2022 Graduation Photos

View and download photos taken at the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) 2022 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

2022 Graduation

The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Commencement will be held outdoors on the NW-SCC Shoals Campus located at 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals , AL 35661. Ceremonies will be held at the following times:

  • 11:00 a.m. (Nursing Pinning Ceremony ONLY at Grace Life Church in Muscle Shoals, AL)
  • 6:00 p.m. (Commencement for all graduating students)

To watch each 2022 NW-SCC Commencement Ceremony Live, please visit the College’s official Facebook Page

***Time of the 6:00 p.m. ceremony is subject to change and will be moved indoors at Grace Life Church in Muscle Shoals, AL, in the event of rain.

Graduating Student & Guest Information

  • Graduates should check-in at least 30 minutes prior to each ceremony with their cap, gown, and tassel at the Larry W. McCoy Learning Resource Center (Building 114) 
  • There are currently no limits on the number of guests for the outdoor event. 
  • Social distancing will be required for all guests and graduates as a precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring outdoor folding chairs. The College will also provide folding chairs.
  • Masks are required for graduating students but optional for guests. 
  • There may be a ceremony immediately before or after the one you are attending. Please keep this in mind while traveling to your vehicle and exiting the campus.
  • Parking Map
  • Directions
  • Graduates, please check your email for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Commencement Ceremony:

When is Graduation?

May 12, 2022 at 6pm Front Lawn of the Shoals Campus

When should graduates arrive?

5:00pm at Building 127 near fountain

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony will begin at 6pm with 300 graduates- plan to be at the ceremony for a while!

Where will the ceremony take place?

Shoals Campus- Front lawn lot beside the Library

What should I wear?

Business – dresses or dark pants. Consider the weather. Cap decorations are not permitted.

Where do I park?

Parking lots around building 120, 110, and College street lots. Graduates will receive a parking guide by email.

Is it outside?

Yes! Water and fans will be provided to the graduates.

Is there a rain location?

Yes! Rain location is Grace Life Church. Check our Facebook for page for updates.

Will any streets be closed to traffic?

Yes! Alumni street will be closed at 4:30pm.

If I have questions at the ceremony, who do I ask?

Ambassadors and graduation staff will be stationed throughout the graduation area.

What if I am running late to the ceremony?

All graduates must be lined up by 5:50pm to participate in the ceremony.

Graduate Information:

Will graduates rehearse the ceremony?

No. graduates will receive detailed instructions by email.

Will I receive my diploma at graduation?

Information will be provided in your diploma cover at the ceremony

Do you offer special accommodations for those with disabilities?

Handicap parking and seating for guests will be available

What time should graduates arrive?


Where do I go when I arrive on campus?

Graduates report to check in table by fountain at 5:00pm. Faculty report to library at 5:00pm

Can graduates leave the ceremony early?

No. Please respect all graduates by remaining in your area until the ceremony concludes.

Can I decorate my cap?

No. Students will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if their caps are decorated.

Guest Information:

What are NW-SCC Guest policies?

No restrictions on number of guests. Limited seating will be available; however, guests are encouraged to bring their own chair. NW-SCC is a smoke and tobacco free campus.

Will handicap accommodations be available?

Yes! Parking and transport accommodations will be available. Indicate this need to a college official upon arrival.

What time should guests arrive?


Will there be photography at graduation?

Yes! There will also be an area for individual/family photos.

Can I order pictures from the ceremony?

No. However, photos will be available online for download.

Will the ceremonies be live-streamed for viewing via the web or TV?

Yes! Check the College Facebook page for the livestream of graduation.

Can I order a recording of the graduation ceremony?

No. The ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook.

What if I am running late?

If you arrive after 6pm, please utilize parking lot in front of building 110, to minimize distractions as you walk to the ceremony.

Can I bring posters, flowers, or balloons for my graduate?

Yes! However, releasing balloons is prohibited due to safety hazards.


Contact 256-331-8178 or email mandy.hall@nwscc.edu