Student Commencement Info
Upcoming Commencement Dates
- Fall 2023: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 6 p.m.
- Spring 2024: Friday, May 17, 2024, 3 p.m.
Petition to Graduate
Congratulations on reaching this important milestone in your education journey. Students who plan to participate in the Tri-C's Commencement ceremony must petition ahead of time.
Deadlines to petition for fall and spring ceremonies are:
- Fall 2023: Friday, Friday, Nov. 17
- Spring 2024: Friday, April 5
Students who have petitioned to graduate will receive specific information on how to RSVP to attend the Commencement ceremony. Be sure to check your Tri-C email often.
Note: you must RSVP if you plan to attend the Commencement ceremony.
Purchase a Cap and Gown
You can purchase your keepsake cap, gown (which includes the white stole) and colored tassel at a campus bookstore.
Cap, gown and tassel: $51.98
If purchased separately:
- Gown only: $33.98, plus tax
- Cap only: $10.02, plus tax
- Tassel only: $7.98, plus tax
Note: White stoles are provided to all students participating in graduation regardless of whether they purchase a cap and gown. They can be picked up in the Barnes & Noble bookstore.
*Shipping fees apply.
Pick Up Honors Cord and Stole
Students who have maintained at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA as of the end of Summer 2023 semester will be able pick up their honors cord at a campus Student Engagement office beginning in November.
- Eastern Campus (ESS 1303)
- Metropolitan Campus (MCC 200L2)
- Western Campus (WHCS A100)
- Westshore Campus (SLT 214)
Stoles (other than the white ones provided by the College) are available by individual groups for purchase. Contact your affinity group (e.g. PTK, Black American Council, Lambda GSA) for specific stole-ordering and purchasing information.
Update your contact information:
When you petition for fall 2023, you will be informed of the results within two months of the December ceremony. Diplomas, certificates and letters will be sent via USPS. For more information, contact RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
Deadline to petition for Fall 2023 Commencement is Friday, Nov. 17.
More Commencement Information
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