Commencement Ceremony Information

Congratulations! West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s president and faculty and staff would like to invite you, your family and friends to participate in commencement. For your reference, we have put together this commencement information page for 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 commencement in December.
  • All graduates* from the Spring semester will be invited to attend commencement in May.
  • Students must fill out a credential application in order to be considered to receive any certificate, diploma or 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 go to the WKCTC Bookstore in order to RSVP for commencement and purchase cap/gown.
  • Credentials will not be handed out at commencement. Students will be contacted approximately 10-12 weeks following commencement to pick up their credential in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 106.

*A graduate is any student who receives a certificate, diploma, OR degree.

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

Commencement Information Packet

Attention Graduates: No tickets are required for Commencement.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Location: Carson Four Rivers Center

May 2018 Commencement Arrival Times

Graduates Arrive No Later Than 9:45 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. ceremony and 1:45 p.m. for 2:30 p.m. 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 No Later Than 9:45 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. ceremony and 1:45 p.m. for 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

** 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. Staff volunteers will also assist faculty with lining up for the processional.

Doors open for guests at approximately 10:00 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. ceremony and 2:00 p.m. for 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

Cap, Gown & Tassel
Students can purchase/pick-up cap and gown from April 2-30. WKCTC Bookstore hours: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday.

 Graduation Set (Cap, Gown, 1 Tassel)

 $42.00 + tax 

 1 Extra Tassel 

  $7.00 + tax

Phi Theta Kappa Stoles

Phi Theta Kappa students planning to graduate in May should contact Dr. Gericke (Rosenthal Hall Office or to order stoles. 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 May degree at time of order).  The deadline to order stoles for May commencement is April 20. 


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 WKCTC 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 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.

Graduates you are invited to attend a commencement luncheon on April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center. RSVP by April 13. Learn about commencement, career services, enter drawing for great prizes and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Commencement Luncheon Flyer.

Attend the WKCTC Grad Fair April 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to purchase your cap/gown early and see if your name will be drawn for great prizes! Refreshments will be served.

Bookstore Grad Fair Flyer