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 21, 2017.

Applying for Degree/Certificate Completion

Degrees and Certificates are not automatically awarded.  Students must submit a graduation application to the Credential Evaluations Department 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 21, 2017 in order to meet the deadline for submission of the cap and gown order form.

All diplomas are sent by mail approximately six to 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 16



Up to five complimentary announcements will be available to each participant. Students may pick these up starting May 1, 2017 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 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. scheduled to be held at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, 17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. 


The Commencement ceremony is Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7 p. m. scheduled to be held at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater,             17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642.  Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Student Commencement Speaker

The Clark College Commencement Planning Committee is looking for a student to deliver the commencement speech this year and tryouts are being held to give students the opportunity.

Clark College students who will be graduating this school year are encouraged to try out. Graduates interested in trying out please complete the Commencement Speaker Application Form.  The application form is due to Michelle Golder, in the President's Office, Baird 103 by Monday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m.

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