2022 Walk-Thru Commencement Ceremony

 

  • Jun 10

    Commencement Ceremony

    Clackamas Community College will be holding the commencement ceremony on Friday, June 10, 2022 between 4-6 p.m. at the Oregon City campus.

Ceremony details

  • This ceremony is open to all 2021-22 GED, Adult High School, and degree and certificate completers and applicants for graduation, as well as any student who plans to graduate in summer of 2022 and does not wish to wait for the 2022-23 ceremony.
  • Friends and family can walk with their graduates together to the stage and have a front-row view while their graduates walk across the stage to receive their diploma covers.
  • There will be no formal program or seating at this event. Each graduate will sign up for the time to "walk-thru" the event, which will serve as their "ticket" to the event. There is no limit to the number of guests each graduate can bring.
  • Graduates will pick up their caps, gowns, tassels, honor cords (if applicable) and some cool CCC swag prior to the event.
    • Cap, gown, tassel, and honor cords (if applicable) are free and expected to be worn at the ceremony.
    • Honor cords will be provided to students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above as of winter 2022 or last term attended and graded.
    • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members can inquire about purchasing a PTK stole at phitk@clackamas.edu.

Here are a few reminders about the ceremony:

  • Dress for the weather.
    • This is an outdoor event and you and your guests will be standing and walking. Wear clothing (including shoes) appropriate for the weather. Bring an umbrella for possible rain.
  • Parking
    • All college entrances and parking lots will be available for use during the graduation event. Please remember to park in marked parking stalls only. Do not park in loading zones, along red curbs or other restricted parking areas. If you park in a marked handicap parking stall, please properly display your valid handicap placard. Additional handicap parking will be available in the Orange lot (across the driveway from the Wacheno Welcome Center).
  • Arrive with your whole party of guests.
    • In order to walk across the stage, your whole party needs to be present.
    • Carpool if possible.
  • We ask that guests be courteous to other graduates and their guests by exiting the viewing area soon after their graduate walks across the stage so the next graduate can have their turn to shine.
  • Masks are encouraged but not required at this time. This could change on short notice if Clackamas County moves into the Red Category based on CDC guidelines. We will do our best to inform you of any changes but your flexibility is greatly appreciated as some changes may happen on the day of. It is recommended that you and guests bring masks just in case.
  • If you are going out to eat afterward to celebrate the day, it is recommended that students/families make reservations early at your favorite restaurant.
  • Have fun! This is a ceremony for you, your friends and family to celebrate your achievement!

Due to possible changes in COVID positive numbers in Clackamas County, CCC may have to alter our ceremony plans on short notice. CCC will do its best to keep students updated if we need to pivot our plans to keep everyone safe at our event.

Regardless of changes in COVID status at the event, graduates will have the opportunity to:

  • Have their name announced
  • Receive a diploma cover
  • Walk across the stage
  • Get a professional graduation photo taken
  • Be congratulated by President Tim Cook
  • Be celebrated by CCC Board Members, faculty and staff
  • Enjoy some light refreshments

Class of 2022

Graduation announcements and accessories

CCC has partnered with Jostens to help with all your graduation announcement and accessory needs.