Participation in Commencement ceremony

The June commencement is a ceremony for those students who have completed or plan to complete their degree or certificate during fall, winter or spring of the current school year, or the summer quarter immediately following. Participation is not required.

Candidates must file their graduation application and cap and gown order by the appropriate deadline to be eligible. Ceremony participation does not guarantee degree completion.

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony a graduation application and a cap and gown order form must be submitted by April 19, 2019.

If you did not get your application submitted by April 19 you may still walk, if you're eligible to graduate, please submit your graduation application to Advising Services to confirm eligibility.  Extra caps and gowns will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note if you did not get your application in by April 19 your name will not be listed in the ceremony program.  

Applying for Degree/Certificate Completion

Degrees and Certificates are not automatically awarded.  Students must submit a graduation application to Advising Services by the deadline in order to be awarded a degree or certificate upon  the fulfillment of the completion requirements.

The priority processing deadline for graduation applications is the tenth (10th) day of the quarter in which the student plans to finish degree or certificate requirements. Graduation applications submitted by the priority deadline will be processed first and assured the awarding of the degree or certificate for the requested quarter.

Graduation applications received after the priority deadline and through the eighth (8th) week of the quarter will be accepted; however, applications received during this non-priority period will be processed after all priority graduation applications have been reviewed and processed. 

Note: Students applying for Spring quarter graduation who want to participate in the Commencement Ceremony must submit their graduation application by April 19, 2019 in order to meet the deadline for submission of the cap and gown order form.

All diplomas are sent by mail approximately eight weeks following the end of the quarter in which requirements have been completed.

Regalia (cap and gown) Ordering

It is the responsibility of the student to submit their graduation application to the Advising Center Office. Once the student has turned in the Graduation Application form they will receive the cap and gown order form.

Pick-up Schedule:

Late cap and gown purchases:

**Please note: There will be no cap and gown packets available in the Bookstore after June 14

Regalia colors:


Up to five complimentary announcements will be available to each participant. Students may pick these up starting April 29, 2019 in the Clark College Bookstore. Additional announcements will be available for purchase. 


Tickets are not required to attend the Graduation ceremony.


Rehearsal is mandatory and will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.

Scheduled to be held at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, 17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642.  


The Commencement ceremony is Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 5 p.m. 

Scheduled to be held at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater,17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642.  

General Information

Additional Information

If you have general questions about the Commencement ceremony please contact Michelle Golder at 360-992-2543 or

If you have questions about your application and degree completion please contact Credential Evaluations at 360.992.2805