Graduation

2021 Spring Graduation Commencement Ceremonies!


Valley Campus:

  • THURSDAY, MAY 6
    Valley Campus West Lawn
    ( By invitation only. )
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  • 12:00 Noon
    Nursing, Nurse Aid, EMT/Paramedic
  • 2:00 pm
    AA, AS, Agribusiness, Aquaculture Technology, Business Management, Diesel, ECE Holistic Health, Med Assisting Professional, Reflexology + 2020 RSVP’s + TPREP
  • 4:00 pm
    Automotive, Barbering, Cosmo, Law Enforcement, Dental Assisting, Esthetician and Welding

When is the Graduation Rehearsal?
Graduation rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 5th at 3:00pm at the Valley Campus, West lawn.

When is the Commencement Ceremony?
The commencement ceremony of graduation will be held on Thursday, May 6th. Three different ceremonies at Noon, 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Valley Campus West Lawn.


What Do I Do The Day Of Commencement?
All candidates are encouraged to be present at the commencement exercise, wearing cap and gown. Show up on campus 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to line up. If you have special needs or guests with special needs, please let us know prior the event so we can accommodate special requests.

Instructions for Graduates

  • Caps and gowns available for pick up between April 26 and May 6 in the Admissions Office. See Mathilda Westerman.
  • Please register your guests on our website.
  • Candidates should wear tassels on the right until it is changed at the time of conferring the degrees.
  • Social distancing will be maintained for the entire event. Please do your part to social distance throughout graduation.
  • Each candidate will be given a name card. Graduates will carry the name card to the stage and present it to the reader before crossing the stage.
  • After receiving his/her diploma cover, each candidate will exit across the platform and return to his/her seat.

Undergraduate Honors
Students who will be graduating with honors will be given a color cord during the graduation dinner based on previous semester GPA as follows:

  • Gold Cord – Graduating with highest honor – Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA)
  • Silver Cord – Graduating with Great Honor – Magna Cum Laude (3.75 - 3.99 GPA)
  • Bronze Cord – Graduating with Honor – Cum Laude (3.5 – 3.74 GPA)

The honor cords are for those students receiving a Degree.


[ Review the 2021 Virtual Commencement ]
[ Review the 2020 Virtual Commencement ]
[ Replay 2019 Valley Campus Commencement ]


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Trinidad Campus:

When is the Graduation Rehearsal?
Graduation rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, May 4th at 4:00pm at the Trinidad Campus Pit.

When is the Commencement Ceremony?
The commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 7th. Three different ceremonies at Noon, 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Pit on the Trinidad Campus.


What Do I Do The Day Of Commencement?
All candidates are encouraged to be present at the commencement exercise, wearing cap and gown. Show up on campus 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to line up. If you have special needs or guests with special needs, please let us know prior the event so we can accommodate special requests.

Instructions for Graduates

  • Caps and gowns re available for pick up April 26 through May 6 in the office of the Registrar, Berg first floor.
  • Please register your guests on our website.
  • Candidates should wear tassels on the right until it is changed at the time of conferring the degrees.
  • Social distancing will be maintained for the entire event. Please do your part to social distance throughout graduation.
  • Each candidate will be given a name card. Graduates will carry the name card to the stage and present it to the reader before crossing the stage.
  • After receiving his/her diploma cover, each candidate will exit platform and return to his/her seat.

Undergraduate Honors
Students who will be graduating with honors will be given a color cord during the graduation practice based on their cumulative GPA as follows:

  • Gold Cord – Graduating with highest honor – Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA)
  • Silver Cord – Graduating with Great Honor – Magna Cum Laude (3.75 - 3.99 GPA)
  • Bronze Cord – Graduating with Honor – Cum Laude (3.5 – 3.74 GPA)

The honor cords are for those students receiving a Degree.

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[ Review the 2021 Virtual Commencement ]
[ Review the 2020 Virtual Commencement ]
[ Replay 2019 Trinidad Campus Commencement ]