Record number of students eligible to graduate from NIC

Christianson Gym is expected to be at capacity for the North Idaho College 2013 Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17 – and then some.

For the first time ever, special seating will be made available in the Edminster Student Union Building adjacent to the gym, where a record-setting 400-plus students are expected to participate. About 1,100 students are eligible to graduate. The ceremony will be streamed live on large screens in the student union building, which may even serve as a more comfortable option for some guests as it is an air-conditioned facility and will have refreshments available.

This year's speaker at the commencement ceremony will be lecturer and educator Tyson Wooters. More information on Wooters can be found at

Because limited seating is available, guest tickets for NIC’s commencement ceremony have already been distributed and attendees will only be admitted to the commencement ceremony with a ticket. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for seating and parking. Campus streets will close down at 9:45 a.m. for the processional. Parking permits will not be needed the day of commencement. Those needing special accommodations should call the NIC Center for Educational Access at (208) 769-5947.

Those who cannot attend can view the commencement ceremony live at 10 a.m. on CDA-TV public access Channel 19. In addition, DVDs of the ceremony will be available for $20 each following the ceremony by calling (208) 769-3330.

Graduates, friends and families are invited to a reception honoring this year’s graduates immediately following the commencement ceremony in the plaza between the gym and the student union building, which will include an all-class photo that will be posted to the NIC Flickr account at

For More Information
NIC Assistant Registrar Chantel Black, (208) 769-3330 or

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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