December 2019 graduation information

Congratulations to the Northeast Texas Community College class of December 2019! You have worked hard and we are looking forward to celebrating your accomplishment at our commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. 

PLEASE NOTE: We want everyone to have a positive graduation experience, but due to the number of graduates we expect the auditorium to reach capacity very early. Guests who arrive after the building is full will have the opportunity to view the event live via TVs in the SUB. While we do not limit the number of guests a graduate can invite to the ceremony, please keep this in mind as you make plans for that evening. 

Anyone can view the ceremony live from anywhere via Facebook at and also on YouTube here

Below is some other important information for graduates and guests to consider as they plan for graduation:

  • Graduates should report to the Charlie and Helen Hampton Library for check-in when they arrive (preferably by 6 later than 6:30 pm). 
  • A photographer will be set up taking cap and gown photos in the library. These photos are FREE and can be downloaded at within a week.
  • Graduates' personal items may be checked in the library and picked up after the ceremony. 
  • All guests should report directly to the Whatley Center to get a seat. The doors to the Whatley Center will open at 6 p.m. We are expecting a full house with overflow, so please plan to arrive early to get seating in the auditorium. 
  • The local fire department will determine when the Whatley Center has reached capacity. After the auditorium is full, additional guests are welcome to view the ceremony via a live feed in the Student Union Building.
  • Graduates will gather outside of the Whatley Center on the plaza immediately following the ceremony. Guests should plan to greet their graduates in this area. 
  • Diplomas may be picked up in the Biggers Room in the LC after the ceremony.