Graduation Information


The Student Senate sponsors the Student Recognition and Awards Program as well as the Commencement Ceremony for students who have completed, or will be completing their degree/diploma over the course of the year.

Application for Graduation is now available: fill out your grad app today!

Commencement Ceremony - Friday, May 17, 2019

Last Date To Apply For Graduation and Get Name In Program

Note: Students who apply after April 15 are still invited to the commencement ceremony.

Friday, April 15, 2019

Records & Registration

Commencement Line-up

Friday, May 17, 2019
1:00 p.m.

River's Edge Convention Center
Terry Haws Hall
Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 17, 2019
2:00 p.m.
River's Edge Convention Center
Terry Haws Hall

Commencement Attire

Cap and gown are required attire for those going through the commencement ceremony.  Honor cords are optional.

Caps, gowns, tassels and gold or silver honor cords will be available starting in early April at The BookStore through the start of commencement.  Gown sizing is based on your height. 

You will need to present your student ID if you wish to purchase the optional honor cord.  The BookStore will have a list of eligible students.

  • To qualify for the gold cord:  Your cumulative GPA is a 4.0 at the start of your final semester. 
  • To qualify for the silver cord:  Your cumulative GPA is a 3.5 to 3.99 at the start of your final semester. 

Graduation attire costs:
Cap, gown and green tassels set - $23.99 plus sales tax
Hat only - $4.99 plus sales tax
Tassel only - $3.99 plus sales tax 
Honor cord - $9.99 plus sales tax

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements are available at The BookStore.  Cost for a package of 8 announcements with envelopes is $2.99 plus tax.

Commencement Program

To ensure that a student's name is included in the program, the student should apply for graduation with the Office of Records and Registration prior to April 15. For easy reference, names will be placed in the program alphabetically.  This will not be the order for graduation at the commencement ceremony.

Professional Photography

A professional photographer with GRAD IMAGES will be taking photos on the day of graduation.  Proofs will be emailed to each graduate who provides an address at commencement and you will have the option of ordering from the photographer.  If you did not receive an email with you proof you can contact them at 1-800-628-4509.


Free motor coach transportation to and from SCTCC campus will be available for all students and their guests. Parking permits will not be needed on campus. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this service due to the limited amount of parking spaces near the Convention Center.

The shuttles will begin running at 12:00 PM from Door 4 and 5 at St. Cloud Technical & Community College's Northway Building.Students who have met the requirements to graduate in their program must complete and submit an application for graduation. This form should be completed and submitted to records and registration once a student has registered for his/her last term of attendance.

If all requirements have been met, a diploma/degree will be mailed to the student 3-5 weeks after final grades have been submitted.

All student account holds must be cleared before a diploma/degree can be released (including parking fines).

Students who borrowed while attending SCTCC must complete exit counseling before the diploma/degree can be mailed. Complete exit counseling.

Students will be notified of any incomplete course work or account holds. Questions regarding your diploma should be referred to Lisa Miller at 320-308-5075.

Information regarding the SCTCC Graduation Ceremony is posted each spring.

Graduation FAQs

SCTCC holds commencement once per academic year in the spring. Students who graduated in summer, fall, or spring are eligible to participate. More FAQs are at the above link.