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 SSC Self-Service. 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 90th Annual Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in the Physical Fitness and Athletic Center.  The Ceremony will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE!

2018 Commencement Ceremony Additional Information

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 14th, 2018 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.

 Commencement Ceremony Participation Requirements: 

  • 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, May 17, 2018. No exceptions.
  • No balloons allowed in Physical Fitness & Athletic Center.
  • Participants are not allowed to alter or decorate their cap and/or gown.
  • Participants are required to wear shoes.

Congratulations Graduates!

2019 Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 19th