Graduation Information

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South Suburban College (SSC) will host its 94th Commencement Ceremony in the Physical Fitness and Athletic Center on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. SSC is committed to honoring the accomplishments of its Class of 2022. The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live. The College’s 2022 Commencement Speaker will be the mayor of Lynwood, IL and South Suburban College alumnus, Jada D. Curry. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Terry Wells will also provide words of congratulations and advice to his future colleagues.

The graduation application is now available for Spring 2022. The deadline to submit the application is March 28, 2022. Students must apply for graduation to be able to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

To be eligible to receive a degree or certificate, students must:

  • Apply for graduation by the deadline. This means that students who have been denied for graduation in a previous semester must reapply.
  • Clear all financial restrictions.

To be eligible to participate in commencement, students must:

  • Apply for graduation by the deadline. This means that students who have been denied for graduation in a previous semester must reapply.
  • Must complete or be enrolled in all requirements for the degree/certificate during the semester they apply. If students have a course remaining to take in the summer semester, they will need to see their counselor for conditional approval to participate in the ceremony.
  • Apply for graduation by using an online application form by logging into SSC Self-Service.
  • Unfortunately, applicants who submit applications late may not have their names listed in the program because of publication deadlines. If you plan to participate in the ceremony, please be aware of the deadlines.

If you have additional questions regarding your eligibility to graduate, please contact the Counseling Department using the Qless app.

Students should direct questions to their counselor of record by accessing the QLess virtual line system: https://www.ssc.edu/qless.

 

Watch it on Facebook

 

Important Dates

March 28th Deadline to apply for graduation APPLY HERE
April 4th 11:30PM Deadline to RSVP for Commencement participation. RESERVE YOUR SPOT
April 5th 3:00PM Deadline to schedule on-site graduation photography session. Appointments are scheduled on first come first serve basis. SCHEDULE PHOTO
April 5-7th 9:00AM – 6:00PM Cap and gown pick-up. SSC Circle
April 8th 10:00AM – 3:00PM LAST DAY to pick-up cap and gown. SSC Circle
April 11th 10:00AM – 3:00PM On-site graduation photography sessions. Kindig Performing Arts Center
April 12th 11:00AM – 7:00PM On-site graduation photography sessions. Kindig Performing Arts Center
May 22nd 1:30PM Commencement ceremony begins. Physical Fitness and Athletic Center (Fieldhouse)
and streamed LIVE on Facebook

Things to Note

  • Deadline to confirm your participation is April 4th. NO EXCEPTIONS. RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE
  • Last day to order/pick-up cap and gown for Commencement participation is 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 8th. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Cap and gown fee is $35. All payments can be made at the cashier located on the 2nd Floor.
  • Graduation photo will be FREE to all participating graduates. On picture day, bring your favorite quote with you. Your quote will be displayed along with your photograph at the Commencement ceremony.
  • For questions about your G.P.A or honors status, please contact your counselor of record QLESS