While COVID-19 may have changed our plans for a traditional ceremony, South Suburban College’s desire to celebrate and recognize the academic accomplishments of our graduates remains a priority. So everyone can participate without any health risks, South Suburban College will offer our 2021 commencement ceremony virtually on May 16, 2021.
Cap and Gown Ordering:
Anyone planning to participate in the Virtual Commencement Ceremony should order their cap and gown online by 11:59 p.m. March 28, 2021, at ORDER MY 2021 CAP & GOWN. The cost of the gown is $26.00. Your cap and gown will be available for pick-up on 4/13 & 4/14. If you would rather have your cap and gown shipped to your home, there is an additional $12.95 shipping cost.
A professional photographer will be on-site April 19th & 20th, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. to capture a photograph of you in your cap and gown. Your photograph will be taken free of charge and included in our virtual ceremony. The photograph(s) taken will be offered to you at a nominal price and will be available for review after the virtual ceremony airs by clicking: https://events.lifetouch.com/ssc
Schedule your photography appointment here: SSC Photo Day Signup
If you choose not to have a professional photograph taken on campus, you can upload your own photograph for the commencement ceremony. Take your best headshot in your cap and gown and upload it to SSC Virtual Commencement by 11:59 p.m. April 20, 2021. We have included a step-by-step guide on how to upload your photo on our website. If you plan to take our free professional photograph, you do not need to upload your own photo.
For your safety, and the safety of others, you must wear a mask on campus. If you do not have a mask, we cannot allow you to enter the building to have your picture taken. Times will be set at appropriate intervals to ensure social distancing guidelines.
If you are a current or past Veteran, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org we would like to acknowledge your service.
For questions regarding G.P.A or honors status, please contact Jazaer Farrar at email@example.com. For information related to the Virtual Commencement Ceremony, we will hold a Q & A session on Wednesday, April 8th 1:00 p.m – 2:00p.m. at Commencement Q&A.
Congratulations on your achievement! We want your virtual commencement ceremony to be a pleasant, meaningful experience. You may also find information by visiting the graduation information page.
Director of Registration & Records
|February 15th||Cap & Gown ordering site opens||www.buildagrad.com|
|March 28th||11:59 p.m.||class=”center” style=”vertical-align: middle;”>Online Cap and Gown ordering deadline date.||www.buildagrad.com|
|April 8th||1:00 p.m.||Virtual Commencement Q & A||Commencement Q & A|
|10:00a.m – 2:00 p.m.
12:00a.m – 4:00 p.m.
|Cap & Gown pick-up||Performing Arts Center|
|April 14th||4:59 p.m.||Deadline to schedule on-site graduation photograph||https://events.lifetouch.com/ssc|
|April 18th||11:59 p.m.||Deadline to schedule on-site graduation photograph.||SSC Photo Day Signup|
|April 20th||9:00a.m – 3:00p.m.||On-site graduate photos||Performing Arts Center|
|May 16th||1:30 p.m.||Commencement Ceremony begins on Facebook.||http://fb.me/southsuburbancollege|
- Last day to order a cap and gown for participation in the ceremony is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 28th. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Last day to upload a photo in your cap and gown for the virtual ceremony is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 20th. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- By being photographed or uploading your photo, you understand that you am giving permission for South Suburban College the use of my photograph for public, promotional, and/or educational purposes (including publications, presentation, or broadcast via newspaper, internet or other media sources). You do this with full knowledge and consent and waive all claims for compensation for use, or for damages.
- Cap & Gown– $26.00 Cap & Gown Photo– FREE