Commencement

SAVE THE DATES! 

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 2023.

Health Professions Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies

Thursday, May 11, 2023
2 p.m. Commencement
4 p.m. Pinning
Middletown Campus

Commencement

Friday, May 12, 2023
2 p.m.
Middletown Campus

Apply to Graduate

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2022 – November 15
  • Spring 2023 – April 15
  • Summer 2023 – 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 11, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023
2 p.m. Commencement
4 p.m. Pinning
Middletown Campus

Students receiving the following degrees should plan to attend the ceremony on Thursday, May 11: 

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

Certificate Programs:

  • Health Science
  • Medical Administrative Assistant, Transcription, and Scribe
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing

Career Studies Certificates:

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

Commencement – Friday, May 12, 2023

Friday, May 12, 2023
2 p.m.
Middletown Campus

Students receiving the following degrees should plan to attend the ceremony on Friday, May 12:

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
  • 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

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
  • 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

Graduate and Guest Ticketing

Graduate and guest ticketing to attend commencement will open March 1, 2023.

Guest tickets will NOT be limited.

Graduates will receive a link on March 1 through their student email to reserve Graduate and Guest Tickets to attend Commencement

Graduate Arrival Times

Thursday, May 11 – 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.

Friday, May 12 – 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. Purchase your cap and gown and more before May 13 here.

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].

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 one hour before the start of the ceremony.
  • Anyone not seated by the time the processional begins will need to wait until the graduates are on the field before being admitted.
  • Seated Tickets: Guests will be directed to the ceremony site where ushers will assist them to the chairs provided
  • General Admission Tickets: Bring your own seats or blanket. Guests will be directed to the ceremony site where ushers will escort them to the general admission area.

Faculty, Platform Party, and Board Members

  • Thursday, May 11 – Arrive at 1 p.m. and proceed to rooms 601/602/603 in Cornerstone Hall
  • Friday, May 12 – 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 by May 1.