Wow, you made it to one of the most important milestones of your academic career, graduation! Yes, you! With grit, focus, patience, hard work, juggling priorities, lots of screen time, new friends, and determination, whew, you did it. Congratulations to each of you in the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021, you have much to be proud of. We look forward to celebrating this amazing moment with you.

In celebrating this great achievement, we recognize how important the Commencement experience is for so many of our graduates. In prioritizing the health and safety of our students, their families, faculty, and staff, we are announcing that graduation will be conducted in a series of online ceremonies for graduates of May 2021, December 2020, and May 2020. The official ceremony will be divided alphabetically by each student's last name. Please use the guidelines below to save the date of your specific ceremony.

We are excited to honor you and your tremendous achievement and can't wait to celebrate you. Well done!

Questions? Email   graduation@nvcc.edu


Virtual Commencement

Welcome, NOVA Graduates, to your Virtual Commencement! Just click on your last name’s group on the day of your ceremony to begin the experience. Grab some popcorn, turn up the volume and prepare for a day to remember!

The Foundation will award two scholarships per commencement session. The scholarships can be used for transfer to a 4-year institution or for completing a career studies certificate program.

A - G

May 5, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

May 5 Ceremony
*Please note, some student slides (picture and graduation message) submitted after the April 16th deadline will be present in the ceremony but will not have a voice announcement for their information.

H - N

May 6, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

May 6 Ceremony
*Please note, some student slides (picture and graduation message) submitted after the April 16th deadline will be present in the ceremony but will not have a voice announcement for their information.

O - Z

May 7, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

May 7 Ceremony
*Please note, some student slides (picture and graduation message) submitted after the April 16th deadline will be present in the ceremony but will not have a voice announcement for their information.

Commencement Ceremony Program

Don't forget to share your graduation moments and messages with us on social media by tagging us and using any of these hashtags #NovaGrad #NOVAGrad2020 or #NOVAGrad2021

Commencement will be pre-recorded and will be captioned. If you or your guest require any other accommodation in order to participate in this event, please notify graduation@nvcc.edu at least TWO weeks prior to the event.

*Please note, some student slides (picture and graduation message) submitted after the deadline will be present in the ceremony but will not have a voice announcement for their information.