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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

May 13, 2022 | CGCC Pecos Campus | Coyote Gym

We are proud to host the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 graduates. We look forward to honoring the resilience you’ve shown this last year and celebrate your incredible academic accomplishments.

As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we have explored new ways to ensure you fully experience the joy and happiness that mark one of the most memorable times in your life.

We will host two ceremonies on May 13, 2022, so we can safely bring students, faculty, staff and guests all together.

Students will be assigned to a specific ceremony based on your degree/program. Not sure what field of interest your degree/program is in? Take a look and see where you fit!


May 13 at 10 a.m. | Graduates please arrive at 9am for Check-In

  • Behavioral Science and Human Services
  • Business, Entrepreneurialism and Management
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Culture and Society

May 13 at 3 p.m. | Graduates please arrive at 2pm for Check-In

  • Applied Technology
  • Education
  • General Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • STEM
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Participation

*Registration for the Commencement Ceremony is closed.

Cap and Gown Information

All graduates should wear a black cap and gown in order to participate in the ceremony. These can be purchased through an online retailer, borrowed from a friend or purchased second-hand. If you are unable to purchase a cap and gown due to financial hardship, please contact Yvette Strickling at yvette.strickling@cgc.edu.

Cap and gowns may be purchased through June 30. Please order by April 17 to ensure delivery before the commencement ceremony.

Purchase Cap and Gown

Commencement Speaker Application

Two students will have the honor of speaking at our Commencement Ceremony (one at each ceremony). If you are interested, please complete the Commencement Speaker Application by Friday, April 8. Auditions for those applicants selected will be during the week of April 18-April 22. Please email Kim Kocak at kim.kocak@cgc.edu if you have any questions.

Complete the Commencement Speaker Application

Apply for Graduation

Please remember that participating in the Commencement Ceremony is not the same as applying to graduate from CGCC with your certificate or degree and receiving a diploma. Participation does not guarantee that you have fulfilled all the graduation requirements.

Apply to Graduate

Commencement Location

The Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus Coyote Gym.
2626 E Pecos Rd
Chandler, AZ 85225

Coyote Gym is located on the south-east side of campus. Graduates and guests should use the Emmett Drive entrance and park on the west side of campus.

View Commencement Parking Map

Commencement Flowers

Family and friends can order flowers and kukui necklaces for their graduates. All online orders will be available for pickup on-site the day of commencement. To retrieve your order, please stop by the booth, conveniently located inside the Coyote Center near the gym entrance, prior to the ceremony.

Order Flowers

Commencement Invitation

Graduates, please download this commencement invitation to share with your friends and family.

Download Commencement Invitation

Commencement Live Stream

The two ceremonies will be live streamed and archived on YouTube. Friends and family can watch in real time or view the festivities at a later date.

Convocations

Register for 2022 Convocation Ceremonies

Questions?

Email us at graduation@cgc.edu

FAQs

Although guests are not required to have tickets for this event, in order to ensure safety and allow us to physically distance students are encouraged to bring no more than 4 guests.

Diplomas for your earned degree and certificate will be mailed to your address on record once grades have been processed and the college has confirmed that all requirements have been met. You will NOT receive your actual diploma at the ceremony and participating in the ceremony does not guarantee or signify that you officially graduate.

All graduates should wear a black cap and gown in order to participate in the ceremony. These can be purchased through an online retailer, borrowed from a friend or purchased second-hand. If you are unable to purchase a cap and gown due to financial hardship, please contact Yvette Strickling at yvette.strickling@cgc.edu.

Cap and gowns may be purchased through June 30. Please order by April 17 to ensure delivery before the commencement ceremony.

Purchase Cap and Gown Here

GradImages will be taking photos during the ceremony and of each graduate. They will reach out to you directly after the ceremony with your photos and options for ordering.

Please fill out the Ceremony RSVP form so you can tell us more about the accommodations that you or your guests may need and we will do our best to meet those requests. If a guest is unable to attend in person we will be live streaming both ceremonies.

We will be live streaming and recording both ceremonies so your guests can watch in real time or view the ceremonies at a later date.

Applying to graduate from CGCC with your certificate or degree is not the same as attending or RSVPing to the Commencement ceremony. Participating in the Commencement ceremony does not guarantee that you have fulfilled all the graduation requirements and your diploma, if eligible, will be mailed to you after grades have been processed and the college has confirmed that all requirements have been met.

Please leave balloons, noisemakers, confetti and large signs/banners at home in order to maintain a safe and fun experience for all of our graduates and guests.

Just pick one and indicate the 10am or the 3pm ceremony when you fill out the RSVP form.

AA and AS graduates- chose the program/degree that most closely matches what you are studying or are transferring to study and select that ceremony. For example if you spent most of time at CGCC studying computers and information technology and are transferring to study in that area pick the 10am ceremony. If you can't decide pick either one and indicate that on the RSVP form.

AGEC and AGS will attend the 3pm ceremony