Graduation/Commencement

Graduation/Commencement

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing threat posted by Coronavirus and COVID-19, spring graduation ceremonies will not be held in-person on our campuses.

College leadership and the graduation committee are considering alternative ways to mark this milestone for Spring 2020 graduates. Watch for additional details at a later date.

Students eligible for graduation in Spring 2020 should continue to apply for graduation in the normal manner. All students who fulfill the program requirements will still earn their diploma, degree or certificate.

  • In order to graduate, you must submit an online Graduation Application for each degree you plan to complete.

    Deadlines to submit your Graduation Application:

    • Fall Semester: July 1
    • Spring Semester: November 1 
    • Summer Semester: April 1

    To ensure all necessary requirements are met and to avoid delays, we strongly suggest you follow the Graduation Application deadlines. Early submissions guarantees a graduation review prior to the start of the following semester. Late submissions will be accepted but are not guaranteed to be processed for that term.

    After you apply, your records will be reviewed and a graduation status email will be sent to the email on file.

    All students must apply for graduation regardless of the decision to participate in commencement. Submitting an application initiates the official review of your degree requirements, posting your degree on your transcript and ordering your diploma/certificate.

  • Diploma

    Diplomas are ordered for all graduates at the end of the term.

    • Fall graduate diplomas are mailed in January
    • Spring graduate diplomas are mailed in June
    • Summer graduate diplomas in September

    Diplomas are mailed to the permanent address on file. To prevent delays, please make sure that your permanent address is up-to-date in your e-services account.

    Cover

    Diploma covers will be given out at the commencement ceremony, diplomas will be mailed following the above schedule.

    If you would like a cover and do not intend to participate in the ceremony, please email Kristen Wiesen or call 763-433-1286.

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