At CCC, we believe keeping an eye on the future is the best way to stay focused on your goals. When it comes to graduating, the team in Graduation Services can help you stay on track to complete your degree.

Getting ready to graduate?

Complete the simple steps below to get to your finish line.

Steps for Graduation

Apply for Graduation


  • Jun 16

    2023 Commencement Ceremony

    Clackamas Community College will be holding the commencement ceremony on Friday, June 16, 2023 for the 2022-2023 academic year. More information will be coming. Check back soon!

What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?

Graduation is when a student is awarded a certificate or degree once they have satisfied all certificate or degree requirements as verified by the Graduation Services Office. After the verification process, the certificate or diploma is printed, mailed and posted to the student's CCC record. The mailing and posting process for certificates and diplomas usually takes 6 to 8 weeks after term grades are recorded.

Commencement is a ceremony that allows students, family and friends to celebrate in the student's academic accomplishments. Participation in the ceremony does not mean the student has graduated and students do not receive their certificates or diplomas at the ceremony.



Graduation Services

Community Center 124
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Commencement ceremony