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Senior Commencement Information

Information contained within this page include:


1. A Graduation letter from Principal McAlister (updated May 3)


2. Baccalaureate


3. Graduation Cap and Gowns 


4. Campus Candids Graduation Foto


5. Grad Night


6. Graduation/Baccalaureate Speaker Applications

Principal McAlister's Graduation Letter will be available shortly.


This letter details significant times, dates and procedures regarding Graduation.



Reminder: There are no tickets necessary for graduation. 



Sunday, June 4 @ 4:00

Northgate High School Gymnasium

Reception to follow in the Forum


Seniors: Please arrive by 3:30 outside the gymnasium wearing your cap and gown.  Tassels should be on your right.


Parents: Doors open at 3:30.  Please arrive early to take your seats before 4:00.  Seating is bleacher style on a first come, first served basis.  Limited handicapped seating is available.  There will be no entry/exit to seating in the gymnasium during the processional/recessional.


The Baccalaureate ceremony is part of the Northgate graduation tradition.  It is a non-religious event featuring musical performances, reflections from members of the senior class and an inspirational guest speaker.  There will be an informal reception in the forum following the ceremony. All graduating seniors, their family and friends are invited.  No tickets are required. Invitations will be mailed to all senior families in early May. 

Graduation Cap and Gowns: 


Students who want to purchase a Cap & Gown can do so but must use the “Jostens Late Cap & Gown Order Form.”  Additional items can also be ordered such as tassels etc.  For ordering questions please contact Jostens at (925) 838-1835 or (email)


Jostens Late order form-webpage (3).pdf


Students who would like to borrow a Cap & Gown can contact Teresa Bloom at or visit her in Student Services.  Please provide students height for accurate length of gown.


Arrangements to purchase or borrow must be completed by Friday 6/2/17 so students have their Caps and Gowns to the Baccalaureate on 6/4/17 and

Graduation on 6/8/17.


Attendance in Baccalaureate is optional.

Campus Candids Graduation Foto:


Campus Candids Photography will be taking photos of all graduates as they receive their diploma.  Photo proofs of the pictures will be mailed to each home about two weeks following the ceremony with options to purchase. 

Please see attached flyer for additional information.


Campus Candids Graduation Foto.pdf

Grad Night


Grad Night is a safe and fun celebration for all seniors taking place immediately after graduation until 5:00 am at the Center Concord.  Visit our webpage (link below) for more information and to sign your senor up for this great event.

Graduation/Baccalaureate Speaker Applications

Seniors who are interested in being a speaker at Graduation or Baccalaureate, applications will be available in student services and on the NHS website beginning Friday, April 21. All applications are due Friday by 5/5 in student services. Auditions will be held after school on Wednesday 5/10 at 2:30 P.M.


See Mrs. Eagan or Teresa Bloom in student services.


Download the Application for Speakers.pdf