Graduation Ceremonies

Commencement ceremonies are held each year at the end of term I and term II. Graduates are assigned to a morning or afternoon commencement ceremony. There is also a nurse pinning ceremony that occurs on this day. Commencement dates are located in the College Calendar.

Summer graduates and fall graduates: Term I commencement (December) is for students who graduated in the previous summer term and for students completing all graduation requirements in the fall term.

Spring graduates: Term II commencement is for students completing all graduation requirements in the spring term (May). Students are required to purchase and wear a college cap and gown in order to participate in commencement ceremonies. Students pay a nonrefundable fee for each commencement ceremony in which they participate.

Restrictions on Release of Transcripts, Diplomas and Certificates

Transcripts, diplomas and certificates will not be released until student financial obligations are met. Such financial obligations include, but are not limited to, library accounts, deferred payments, and Title IV financial aid overpayments. Students who have financial obligations outstanding will not be allowed to register until the obligations are paid.