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The opportunities for learning at North Lake College are as diverse as our student body.
Students seeking an affordable start toward a bachelor's degree, career and technical skills, personal enrichment, or lifelong learning can pursue their learning goals here.
North Lake College Continuing Education offers a variety of personal and professional development courses to fit your learning needs,
whether you want to learn a new job skill, enhance your career, or just want to have fun. Our instructors are industry professionals who bring real world
experience and hands on skills into the classroom.
North Lake provides a variety of programs and services to help students reach their academic goals and to enhance their personal, intellectual and social development.
There is no rehearsal prior to graduation, and tickets are not required for guests. There will be an email sent to give you further information.
2016 Commencement DateThursday, May 12, 20167:00 p.m.Irving Convention Center
Directions to the Irving Convention Center are listed below or available on Google Maps.
Caps and Gowns
Graduation regalia is available at the campus bookstore. The bookstore can also sell frames for diplomas.
Cap, gown, and tassel packages are $29.50 plus tax. Individual tassels are $5 plus tax. Honor stoles are $24.95 plus tax. For other prices and available items, please stop by the bookstore.
Our caps and gowns are made by Herff Jones and are created using a yarn called Repreve. This yarn is created from recycled plastic water bottles. Each gown is created from approximately 29 water bottles, and Repreve yarn has kept over 7 million bottles from landfills. North Lake diploma frames are made from eco-friendly hardwood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Flash Photography will be photographing each graduate during the commencement ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to graduates within one week. If you have any questions, please contact Flash Photography.
Information for Graduates
Remove your cap and gown from the plastic bag at least 48 hours prior to the ceremony to prevent wrinkles. Do not bring personal items (like purses or cosmetic bags) with you for the graduation line-up! Turn off all cell phones. There is no place in the facility to safely store your belongings.
Please arrive no earlier than 6:00 p.m. and no later than 6:45 p.m.
Get specific directions to the Irving Convention Center using Google Maps. Simply type your address into the first box.
Using public transportationThe DART light rail has a stop at the Irving Convention Center, on the Orange Line. This provides direct access to North Lake College, Love Field, and downtown Dallas. Find schedules and travel times.
If you are traveling from DFW International Airport using public transportation, find the yellow 500 bus in front of the far northern end of Terminal A and take it to Belt Line Station, which is on the light rail's Orange Line just two stops away from the Irving Convention Center.
From DFW International AirportLeave the airport using the north exit. Take Highway 114 East (John Carpenter Freeway) to O'Connor Boulevard. Exit and turn left on O'Connor Boulevard, then turn left on Las Colinas Boulevard. The Convention Center will be on your left.