Graduation / Commencement

Commencement 2020 Covid-19 Update

We are currently evaluating whether or not we will be able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony and will make an announcement by the end of April.

While the safety of our community must remain the top priority, we also understand that commencement is a very important time to recognize the accomplishments of our students and those that have supported them in their education. 

Caps, gowns, and other commencement regalia are still available to order from the bookstore if you wish to prepare for commencement together or at home.

If an alternative or delayed commencement becomes necessary, we will do our best to make sure that your accomplishments are recognized.


To be considered for Graduation, a student must fill out a Petition for Graduation by the deadline. This form should be turned into the Welcome Center for review by the Registrar.  


The 2020 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 7 pm, Friday, June 12, 2020 at Patriot Hall on the Lexington campus of Clatsop Community College. Early arrival and ride-sharing is recommended.

As a candidate for graduation, you must arrive by 6:15 pm. Participants will assemble in Towler Hall, room 201.  Please check in with a College representative upon arrival.   


To participate in the commencement, all students are required to wear approved regalia.

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.

Open Seating (No Tickets Required) 


All guests, including children and spouses, must enter through the main Patriot Hall entrance.  Doors open at 6:15 pm (opening time subject to change). A reception is available for you and your guests at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Please email us with any requests for accommodations.  You also may call the Disability Services Office at (503) 338-2474.

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