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Graduation 2014

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42nd Annual Commencement Pictures from Saturday, May 10, 2014

Spring commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 10th. In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, a student must have completed or be currently attending all courses necessary to satisfy degree or certificate requirements. If you finish your requirements during Summer, Spring or Fall Semesters, you are eligible to participate. There are steps you must take and deadlines to meet in order to graduate and participate in Spring graduation. Please review carefully the following information if you plan to graduate this year and/or participate in Spring graduation.

Graduation/Pinning Ceremonies for Health Sciences - May 6-9, 2014

  • May 6 at 7:00 p.m. - Associate Degree Nursing
  • May 7 at 7:00 p.m. - Practical Nursing
  • May 8 at 6:00 p.m. - Physical Therapist Assistant
  • May 8 at 7:30 p.m. - Medical Laboratory Technology
  • May 9 at 6:00 p.m. - Respiratory Therapy

Main Graduation Ceremony - May 10, 2014

There will be three separate graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. on the Washington State Community College Campus with a reception held in the cafeteria following each ceremony. All ceremonies will be held in the Graham Auditorium.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Arts & Sciences
  • 11:30 a.m. - Business Technologies
  • 1:30 p.m. - Engineering & Industrial Technologies

Important Deadlines

All students are expected to submit a Graduation Petition, signed by your academic advisor to the Records Office by February 21, 2014. Completing your Graduation Petition for when you plan to graduate is important for several reasons. It provides an opportunity to make sure that you have not overlooked or misunderstood any graduation requirements—and that you and degree auditors in the Records Office agree on how your courses fit division and college rules. Students must submit their graduation petition form to the Records Office by the following 2013-14 deadlines:

  • February 21st for a graduation in May 2014

  • June 20th for a graduation in August 2014

You may obtain a graduation petition form from the Records Office.

How do I petition?

  1. Obtain a petition form from the Records Office.

  2. Complete the petition with your academic advisor.

  3. If you are enrolled in a dual degree/certificate program, you must complete a graduation petition form for each degree/certificate.

  4. Return the completed and signed form to the Records Office.

Meeting with Advisor(s)

Students must meet with their academic advisor to receive approval of their graduation plan. Once approval is granted and review of degree requirements is completed, their advisor signs the graduation petition. Students should take the graduation petition to the Records Office.

Where to file Petition

Students should bring their signed petition to the Records Office.

Update Contact Information

Students should keep their address and phone numbers current in WEBADVISOR. Students should also regularly check their Washington State Community College student email account to view important messages, sent by the Records Office, regarding degree requirements and progress toward degree completion.

Participation in Graduation Ceremony

Students who wish to participate in the Spring Graduation Ceremony must notify the graduation committee by March 18 via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Caps & Gowns

Students participating in spring commencement must order their cap and gown by March 18 online at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Students may pick up their cap and gowns in the Bookstore beginning April 28. The cost of the cap and gown is $30 and it must be paid to the Bookstore when it is picked up.

Graduation Invitations

Graduation invitations for students are on sale in the college Bookstore beginning April 14. The cost is .70 each.

Bookstore Hours

Monday - 7:30am – 6:00pm

Tuesday - Friday – 7:30am – 4:00pm

Spring Graduation Ceremony Date

Washington State Community College will hold the 42nd annual spring commencement on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Individual division ceremony times will be announced shortly.

Diplomas

All diplomas are mailed to student's permanent address on file, they are not given out at the graduation ceremony.

Reminder

The deadline to petition to graduate is Friday, February 21. If you plan to participate in the Spring Graduation Ceremony the deadline to sign up for participation is March 18. Even though you petition for graduation you must ALSO sign up by the deadline for participation in the Spring Graduation Ceremony.


Click here to see the 2013 Graduation Program or Pinning Program.

Click here to see the 2012 Graduation Program or Pinning Program.

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