Preparing for Graduation

SWCC holds commencement exercises each Spring in the Charles R. King Community Center gymnasium.

The spring 2016 graduation date is set for  May 12, Thursday, 7 p.m.

To prepare for graduation:

Submit to Admissions, by December 5th, the  completed Application for Graduation (PDF)
complete the online Graduation Survey
You may deliver your graduation application to Admissions and be measured for cap and gown orders OR complete and send in the Measurement Form

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Graduation Photos – An opportunity to purchase professional quality photos will be available May 14 from 2 to 5 pm in the King Community Center Art Gallery.
Your 3 – 5 professional quality photos will be mailed to you  on a CD along with copyrights to print. The cost is $25 and all proceeds will to go to the Great Expectations Program at SWCC. For more information call 276.964.7654.


If you do not plan to participate in the graduation ceremony, please complete the Request to Graduate in Absentia form and submit it to the Admissions & Records Office with your Application for Graduation. Your diploma will be mailed within 45 days after the date of graduation.

NOTE: Diplomas are awarded at the end of Spring Semester only. Students completing requirements at the end of other terms may request a letter verifying completion while awaiting award of diploma by contacting the Admissions Office at or 276.964.7293

All graduates are encouraged to attend a commencement exercise.

–Summer Term graduates may participate in the prior Spring term commencement exercise.

–Fall term graduates may participate in the following Spring term commencement exercise.

See the Student Handbook for more information on graduation requirements and Graduation Honors awarded.

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