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2023 Graduation Information

VGCC’s May 2023 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday May 12, 2023 at 6 PM

All students who have completed their degree or diploma requirements in December 2022, May 2023 or are predicted to complete by July 2023 are eligible to be in the ceremony.

All curriculum graduates are required to apply for graduation online through myVGCC (Click on the Graduation Overview title.) Students will be charged the $20 graduation fee for each degree earned once the application is submitted. Graduates should confirm with their advisor or check the Progress Tab in their myVGCC account (Click on the Student Planning title) that they are eligible to graduate before submitting the application online. Graduates should also confirm that their current address is on file with the college before submitting their graduation application by looking at their User Profile (under User Options menu in myVGCC.) A preliminary check of the graduation application will then be completed by the Registrar’s Office. Please note that final graduation is contingent upon successful completion of all courses required to meet the diploma or degree requirements, a final cumulative GPA of 2.000 or higher and no outstanding debts to the VGCC Business Office. The final graduation transcript review is done as soon as all required grades are received from the faculty. Any student who does not meet final graduation criteria will not be allowed to participate in graduation. Graduates with questions regarding eligibility for graduation should contact the Registrar’s office at registrars@vgcc.edu .

The graduation fee is $20 per degree and may be paid in person at the Business Office or through myVGCC once your application is submitted.

Graduation Application and Cap & Gown Order Deadlines

December 2022, May 2023 & July 2023 Graduates: must apply and order your cap and gown by April 7, 2023 to participate in the graduation ceremony.   Those who apply after the April 7th cap & gown ordering deadline will have to pay cannot much higher shipping fees to receive their cap & gown in time to participate in the May 12th ceremony.  Order your cap & gown early at:   https://collegegrad.herffjones.com.  For those who miss the deadline, the late application period to order your diploma (after the graduation ceremony) will be from May 22 to July 14, 2023.

Diploma Distribution:

December Graduates: Diplomas will be mailed to December graduates by mid-January 2023. Be sure to apply for graduation before the end of Fall Semester!
May Graduates: Diplomas will be mailed the week of May 15-19. Diplomas for Early College graduates will be distributed at their Early College High School graduation.
July Graduates: Diplomas will be mailed the week of August 1-5.

Graduation Rehearsal – Thursday May 11th at 11 AM at the Gazebo on the Main Campus in Henderson.

Detailed information will be sent to all applicants for graduation.

Graduation Regalia – Cap, Gown, Tassel & Announcements

  • Students who plan to participate in the May 13th ceremony may order their cap, gown & tassel by April 7, 2023 from Herff Jones at  https://collegegrad.herffjones.com .  All graduation regalia will be mailed directly to students.  Multiple purchase options are available, but only the solid black cap, gown and tassel set for $39.00 is required for the ceremony.   The VGCC bookstore will not have any graduation items for sale.  Students must order in advance as shipping time is 2-3 weeks.  Ordering after the April 7th deadline will result in significant additional shipping costs, so please order early! 
  • Phi Theta Kappa regalia should be ordered directly from the PTK website at  http://store.ptk.org/graduation/regalia/key-honors-stoles.html   or by calling 1-800-946-9996. Students are asked to purchase only the gold key honors stole. Students must have their membership numbers available when ordering.