All graduates are report no later than 5:30 p.m. Please report to the Parkhouse Atrium, and be aware that traffic surrounding Central Campus can get extremely congested, allow extra time for travel that evening.

College personnel will be on hand to check students in and assist with the student procession line up. Students will line up in pairs within their degree programs: A.A. students, A.S. students, A.A.S. students, A.F.A. students, A.G.S. students, and Certificate students. (If you are a degree and certificate recipient, you will line up with the appropriate degree category.)


Graduates should remember to bring their caps, gowns, tassel and name cards to the event.Graduates, who received academic or special distinctions should remember their stoles, tassels, etc. for the event. Replacements are not available for purchase at line-up.

Children and Personal Belongings

Children and/or other guests of the graduate are not permitted to walk in the procession or sit with graduates. Arrangements should be made for children to sit with family/guests.

Graduates are encouraged to leave all personal belongings with their guests as there is no storage for items during the ceremony.

For the safety and security of all attending the ceremony, no backpacks, coolers or any soft sided bag larger than 16"x16"x8" will be permitted in the event area.

Ceremony Protocol

Graduates are reminded that they will receive their diploma case when they cross the stage, but their actual diploma is mailed to them after the ceremony. Please contact the registrar with questions.

Diplomas for those who graduate in Spring 2018 will be mailed out by June 30. Diplomas for those who graduate in Summer 2018 will be mailed out by September 30. Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 graduates: if you have not received your diploma please contact: