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2024 Commencement

Northwestern College will host the 2024 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 14, 2024.

Congratulations to all graduating students! It’s been an honor being part of your journey as you have worked hard to get here. Our mission at NC is to ensure this day is memorable for you, your family, and your friends. This page will continue to be updated with Commencement 2024 deadlines and information, so please check back periodically.

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We invite you to join the commencement celebration on social media. Share Commencement photos, videos and messages of congratulations for this year’s graduates using the hashtags #NC2024Grad on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Ceremony Information

June 14, 2024, at 5pm

All Graduates must arrive at 3:45PM

Oak Lawn High School Performing Arts Center
9439 Austin Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Directions using Google Maps

Directions from the Northwestern College Oak Lawn Campus

  • Starting on Cicero Avenue, turn right toward West 95th Street
  • Turn right onto South Austin Ave.

Note: there is construction on 95th and Southwest Highway. Please allow extra time for travel.

All guests, including children of all ages, require a ticket. No balloons/noisemakers are allowed in the auditorium.

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Receiving Diploma

All graduates are required to complete the following steps in order to receive their diploma or certificate. This includes the following:  

  1. FINANCIAL AID – This step cannot be completed until the last week of your last quarter.  Please visit studentloans.gov to complete your exit counseling. Once you log in, the exit counseling option will be under the “Manage Loans” tab; please contact the Financial Aid Department at [email protected] for further assistance if needed.  
  2. BUSINESS OFFICE – School tuition and fees must be paid in full in order to receive your diploma or certificate. The Business Office will not release your degree if your account has gone delinquent.
  3. RECORDS OFFICE – Pay the $100 graduation fee, which covers all graduation costs, including diploma printing.  Please contact [email protected] and provide a phone number that you can be contacted at for payment over the phone. 

Once all steps are complete, please contact [email protected]  so that we can verify completion of the steps above.   

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