2023 Commencement
Ceremony Photos


Graduation / Commencement

To walk in Commencement and have your name added to the Commencement Program, please fill out a Petition for Graduation by April 14, 2023. Return this form to Student Services: First Stop in Columbia Hall, Room 109.

Graduation is the official awarding of two-year degrees and one-year certificates. This means that you have completed all the necessary credit requirements.

Commencement is the ceremony celebrating the completion of these educational programs.
“Walking” during commencement does not always mean a student has officially graduated. However, students can participate in the ceremony preceding their official completion of credit requirements. 


The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16th in Patriot Hall.

What Graduates Need to Know 

Date: Friday, June 16th, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. – Check-In for Students.

4:00 p.m. – Ceremony starts

Place: Towler Hall, First Floor (staging area before the graduates)

Park: Park in the lower lot by the library, in the lot behind Columbia Hall or on Jerome Ave. All spaces in front of Columbia Hall on Lexington Avenue and seven spaces directly behind Columbia Hall are reserved for disability parking.

Additional Information:
  • Leave all valuables at home or locked in your vehicle.  There will be NO security provided for valuables left in the staging area.   The College is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • You will only receive your diploma cover during the ceremony.
  • Diplomas will be mailed out in August to the address on file. If you have not received your diploma by September 22rd, 2023 please email Registrar@clatsopcc.edu