Online Recognition Ceremony

2024 NCSSM Online Recognition Ceremony

Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 10 a.m.

Location: Watts Lawn at NCSSM-Durham

Seniors: RSVP to the Online Recognition Ceremony here

Juniors: Please provide feedback for the 2025 Ceremony here

Guests: The ceremony is open to NCSSM Online seniors and their family members. In an effort to ensure seniors have no restrictions on the number of family members they can invite, this event is closed to the general public. No tickets are required UNLESS inclement weather necessitates moving indoors. If the ceremony is moved indoors, each Online senior will be allowed to bring up to 5 guests, with any additional guests allowed if space permits.

Seating: Guests may arrive on campus starting at 8 a.m. There is no assigned seating. We ask that everyone be in their seats by no later than 9:45 a.m.

Ceremony: Remarks from the Chancellor and Student Speaker and recognition of Panoff and Golden Catalyst award winners. Awarding of certificates will conclude the ceremony.

Professional Photographer: Strawbridge Studios will take professional photographs of each senior as they receive their certificate. A copy of this photograph will be mailed to each senior during the summer, courtesy of Academic Programs.

Livestream: The entire event will be streamed live on the NCSSM YouTube channel.

Post-Ceremony Reception: A small reception will immediately follow the Online Recognition Ceremony on Bryan Lawn. In addition to light refreshments being served, alumni T-shirts and yearbooks will be distributed by the Online Resource Coordinators.

Coming to NCSSM

RSVP for Online Recognition Ceremony

Each student in the NCSSM Online Class of 2024 will be asked to fill out a Google form notifying NCSSM if they plan to participate in the Online Recognition Ceremony. That form will be shared with seniors via email and should be submitted by Monday, April 29, at 5 p.m. If a senior will not attend the ceremony, they are asked to confirm an address to which their certificate and medallion can be mailed later in the summer.

Recommended Items to Bring


The restrooms on Ground, 1st, and 2nd Watts will be open and cleaned periodically.

Inclement Weather

In the case of inclement weather, the decision to move the location of the ceremony will be made by 7 a.m. on the day of the event, and will be posted on the school’s website. The NCSSM Online community will also be notified via email and text message if the ceremony location and/or time changes. If inclement weather necessitates moving indoors, each Online senior will will be allowed to bring up to 5 guests, with any additional guests allowed if space permits.

Dress code for seniors

Seniors should wear their regalia from their home high school. If you do not have regalia, you may borrow from a sibling or friend. You can also indicate on the RSVP form that you do not have access to regalia, and we will contact you regarding borrowing regalia. Students are not permitted to decorate their caps. All seniors must wear appropriate attire underneath their regalia. Examples are listed below.

Acceptable clothing:

Unacceptable clothing (includes but not limited to):

If a student has any questions about whether an item of clothing is acceptable or not, email Mr. Boerner ( a photo of the item for approval.

Parking and Accessibility

All visitors are asked to park in the main lot, which is parallel to West Club Boulevard. 

For more information on parking, visiting campus, and nearby accommodations, see the Visit Us page. We have also provided a list of hotels in the area.

A limited number of disabled accessible parking spaces are available. Cars must have their disabled parking permit in order to utilize an accessible parking space on campus. Please complete the Disabled Accessible Parking Pass Request Form by May 13 to reserve a space.

Disabled accessible seating is available upon request. Please complete the Disabled Accessible Parking Pass Request Form by May 13 to request seating in this section. Space is limited and entire parties cannot be accommodated in this section.


Matt Boerner

Office Manager / AP Coordinator