2018 Guide to Graduation

With graduation right around the corner, here are a few important details to remember:

  • Caps and gowns may be picked up through June 14 at Enrollment Services between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. On June 15, graduates can pick up their caps and gowns in the gym.
  • Honor students will receive their medallions and honor cords when they pick up their caps and gowns.
  • Graduation announcements and souvenir tassels are available at the bookstore.

ON GRADUATION DAY – Friday, June 15

  • The ceremony will be outside – rain or shine. No tickets are needed, but seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.
  • Your tassel should be on the right side of your cap to start.
  • All participating graduates need to check in at the gym no later than 3:15 p.mDON’T BE LATE!
  • The processional will begin exactly at 3:45 p.m.
  • During the processional:
    • March slowly when the music starts.
    • Make sure each person has a seat before starting a new row.
    • When your name is called, proceed across the stage. You will receive a diploma cover (your diploma will be mailed in about six weeks).
    • You will exit down the center of the stage and return to your seat.
  • Remind family and friends to arrive early to find parking.
  • Parking for disabled family members is available in the library parking lot.
  • Family and friends are invited to attend the reception in the cafeteria following commencement.
  • The ceremony will be aired on Channel 3 and videotaped. DVDs will be available for $10 after June 30 at the Student Life and Involvement Center.
  • Graduation photography by Giske Image Design will be available before the ceremony from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in the garden walkway between the Hanson building and the gym. Photos can be viewed and ordered online at www.ccgraduation.com.


Add yours →

  1. That’s hard to predict. It really depends on how many names and how quickly graduates go through the line. Usually, it’s about two hours, but some have gone longer.

  2. How long does the graduation ceremony last?

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