Kirtland’s Commencement ceremony originally scheduled for May 1, 2020 has been cancelled due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Students who signed up to walk in the 2020 commencement can participate in the 2021 ceremony, scheduled for May 7, 2021. Students who want to participate will need to contact the Bookstore between February 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021 to purchase their regalia.
A Message to Kirtland’s Graduating Class of 2020 from Dr. Tom Quinn, President
On behalf of the faculty, staff and board of trustees at Kirtland Community College, we congratulate you on your accomplishment and thank you for becoming part of our lives.
While we wait to make arrangements for a commencement ceremony in the future, know that we are proud of all of you. Please stay in touch, and stay tuned for updates.
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 the Student Services Office. You can reach us at (989) 275-5000, ext. 291, 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 holds commencement on the last Friday of the Winter semester.
The process of preparation for graduation and commencement can be confusing. Visit our Steps to Graduate page for a detailed step-by-step 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.
You may contact Renae Klee at 989-275-5000 ext. 291 with any further questions or concerns.