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Commencement Information

WKCTC holds two commencements per academic year, in May and December.

  • All graduates* from the previous Summer semester and the Fall semester will be invited to attend the commencement in December.
  • All graduates* from the Spring semester will be invited to attend the commencement in May. 
  • Students must contact the Bookstore in order to RSVP for commencement and purchase cap/gown.
  • Credentials will not be handed out at commencement.  Students will receive their credentials in the mail about 10-12 weeks after the end of the semester. 
*A graduate is any student who receives a certificate, diploma, OR degree.

Megaphone2014 Commencement Information

Attention Graduates: No tickets are required for Honors or Commencement.

December 2014 Commencement Information:

Date:   Monday, December 15, 2014
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:  Carson Four Rivers Center

ClockArrival Times

Arrival times for the December 2014 Commencement Ceremony

Graduates Arrive: 6:15 p.m.
*Graduates please arrive in your Commencement cap and gown attire. Graduates will sign in at the registration table for each ceremony. WKCTC staff will be available to help students line up for processional. 

Faculty Arrive: 6:15 p.m.
**Faculty need to arrive in regalia and ready to line up. Check in with staff volunteers for each ceremony to line up for processional.

Blue Grad Cap IconCommencement Attire Info (Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stoles and Cords)

Cap, Gown & Tassel

Beginning in November, students can purchase/pick-up cap and gown for the 2014 December Commencement.  Bookstore hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Graduation Set (Cap, Gown, 1 Tassel) $38.00
1 Extra Tassel $6.00


Phi Theta Kappa Stoles

Phi Theta Kappa students should contact Dr. Gericke to order stoles. The cost will be $20 (cash or check payable to PTK). Students must be a PTK member in good standing.  The stoles will be presented at the honors ceremony (date is TBA) in the WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. The stoles will be worn during the Commencement at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.

Veteran Cords

Graduating veterans are eligible to wear a red, white, and blue honor cord with their cap and gown in honor of their military service. If you have served honorably in the U.S. military and are graduating and attending a West Kentucky Community and Technical College Commencement, you will receive an honor cord to represent your service to our country.  To obtain your honor cord, please contact WKCTC Veterans Coordinator Kristin Amaya at 534-3861 or kristen.amaya@kctcs.edu.  Honor cords can be picked up in the Office of Veterans Services located in Anderson Technical Building, room 101.

ETS Cords

Students scoring 450 or more on their ETS Exam may pick up their cords in the Records Office of Anderson Technical Building, room 112. 

Prize Winner RibbonHonors Ceremony Information

There is no honors ceremony in December. Only in May.

Prize Winner Ribbon2014 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

December 2014 Nursing Pinning – 5 PM
Carson Four Rivers Center

Doors open for guests at approximately – 4:15 PM