Graduation Information

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South Suburban College (SSC) will host its 93rd Commencement Ceremony on Facebook Live Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. SSC is committed to honoring the accomplishments of its Class of 2021 through a virtual platform that keeps health and safety a priority and eliminates potential health risks. Student recognitions, cap and gowns and commencement photos, and messages from several key stakeholders will be included in the program. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), will serve as the College’s 2021 Commencement Speaker.

Frank M. Zuccarelli will also provide his annual words of congratulations and advice to his future colleagues. This year, South Suburban College will award over 500 degrees and certificates to graduating students. SSC completed a successful virtual commencement in 2020 with over 20,000 views on social media.

Watch it on Facebook

Important Dates

February 15th Cap & Gown ordering site opens
March 28th 11:59 p.m. Online Cap and Gown ordering deadline date.
April 8th 1:00 p.m. Virtual Commencement Q & A Commencement Q & A
April 13th
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
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.

Things to Note

  • 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

Uploading your Photo

2021 Virtual Commencement Photo Upload Instructions

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