Frequently asked questions / When is graduation?

The graduation ceremony (Commencement) is held once per year, generally the last weekend in May or the first weekend in June. Check the academic calendar or the Commencement website for the exact date and times. Each year’s Commencement covers three graduation dates—the previous September and January as well as the current spring semester. In order to participate you must apply for graduation and have met all graduation requirements before the graduation date. Information about graduation will be published on the GCC website in late spring. Detailed information will be mailed to all graduates who have indicated that they are participating in Commencement a few weeks before the ceremony date as well.