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Graduation Fees You must apply for graduation during registration for your last semester or term of study. A graduation fee is payable at that time. A fee will be applied for each additional degree, diploma, or certificate for which you apply. Early Outs If you are registered for the last semester or term of a career education program, you may receive an “early out” for the purpose of employment. Procedure for “early out” requests may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. Commencement Exercises/Graduation NCC conducts three graduation ceremonies each year. The Spring Graduation is held at the end of the Spring Semester (May), the Fall Graduation is held at the end of the Fall Semester (December), and the Summer Graduation is held at the end of the Summer Term (July). Participation in the ceremony is voluntary and does not guarantee that you will officially graduate. You will have your award mailed after semester grades are recorded, evaluated, and all financial responsibilities to the College are met. Campus Life ______________________________________________________ Student Conduct NCC expects that you will obey federal, state and local laws; will show respect for properly constituted authority; and will exhibit and maintain integrity and honor in all matters related to NCC. The Board shall authorize procedures as appropriate to student behavior and discipline for a post-secondary institution. For additional information contact the Vice President of Student & Academic Services or designee. Smoking and Tobacco Policy Reference Board Policy 776 The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and visitors. It is, therefore, a policy of the college that smoking and tobacco use are prohibited in all facilities and areas of the Northwest Iowa Community College campus with no exception. This includes, but is not limited to, all buildings, indoor and outdoor areas and properties, and any vehicle located on college grounds. Indoor areas and properties include, but are not limited to, all common work areas, elevators, student housing, hallways, college-owned or -leased vehicles, garages, restrooms, cafeterias or dining areas, employee lounges, conference and meeting rooms, and all other enclosed areas on the college campus. Outdoor areas include, but are not limited to, parking lots, grounds, rooftops, plazas, courtyards, entrance and exit ways, and any other areas of the college campus. This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, consultants, contractors, and visitors. This policy is consistent with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. For purposes of this policy, “smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and any other lit tobacco products in any manner or in any form. For purposes of this policy, “tobacco use” means the personal use of any tobacco product, whether intended to be lit or not. This includes smoking, as defined above, as well as the use of an electronic cigarette or any other device intended to simulate smoking. Also prohibited is the use of smokeless tobacco, including snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, any other form of looseleaf smokeless tobacco, and the use of unlit cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco. Any person who violates this policy may incur a college penalty and/or a civil penalty under Iowa law. Prohibited Weapons Policy Except as provided in this policy, no person shall bring or possess a firearm, ammunition, or prohibited weapon of any kind: • On or in any college property, • To or at any college-related function at any location; or • While acting on behalf of or representing the college in any capacity at any location. This policy applies to all persons regardless of whether they are licensed to carry a concealed weapon. Only peace officers whose duties require them to carry a weapon are exempt from the above-stated prohibition. A “prohibited weapon” includes any form of firearm, knife, explosive, incendiary, or other weapon restricted under local, state, or federal regulation. “College property” includes, without limitation, all college-owned or leased vehicles, buildings or other structures, and real property (such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways, open spaces, and parking lots) under college control. Any person who questions the applicability of this policy to his or her potential situation shall obtain written permission from the college’s president or his or her designee before bringing or possessing the item(s) at issue to or at any location that would potentially be covered by this policy. Class Cancellation/Delay Start Procedures Inclement weather, mechanical systems failure, utility problems, or unforeseen circumstances may require classes to be cancelled or delayed. In the event that conditions affect Northwest Iowa Community College’s operations or schedule, students, faculty, and staff will be notified. Cancellations, early closure or a delay in starting will be made through announcements using the RAVE Alert Service. RAVE notifies all subscribers of important campus alerts. RAVE also offers e-mail alerts and text messaging alerts free of charge. You can find more information and a link to sign up for RAVE on the NCC website: www.nwicc.edu and look for the RAVE sign-up button at the bottom of the page. Alerts issued by NCC via RAVE will be brief and to the point. Late start announcements will be posted by 5:45 AM. Late starts will be announced as a 10:00 AM start. Early closures will state the time of the closure. In the event of any circumstance requiring class cancellations or delayed starts, information and updates will also be posted on the NCC website. Northwest Iowa Community College Website http://www.nwicc.edu Northwest Iowa Community College Phone Message 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907 Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 Campus Life 32


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