NEC's 145th Commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. The ceremony is designed to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of approximately 275 NEC College students and their families. December 2015 and May 2016 graduates are all encouraged to participate.

Speakers will include members of NEC's leadership and a student speaker, as well as honorary degree recipients.

The public is welcomed to this event and no tickets are required.  Guests are invited to participate in general seating beginning at 2:15 PM. A light reception will follow the ceremony in Brown Hall.

NEC's Commencement Concert will take place on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 PM in NEC's Jordan Hall. Details can be found here.

Graduating Student Information

Graduating students need to fill out the web-based Intent to Graduate form to insure proper diploma spelling, confirm Commencement attendance plans, and provide measurements for regalia. This form is completed online through the MyNEC portal.  All graduating students will be invited via their NEC email to complete it in the semester they are eligible to graduate.  The deadlines for submitting this form are as follows:

Friday, November 13, 2015 for December 2015 graduates*

Friday, March 4, 2016 for May 2016 graduates

Ordered Regalia will be available for pick-up Monday, May 16th - Thursday, May 19th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Jordan Hall, room TBA.

*December 2015 graduates who wish to participate in Commencement will be asked to submit a second intent to Graduate form by March 4, 2016 to reconfirm their attendance and order regalia.

NEC Faculty and Staff

If you plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, please fill out and submit an attendance form, available in the Office of Students Services.  This is especially important if you need our office to obtain academic regalia on your behalf. We will also send a copy of this form to your NEC email account.

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