Commencement 2018

Rehearsal and Walk-through (1 pm)

Those who petitioned to walk, please meet in Building 4 Commons.

Cap and Gown

A cap and gown are available for purchase as a set at the KCC Bookstore for $29.95. You may drop in 8 am–4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, to pick yours up, prior to the commencement ceremony. Note: This year’s commencement will be held in a grassy section outside. Please keep this in mind when considering footwear. Shoes with a high heel may not be the most appropriate option.


Commencement is a free public event. We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments, and we want you to invite as many guests as you would like, with the understanding that seating is limited and there will not be reserved seating available. If you have guests with disabilities, please be advised that there will be assistance available during the commencement ceremony.

What is Commencement?

Commencement is the annual ceremony KCC has for those who have degrees conferred during fall and winter terms or those who expect to have a degree conferred during spring or summer term.

Commencement Program

If you submitted your petition to graduate prior to the deadline, your name will appear in the commencement program.

During the commencement ceremony you will receive your diploma cover only

Inside your diploma cover you will receive a letter explaining that final grades are needed to confirm your degree status. Your actual diploma will be mailed to you once your degree requirements have been met and after grades are in. This process can take up to 10 weeks. You do not have to attend commencement to receive your degree or diploma cover. If you decide not to attend the ceremony, you may pick up your diploma cover at the registrar’s office beginning Monday, June 18. You may also have your diploma cover mailed to you with your diploma.

Ceremony order of events

Graduates please plan to arrive at 4:30 pm and commence to the holding area in Building 4 Commons, where you will receive your name and degree card. Degree areas will be called and you will line up according to your program. Listen carefully to the instructions as things move quickly. There will be a group photo taken at 5:15 pm. At 6 pm you will march in to be seated for the ceremony.

Acceptable Regalia

Approved adornments show academic honors, leadership or service:
  • High academic achievement:
    • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students wear an honors cord, a gold stole, and a gold tassel on their caps.
    • Students receiving honors at graduation do not require special adornments, but will stand and be recognized at commencement.
  • Leadership:
    • Officers of Associated Students of Klamath Community College (ASKCC) wear a medallion, designed by each year’s ASKCC president.
    • Student success mentors wear a pin no more than one inch in diameter.


All graduates, members of their families, and guests are invited to a reception immediately following the commencement ceremony. The reception features light refreshments and photo opportunities.


Photography by S&J Photography Studio
To retrieve photos, go to the website:
Passcode: 2018
Ordering is simple. Select the photos and sizes you want, complete the order process by purchasing with your credit card, and the photographs will be shipped directly to your address.

Assistance for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations at commencement should contact the Registrar’s Office in advance.

Alcohol and Smoking

Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited during commencement and the corresponding events. Please do not bring alcohol to the lineup, processional, ceremony or reception.


Parking on campus will be available; however, it will be limited due to current construction. We encourage all those who can to carpool. Best access will be from the south entrance. Special ADA parking will be by Building 4.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Previous Commencements