Ceremony Details for Graduates

Friday, May 17, 2019

Alfred J. Loos Field House
3815 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, TX 75001

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ceremony begins promptly at 7 p.m.
Graduate check-in: 6 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Construction on Marsh between Valley View and Vitruvian Way is ongoing and delays are likely. Use Midway Road as an alternative route. Please plan accordingly for construction and traffic.

Graduates will enter through the west entrance of the Loos Field House. You will see signs directing you to the appropriate entrance. You will be asked to return any restricted items to your vehicle. When you enter you will be directed to the check-in lines to receive your name card. Name cards will be organized by first name and signs will indicate which line you should stand in. Volunteers will be available to help direct you.

Guests will not be allowed in the graduate check-in and pre-staging areas.

**Late Arrivals: Graduates who arrive after 7 p.m. may not be able to participate in the procession and will be seated once it is over.

What to Bring

Read information regarding the proper wearing of your cap and gown. Personal belongings should be left with your family or in the trunk of your car. Belongings may not be left in the robing or pre-staging areas during the ceremony. North Lake College is not liable for any lost or stolen items. The only item you will carry into the ceremony will be your name card. Cell phones must be turned off and put away during the ceremony.

Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing under your gown.


If you will need accommodations during the ceremony, please contact the Disability Services Office at NLCdso@dcccd.edu or 972-273-3165.


Parking is free for the graduates and all guests. We recommend carpooling to reduce traffic congestion before and after the ceremony.

Restricted Items

The following items are NOT allowed inside Loos Field House and you and/or your guests will be asked to return any restricted items to your vehicle.

  •     Food or beverages of any kind (including bottled waters and/or snacks)
  •     Flowers
  •     Signs, banners, placards, or mortarboards
  •     Balloons, beach balls, Frisbees, bubbles, silly string, glitter, confetti, or laser pens
  •     Bullhorns, air horns, or any artificial noisemakers
  •     Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)
  •     Animals (official service animals only)
  •     Monopods and tripods
  •     Wrapped gifts
  •     Umbrellas

The Alfred J. Loos Field House is a drug- and alcohol-free facility. No smoking is allowed on the premises.


A professional photographer will be taking individual photos of the graduates crossing the stage as well as backstage. FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY will be providing the photography services during the ceremony. For event information, visit Flash Photography and type in the Department Code NLAKE77G. 


If you are unable to attend the ceremony, please notify the Degree Audit Office at iCompleteNLC@dcccd.edu as soon as possible.