This is a very special time for you and your family. Please be sure to let everyone know the important details and share the Commencement web page and guide with them.
If you have any additional questions regarding graduation or Commencement that are not addressed on the website or in this guide, contact Jo Ann Gave in the Student Services Office. You can reach her at 989-275-5000, ext. 289, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know the difference between graduation and commencement?
Graduation is the actual awarding of a degree or certificate. They are awarded each semester (Fall, Winter and Summer). The graduation and diploma dates are always the last day of the graduating semester.
Commencement is the ceremony honoring those receiving degrees and certificates. Kirtland Community College has only one Commencement held on the last Friday of the Winter semester. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.
Commencement will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kirtland Auditorium.
The process of preparation for graduation and commencement can be confusing. Visit our Steps to Graduate page for a detailed step-by-step guide.
You may also download the graduation and commencement guide.
Will I be able to keep my KMail after graduating?
Yes, you will continue to have access to your account as long as Kirtland continues to use Google as their email server.
Commencement Day Detailed Schedule of Events
|10 a.m. – noon||Student Leader Brunch recognizes students who have shown leadership skills on campus or in their community. Invite only.||Grayling Campus|
|5 p.m.||Graduates pick up name/degree cards||CTC Building hallway – by auto department|
|5:15 – 6 p.m.||Dress in student dressing room||Room 110B|
|6 p.m.||Graduates line up||Hallway outside dressing room|
|6:25 p.m.||Processional begins||Hallway outside dressing rooms|
|6:30 p.m.||Commencement begins||Auditorium|
|8:30 p.m.||Ceremony ends.|
You may contact Jo Ann Gave at 989-275-5000 ext. 289 with any further questions or concerns.