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 Graduation

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  • Apply
  • Commencement
  • FAQ
  • Invitation
  • Cultural Convocations
  • Free Cap & Gown
The following information provides a step by step guide on how to apply for graduation.
 
Graduation Application priority deadlines are listed below. Please note that applications received AFTER the deadline will be accepted, but may not be processed until the following semester:

• Fall 2018 Graduates – November 2, 2018
• Spring 2019 Graduates – March 29, 2019
Step 1 - Determine if you are eligible to Graduate
Step 2 - Official Transcripts are on file at CGC
Step 3 - Graduation Application Form
Step 4 - Meet with an Academic Advisor
Step 5 - Pay Graduation Fees
Commencement Ceremony
Ceremony Etiquette
Cap, Gown, Cords, and Stoles
Special Accommodations for Graduation
Q - What time do I need to check in for commencement?
Q - Is there a graduation rehearsal?
Q - What time does the commencement ceremony begin?
Q - Is there a fee to graduate?
Q - Is there a fee to participate in the commencement ceremony?
Q - Where can I pick up my cap and gown?
Q - Where will the commencement ceremony be held?
Q - Who needs a graduation invitation?
Q - When are the invitations available?
Q - Do I need to reserve invitations ahead of time?
Q - How many invitations can I obtain?
Q - Where can I pick up the invitations?
Q - When will extra graduation invitations become available?
Q - Is there a cost for the invitations?
Q - How is seating arranged at graduation?
Q - What if I have guests who need special assistance or are handicapped?
Q - Are photos available to purchase of the ceremony?
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​What are cultural convocations?

Maricopa Community Colleges has a proud tradition of offering students the opportunity to celebrate graduation through culturally-focused convocations. These smaller, more intimate events are cultural celebrations that affirm our students and reach out to families and friends in a meaningful way.
 

Celebrate student diversity

All Maricopa Community Colleges graduates, their friends and families, and all employees are invited to attend any and all of the convocation ceremonies.
Join us this year as we once again celebrate our students and their cultural heritages!

2019 Convocation Schedules

AFRICAN AMERICAN CONVOCATION | SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 | 12:00 P.M.
South Mountain Community College | Performing Arts Center
7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
 
AMERICAN INDIAN CONVOCATION | FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 | 6:00 P.M.
Phoenix College | Bulpitt Auditorium
1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CONVOCATION | SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 | 10:00 A.M.
Rio Salado College | Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
HISPANIC CONVOCATION | SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2018 | 2:30 P.M.
Phoenix Convention Center | South Ballroom
100 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
 

LGBTQ+ CONVOCATION | WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019 | 7:00 P.M.
Phoenix College | John Paul Theatre
1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
 
VETERANS CONVOCATION | THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 | 6:00 P.M.
Phoenix College | Bulpitt Auditorium
1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Chandler-Gilbert offers a scholarship to pay the cap and gown fee. Please review scholarship eligibility information and submit your Graduation Scholarship Application by completing the below form no later than April 30, 2019.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Successfully petition for graduation by March 29, 2019.
  2. Select to participate in commencement ceremonies (funds are not due until May).
  3. Must have submitted a 2018-2019 FAFSA so financial need can be determined by the Financial Aid Office.
  4. Successfully complete courses and be eligible for graduation.
First and Last Name
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