Additional measures are part of the college’s ongoing effort to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As statewide efforts to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) continue, North Central Michigan College announced that it will honor its 2020 graduates with a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 8.  The celebration will occur via a Facebook Watch Party at 7:30 p.m.  Following the virtual ceremony, the video will be posted on the college’s YouTube channel.

“The decision to reconsider Commencement was extremely difficult,” said Dr. David Roland Finley, president of North Central.  “However, given that such uncertainty exists around the safety of large gatherings, both in the near term and several months from now, we have decided that a virtual celebration is the most appropriate option.  I believe we can make this a meaningful celebration of our graduates’ tremendous accomplishments while ensuring the safety of our campus community.”

On April 14, North Central announced that all classes scheduled for Summer 2020 will be delivered via remote instructional delivery.  The college is communicating directly with students to ensure a smooth transition to online classes and remains committed to delivering an exceptional educational experience while ensuring the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

To streamline communications, the North Central website remains the vehicle for all Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates.  The college will keep the public informed as this issue evolves, working to respond in ways that ensure the health, safety and well-being of our campus community.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord.  North Central’s mission is to provide exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Gold by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.


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