2022 Commencement &
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Graduation / Commencement


To be considered for Graduation, a student must fill out a Petition for Graduation. This form should be turned into the Student Services: First Stop/Welcome Center. To have your name listed in the commencement program, you must submit your grad petition by April 15, 2022.


The 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17th in Patriot Hall.

What Graduates Need To Know 

Date:     Friday, June 17th, 2022

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. 

Bring:    Cap and Gown (the tassel goes on the right)

  • 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 23rd, 2022 please email

Date:     Friday, June 17th, 2022 

Time:    3:00 pm to 3:25 pm – Check-In  

Place:    Towler Hall, first floor (staging area before the ceremony) 

Park:     Park in the lower lot by the library or on Jerome Ave  

Bring:    Cap and Gown (the tassel goes on the right) 

To order your cap and gown, please fill out the form and email it to You can pay by phone (503) 338-2447 or at the Bookstore from 9-3pm.

If you ordered a cap and gown, you may pick up your order at the College Bookstore located in Columbia Hall.  The bookstore will announce when regalia is available for pickup.  The bookstore is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Patriot Hall doors open at 3:00 pm.   
  • There is limited parking please encourage ride sharing.  
  • Designated disabilities parking is on Lexington alongside Columbia Hall or in the back parking lot behind Columbia Hall.
  • Seating will be on bleachers, feel free to bring a cushion.
  • No large backpacks/book bags allowed in the gym.  Diaper bags are OK. 
  • The Patriot Hall gymnasium prohibits confetti, balloons, silly string, glitter, and firearms.  DO NOT bring any of these items. 
  • Food and drink are banned in the gymnasium, you can bring bottled water.

If you or your guests need special accommodations, please reach out to Christine Riehl at (503) 338-2305 or