Ceremony Details for Families

2019 North Lake College Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 17
3815 Spring Valley Road
Addison, TX 75001 

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ceremony begins promptly at 7 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Construction on Marsh Road 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.

We are pleased that you will be able to share this special occasion with your graduate. For the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of all guests please carefully review these instructions.

Graduation is to be a respectful event. Family and friends should listen quietly to all student and college speakers and refrain from shouting as names are called. Please be respectful of all graduates and their families. Every family wants to hear the name of their graduate as she or he walks across the stage. To help expedite the end of the ceremony and because space within the lobby of the Field House is limited, we ask that you meet your graduate outside of the Alfred J. Loos Field House following the ceremony. 


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


Children may not be left unattended at any time. Children who are guests at the graduation ceremony are the responsibility of their parents. Please keep your children with you throughout the ceremony. We appreciate your attention to these concerns, both for the safety of the children and the enjoyment of all other guests attending this important occasion.


No outside food or drink is allowed in the Alfred J. Loos Field House.

Entrance and Restrooms

Guests should enter at the south-side main entrance and will not be allowed in the graduate check-in area or hallways. Restrooms are available for use on either side of the main hallway. Access to the hallway and restrooms will be restricted during the processional and recessional to allow for the graduates and faculty to enter and exit the arena.

Wheelchair Accommodations

The arena floor is reserved for graduates and approved college employees only; however, for anyone requiring wheelchair access there will be space available behind the graduates on the arena floor. 

Restricted Items

  • 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, airhorns or any artificial noisemakers
  • Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)
  • Animals
  • Monopods or tripods
  • Wrapped gifts
  • Umbrellas

The Alfred J. Loos Field House is a drug and alcohol free facility; there is no smoking on the premises.

North Lake College congratulates all the graduates and wishes them well on their future endeavors.