll students must submit an application for graduation prior to March 10, 2023, to be included in the commencement booklet. Students who submitted applications for graduation after March 10, 2023 will still have their application evaluated and credentials posted upon completion of credential requirements. The application for graduation may also be found here.
      • Cap and Gown Information – Students may purchase a cap, gown and tassel from the Bookstore.
      • Commencement Booklet Information – A copy of the graduate’s names that will appear in the commencement booklet by degree and program can be found here in mid April.  Please review to verify that your name and information are correct. If you have questions, please e-mail:
      • Graduating with Honors – Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the beginning of their final semester of enrollment prior to graduation will be designated in the commencement program as graduating with honors. Honors graduates are distinguished at commencement ceremonies by the wearing of an honors medallion. If you have questions, please e-mail: