Graduation Information

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If you are completing the required coursework for your degree or certificate, you must apply for graduation. Applications for Graduation are only available through your MySSC portal. If you do not complete and submit the Graduation Application, your degree/certificate may not be awarded. Have questions about the Graduation Application? Please email them to

The 88th Annual Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in the Physical Fitness and Athletic Center. If you are uunable to make the ceremony, you can view the live stream!

Anyone planning to participate in the ceremony must purchase a cap and gown in the SSC Campus Bookstore. As you purchase your cap & gown, you will be given 4 tickets for your guests to be admitted to the ceremony. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET.

There will be an optional day for additional distribution of tickets on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9th, 2016 in the Student Life and Leadership Office, room 2329.

This is a one-time only extra ticket distribution. Up to four additional tickets may be distributed, based on number of graduates attending ceremony. Photo ID will be required.

There will be no admittance into the ceremony without a ticket. Children 3 and over must have a ticket. Any younger children must be sitting on a guests lap.

Please do not have family or friends show up at the door without a ticket with hopes to be admitted. Unfortunately they will be turned away as door attendees do not have any tickets to disperse.

A professional photographer will be available for portraits before the ceremony on the second floor ramp area at 11:00 a.m. The photographer will also take photos during the ceremony as you receive your diploma. These optional photos will be offered
to you at a nominal price.

All commencement participants must purchase a new cap and gown from the SSC Bookstore. All sales are final. The very last day to purchase a cap and gown for participation in the ceremony is Thursday, 5/12/16. No exceptions.

Other purchases which may be made in the Bookstore (open M-Th 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) are:

Announcements | $10

Gold Medallions | $13

Please mark these dates on your calendar now:

April 25 – May 12, 2016: Purchase Cap and Gown | $26

May 2, 2016: Late Fees Begins | Additional $10

May 2, 2016: Deadline for Special Accommodations | 708-210-5754

May 9, 2016: Additional Ticket Distribution Beginning at 8:00 a.m.

May 15, 2016: Commencement Day

11:30 a.m. – Flower Sale Outside Fitness and Athletic Center

11:45 a.m. – Graduates meet at the Registration area

1:30 p.m. – Commencement Ceremony begins

Congratulations Graduates!

2017 Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 21st