Commencement

Graduates are invited, along with friends, family, faculty and staff, to gather in person as we collectively recognize the accomplishments and confer the degrees of the class of 2024. 

Health Professions Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies

Thursday, May 9, 2024
2 p.m. Commencement
4 p.m. Pinning
Middletown Campus

Commencement

Friday, May 10, 2024
2 p.m.
Middletown Campus

Apply to Graduate

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • Fall – November 15
  • Spring – April 15
  • Summer – July 15

Apply for the semester that you will finish all degree or certificate requirements.

View details and apply to graduate.

NOTE: GRADUATION is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript. COMMENCEMENT is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree or certificate and has a separate process for signing up and obtaining tickets for guests.

Graduation vs. Commencement

GRADUATION is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript.

COMMENCEMENT is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree or certificate and has a separate process for signing up and obtaining tickets for guests.

Health Professions Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies – Thursday, May 9, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024
2 p.m. Commencement
Middletown Campus

Students receiving the following degrees should plan to attend this ceremony: 

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Professions Specialization
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Registered Nursing
  • Registered Nursing Advanced Placement Option for LPNs
  • Surgical Technology
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Certificate Programs:

  • Health Science
  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing

Career Studies Certificates:

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Healthcare Technology Specialist
  • Hospital Facility Coding
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pre-Allied Health

Following the Health Professions Commencement there will be three pinning ceremonies.

Thursday, May 9
4 p.m. Pinning Ceremonies

Nursing Pinning
Commencement Tent

Medical Laboratory Technology
Science and Health Professions Building
First Floor, Room 136/138

Surgical Technology
Corron Community Development Center
Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center

EMS Coin Ceremony
Science and Health Professions Building
Second Floor, Room 234 

Commencement – Friday, May 10, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024
2 p.m.
Middletown Campus

Students receiving the following degrees should plan to attend this ceremony:

Associate of Applied Science 

  • Accounting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Early Childhood Development
  • General Engineering Technology – Civil Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering Technology – Computer-Aided Drafting Technology
  • General Engineering Technology – Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering Technology – Technical Operations
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Management
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Technical Studies

Associate of Arts and Sciences

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • General Studies – Administration of Justice Specialization
  • General Studies – Communications Specialization
  • General Studies – Human Services Specialization
  • General Studies – Recreation and Outdoor Leadership Specialization with Therapeutic Recreation Focus
  • General Studies – Recreation and Outdoor Leadership Specialization
  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts – Fine Arts Specialization
  • Liberal Arts

Associate of Science

  • Engineering
  • Science – Agriculture Science Specialization
  • Science – Computational & Data Science Specialization
  • Science – Computer Science Specialization
  • Science – Cybersecurity Engineering Specialization
  • Science – Forensic Science Specialization
  • Science

Certificate Programs:

  • Administration of Justice
  • General Education
  • Legal Administration
  • Medical Administrative Assistant, Transcription, and Scribe
  • Medical Billing and Coding

Career Studies Certificates:

  • Advanced Early Childhood Development
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Basic Electronics Technician
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Science Generalist
  • Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Drafting
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Business
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician – Basic
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Nature and Outdoor Photography
  • Networking Specialist
  • Personal Training and Group Exercise Leadership
  • Practical Electrical Technician
  • Recreation and Outdoor Leadership
  • Small Business Management
  • Software Development
  • Supervision
  • Technology Essentials

Sign-Up to Attend Commencement

Graduates must sign-up to attend commencement for themselves and guests.

The sign-up link will be available on March 1, 2024.

Guest Information:

  • Guest are NOT LIMITED.
  • Guest seats will be located under the commencement tent and WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED. No Tickets.

Graduate Arrival Times

Graduates should plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m. and enter the college through the Toxopeus Welcome Center. Once inside, you will be directed to check in.

Cap and Gown

Graduates must purchase caps and gowns from the college bookstore or online. It is recommended that all orders are placed at least three weeks before commencement.

Diploma

Diploma’s will be mailed to each graduate 8 weeks from the date of Commencement.

Parking

Parking lots on campus during the ceremonies are open and free for guest parking.  Accessible and special-assistance parking is available.

Accessible and special-assistance parking is available. Request an Accessible Parking Pass by emailing [email protected].

If you request ADA parking passes for yourself or guests, they will be placed in the mail the first week of May.

Photography

A professional photographer will attempt to capture as many graduates walking off the stage as possible (though a photograph of every graduate cannot be guaranteed). Photos will be posted online and be available for download at no cost.

Guest Seating

  • Guests should enter the college through the Toxopeus Welcome Center at the front of Cornerstone Hall. View the Middletown Campus Map.
  • Guests will be permitted to enter the commencement ceremony area at 12:30 p.m.
  • Anyone not seated by the time the processional begins will need to wait until the graduates are on the field before being admitted.

Faculty, Platform Party, and Board Members

  • Arrive at 1 p.m. and proceed to rooms 601/602/603 in Cornerstone Hall
  • Light refreshments will be offered.
  • Faculty Regalia: If you need regalia for the ceremony, please place your order with the bookstore at least three weeks before commencement.

Commencement and Pinning Photo Galleries

Photo galleries from both Commencement and all Pinning Ceremonies can be found at the links below.

As a gift from the college to the graduates and their families, all photographs are provided FREE to download and use!

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