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Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement

Join us to celebrate our class of world-changing graduates!
Thursday, May 13, at 7:00 P.M.

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Special Northland Commencement Message

United State Senator - State of Minnesota

Order of Exercises

  • Opening [00:01]
  • Call to Order [00:43]
  • National Anthem [01:20]
  • Chancellor Address [03:19]
  • Board of Trustees Address [05:11]
  • Introductions [06:18]
  • Welcome Address [06:50]
  • President's Greeting [08:20]
  • Presentation of Graduates [09:25]
  • Conferring of Academic Degrees [09:59]
  • Presentation of Academic Degrees [10:18]
  • "Pomp And Circusmstance" performed by Minnesota Orchestra [10:23]
  • Aerospace Program Graduates [10:40]
  • Agriculture Program Graduates [11:26]
  • Congrats Message from Agriculture Faculty [12:32]
  • Automotive & Transporation Program Graduates [13:12]
  • Building Trades Program Graduates [14:35]
  • Congrats Message from Building Trades Faculty [17:36]
  • Business, Mgmt. & Marketing Program Graduates [17:53]
  • Congrats Message from Business, Mgmt. & Marketing Faculty [21:11]
  • Education Program Graduates [22:01]
  • Congrats Message from Education Faculty [23:04]
  • Health & Human Services Program Graduates [23:34]
  • Congrats Message from Dietetic Technician Faculty [24:06]
  • Congrats Message from Nursing Faculty [28:00]
  • Congrats Message from Phlebotomy Faculty [30:06]
  • Congrats Message from Physical Therapist Assistant Faculty [34:54]
  • Congrats Message from Radiologic Technology Faculty [38:32]
  • Information Technology Program Graduates [39:10]
  • Congrats Message from Information Technology Faculty [40:50]
  • Law & Public Safety Program Graduates [41:00]
  • Congrats Message from Criminal Justice Faculty [41:55]
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Program Graduates [42:16]
  • Congrats Message from Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty [47:13]
  • Manufacturing & Industry Program Graduates [47:37]
  • Congrats Message from Welding & Manufacturing Faculty [48:34]
  • Congrats Message from Northland Student Services [49:05]
  • Closing Remarks [49:38]
  • Recessional [50:30]
  • "Stars and Stripes Forever" performed by Northland Community Band [50:35]

Celebrate on
Social Media

Help us honor and celebrate the Class of 2021 by downloading a graphic below and sharing it on your social media.

Please join in the Commencement 2021 virtual celebration by posting photos and videos of moments of celebration and/or messages of congratulations using the hashtags #Northland2021 and #GoNorthland during and after Commencement.

As families, friends and graduates celebrate this milestone virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, these messages are an important part of the ceremony and provide an opportunity for well-wishers around the world to show their support for the graduates.

Be sure to use the hashtags #Northland2021 and #GoNorthland as you celebrate!
Don't forget to tag us in your posts.

Facebook: Northland Community & Technical College
Instagram: @NorthlandCTC
Twitter: @NorthlandCTC

Facebook Frames

Share your success with friends and family by adding a frame to your Facebook profile picture. Click on the link below and select the frame you would like to add to your profile photo.

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Social Post Images

Everyone can celebrate Class of 2021 students by posting a congratulations image to your social media timelines. Download the images using the links below so that you can upload them to your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.


Facebook, Instagram, Twitter


Print a sign to hang on a front window or door where you live, or take a selfie with one for a cover photo or to post on social media, and share the news with your followers and local neighbors wherever you are.

Mobile Wallpapers

Students, family and alumni can display their Northland spirit with these branded phone wallpapers.



Congratulations, Pioneers!