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Commencement Ceremony Information

Congratulations!  The West Kentucky Community and Technical College Graduation Committee would like to invite you, your family and friends to participate in the commencement activities. For your reference, we have put together this commencement ceremony information page that has more detailed information on the schedule of events for the day of commencement. 

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

  • All graduates* from the previous Summer semester and the Fall semester will be invited to attend the commencement in May.
  • All graduates* from the Spring semester will be invited to attend the commencement in May. 
  • Students must fill out a credential application in order to be considered to receive any certificate, diploma or a degree for a semester. If the credential application is submitted after the deadline, the student will not receive commencement information and their name will not be printed in the appropriate Commencement Program or be provided to hometown media.
  • 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.

Still need to apply for graduation?  Visit the Records Office.

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Attention Graduates: No tickets are required for Commencement.

May 2016 Commencement Information:

Date:   Monday, December 12, 2016
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:  Carson Four Rivers Center

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Arrival times for the December 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Graduates Arrive: 6:15
 p.m. for the ceremony

* Please arrive in your commencement cap and gown attire. Graduates must enter through the back loading dock entrance of the Carson Center and sign in at the registration table for the ceremony. WKCTC staff will be available to help students line up for processional. 


Faculty Arrive: 6:15 p.m.
** Please arrive in regalia. Faculty must enter through the back loading dock entrance of the Carson Center and check in with staff volunteers for the ceremony. The volunteers will also assist faculty with lining up for the processional.

Doors open for guests at approximately 6:30 p.m. for the ceremony.

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

Cap, Gown & Tassel
Students can purchase/pick-up cap and gown from April 1-29 for the 2016 May Commencement. Bookstore hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Graduation Set (Cap, Gown, 1 Tassel)

$40.00 + tax

1 Extra Tassel

$6.00 + tax


Phi Theta Kappa Stoles

Phi Theta Kappa students planning to graduate in December should contact Dr. Gericke (Rosenthal Hall Office F or kevin.gericke@kctcs.edu) to order stoles. The deadline to order stoles is November 11. The cost will be $20 (cash or check payable to PTK). Students must be a PTK member in good standing (minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA and receiving a December degree at time of order). Stoles may be picked up in Dr. Gericke's office after December 3.



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 at check-in for the graduation ceremony.  

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Honors Ceremony Information

Attention Graduates: No tickets are required for the Honors Ceremony.

The 2016 Honors Ceremony will be held on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the WKCTC campus. Honor recipients will be notified via mail and e-mail about the honor awards they will be receiving and to RSVP for the ceremony.

Prize Winner Ribbon2016 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

December 2016 Nursing Pinning Ceremony Information:

Date:   Monday, December 12, 2016
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Location:  Carson Four Rivers Center

Doors open for guests at approximately 4:30 p.m.