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COVID 19 UPDATE - A December graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the ARCC. It will honor the accomplishments of all 2020 graduates (May, August and December). Graduates will be asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m.  A graduation rehearsal will be held the night before, Friday, December 11, at 4 p.m. More details about the December 12 graduation ceremony will be sent to students via their HCC student email accounts, and posted on the HCC website during the fall semester. Diplomas for eligible students were mailed to the address on file at the end of May. 


Graduation Requirements

Information about graduation requirements and the application process for students earning an associate degree, a certificate, or a letter of recognition can be found on the Graduation Requirements page. This page also includes information for students graduating with honors, those earning multiple HCC credentials, information for reverse transfer students, and instructions on how to complete a program evaluation/degree audit in Self-Service/WebAdvisor.

Applying for Graduation

All students are expected to complete the online Application for Graduation through Self-Service/WebAdvisor to receive a degree, certificate, or letter of recognition regardless of their participation in the graduation ceremony. There is no fee to apply. Before filling out the online "Application for Graduation," students should review their program evaluation through Self-Service/WebAdvisor and/or meet with an academic advisor to determine if all program requirements have been met.

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • Fall - October 1
  • Spring - March 1
  • Summer - July 1

Note: All graduation correspondence will be sent to your student email account.

Annual Commencement Ceremony

The Annual commencement ceremony will be held each May and is presided over by HCC’s president. The commencement ceremony is a traditional academic service and signifies the completion of the degree or certificate being awarded. Students completing a degree or certificate program with 30 or more credits are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Only students who have filed an application for graduation and have met all requirements will be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Important Information for Graduates

Congratulations Graduates!