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NHTI Commencement

Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony for the NHTI Class of 2024 will be held Friday, May 17, 2024, at 10 a.m. in the NHTI Gymnasium. 

Your first step: Fill out the Petition to Graduate form! 

Please check this page often for updates as they become available.

When will Commencement be held?

Friday, May 17, 2024, at 10 a.m.

Where will Commencement be held?

NHTI’s Dr. Goldie Crocker Wellness Center Gymnasium on our campus at 31 College Drive, Concord, N.H.

What’s a Petition to Graduate form, and why do I need it?

All students planning to graduate must complete a Petition to Graduate form and submit it to the Registrar’s office via email at Contact the Registrar if you have questions regarding the petition and 603-230-4014.

How do I sign up to attend the ceremony?

NHTI sent a participation invite out on March 18, 2024, to students who have completed their Petition to Graduate form. You must respond to the survey by April 4, 2024, if you wish to attend in person.

I won’t complete my degree until the summer term. Can I still participate in Commencement?

If you have 8.0 credits or fewer to complete, you are eligible to participate in this May’s Commencement ceremony.

Where do I pick up my cap and gown?

Caps and gowns have been ordered (one size fits most; size exceptions contact the Campus Bookstore 603-224-8231 by Monday, April 1, 2024). Pickup date begins on Friday, April 5, through the day of graduation.

How many guests can I bring?

Each graduate who submits a survey by April 4, 2024, will be given 2 tickets for guests to attend the Commencement ceremony. Manual surveys received after the deadline will be give 2 tickets. Tickets will be given out when caps and gowns are distributed. If you have additional guests that want to attend, they are welcome to watch the event as it is livestreamed online and at TBD locations on campus.

Do children count as guests if they are sitting on a lap?

Children under 2 years old do not need a ticket as long as they are seated at all times in the lap of a ticketed guest.

If I’m graduating from multiple programs, do I get additional tickets to Commencement?

No. Each student will be given 2 tickets to Commencement. Additional viewing areas will be made available on campus with a livestream of the ceremony to accommodate additional guests.

What should I wear under my graduation gown?

Please wear event-appropriate garments under your gown, and note that all students’ gowns will be fully zipped during the ceremony and before they walk across the stage.

What time do I need to arrive for my ceremony?

Graduating students must arrive on campus by 8:30 a.m. and report to Sweeney Hall.

Where do I park for the ceremony? Will there be handicapped parking available?

Campus Safety will be directing traffic for all in attendance. There will be additional designated handicapped parking options available.

Who do I call if I need special accommodations?

Please contact NHTI’s Accessibility Services at or call the office at 230-4000 x4291. We’re happy to help!

Who can I speak with about other questions I may have?
Contact the Student Affairs Office at 603-230-4040 or email

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Our Commencement ceremony for the CLass of 2023 was held in May 2023. Please enjoy the entire ceremony on YouTube. To order professional pictures, click the link below. Congratulations to all our NHTI graduates!

Message from NHTI’s President

Dear Class of 2023,

You did it! All of us at NHTI—Concord’s Community College congratulate you on this momentous achievement in your life.

But it wasn’t easy. You studied and worked late at night and early in the morning. You sometimes wondered if you were good enough. You sometimes wondered if it was worth it. But you have proved you are good enough, and it is worth it. In fact, you are awesome.

Remember that your success is your success. No one can take it from you.

But of course, today you do not walk alone. Your professors walk behind you, joined in spirit. Your advisors, and financial aid counselors, and student activities supporters, and maintenance staff, and resident hall assistants have been shoulder to shoulder with you every day at NHTI.

And then there are your circles of love, those dear people who cared for you on this journey and for whom you made this commitment and sacrifice.

All of us in this New Hampshire Community, this American Nation are the beneficiaries of the work you have engaged here at NHTI these months and years past. For that, we—your family, neighbors, and fellow citizens—thank you.

And please keep in your heart that you are evermore a Lynx. As our distinguished
alumni, you are NHTI in the flesh in this world. Please encourage others. Please stay in touch. We love you.

Patrick Tompkins, Ph.D.
President, NHTI – Concord’s Community College

Contact Us:

Student Affairs
Fax: 603-230-9315