Commencement FAQ

Office of Student Affairs & Wellness

How do I find out the status of my degree?

 Questions concerning the status of your degree petition should be addressed directly to the Admissions & Records office.

Will I receive my actual diploma at commencement?

No. Your actual diploma will be mailed to you once your petition is processed by Admissions & Records.

Can I participate in Commencement even if I will not complete my classes until summer?

Yes. You must visit the Office of Student Affairs for clarification regarding your particular circumstances.

How many tickets am I entitled to?

All graduates receive 5 tickets with their cap & gown package.

Are extra tickets available?

Yes. Contact the bookstore annex for details or visit them online.

Do I wear a special sash or cord if I am part of a special group or program?

Yes. Many groups have sashes and cords. Consult with the Bookstore annex or your program coordinator.

Is there a rehearsal for the ceremony?

No. Follow the instructions in your commencement package and you will do great!

If I am completing a certificate program, or receiving an award of achievement may I participate?

No. At this time the commencement ceremony is only for students receiving their A.A./A.S degrees. Please contact your program coordinator regarding certificate completion and award recognition ceremonies for your specific program.


These are just some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you have a concern that is not addressed on this page then please contact us.