Graduation, Commencement, and Diplomas

Plan for Your Graduation! Is your degree completed?

Commencement 2021

12-5:30 p.m Friday, June 18, 2021

All graduates from the 2020-21 academic year as well as the 2019-20 graduates are invited to attend the walk-through ceremony.

This year, we are excited to provide a modified in-person commencement experience so graduates can walk across the stage. Graduates will sign up for a time between 12-5:30 p.m. to walk across the stage and have their names announced. 

Each graduate will receive a limited number of tickets that will allow a few friends or family members to watch them receive their diploma. Afterward, graduates and their guests will immediately exit the field.  

IMPORTANT: Due to regulations concerning COVID-19, no gatherings or seating will be allowed before, during, or after the walk-through event for graduates or supporters. Social distancing must be maintained and masks must be worn by all graduates and supporters.

The deadline to reserve a spot at commencement has passed. Graduates were required to RSVP by May 16.

On June 1, students who submitted their RSVP online by May 16 will be sent a link to reserve a slot to walk across the stage. The times will be in 15-minute increments from 12-5:30 p.m. There will be 15 spots available every 15 minutes. The appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This information will ONLY be sent to students who reserved their spot by May 16. The link will be sent to the email address that was submitted.

Yes, graduates will be provided with four tickets to give to their supporters. Due to capacity restrictions, no additional guests will be allowed to attend in-person.

Guests with tickets are welcome to attend the event during their graduate's time slot. Guests may not arrive early. Graduates and guests must wear masks and practice social distancing at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed so that supporters can view it online.

Yes!  Anybody that is attending will need a ticket.  

No, each graduate will be given a certain amount of tickets. No exceptions.

Graduates should park in the Kemp parking lot on Centralia College Boulevard.

Guests parking will be in the TransAlta Commons and Library parking lots.

  • Go to
  • Type in “Centralia College” and select Centralia College, Centralia WA.
  • Orders are due by April 25 to avoid a $20 late fee.

Order Pickup

Cap and gown pickups were held May 18-21. If you missed pickups, you can email to schedule a pickup time or to rent a cap and gown.


Graduation Honors apply to any student earning a degree or certificate of proficiency who has completed 15 credit hours or more at Centralia College. Graduation honors for all Centralia College degrees will be calculated based on attempted Centralia College courses. Graduation ceremony honor medallions will be distributed based on winter term final grades. Students who finish spring term eligible for graduation honors can request honors and cords from Enrollment Services after spring grades are final.

Honors Regalia

Honor cords/regalia, if applicable will be available for pickup on May 18-21 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in front of the Trans Alta Commons (TAC) building.

If you would like to borrow a Cap and Gown, please send an email to with your name and your height. 

General Graduation Information

In order for your degree to be awarded and to be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must apply for graduation. The Application for Graduation will determine if you are eligible to obtain your certificate or diploma and to participate in Commencement. There is no fee to apply for graduation or to participate in Commencement

  1. Complete the Application for Degree/Certificate (pdf).
  2. Submit it to Enrollment Services by emailing it to by the deadline below.
Quarter You Plan to Finish All Required Courses Apply for Graduation by This Date
Summer April 15
Fall July 15
Winter Sept. 15
Spring Nov. 15

After Enrollment Services receives the application, a Degree Audit will determine your graduation progress. We will email the Degree Audit to your Centralia College student email.

CC's goal for 2021 is to provide a modified in-person commencement experience, where graduates can walk across the stage, have their name read, get their picture taken, and have their supporters yell in celebration!   

Please mark your calendars for Commencement on June 18, 2021. More details on ceremony are listed at the top of this page.

Commencement Disclaimer: Participation in the ceremony is optional and is not an official verification of graduation requirements. Grades have not been posted at the time of the ceremony and some students may have remaining class requirements.

Centralia College will mail diplomas approximately 60 days after the end of the quarter in which the requirements for the program has been completed and verified. Diplomas will be mailed to the address on the student’s record.


Enrollment Services
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor