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Commencement

Honoring Accomplishment

Commencement

Honoring Accomplishment

Commencement

Honoring Accomplishment

2022 Commencement Ceremonies

All ceremonies will be available online via livestream. We will continue to follow state and local health guidelines regarding masks. Masks will not be required, but attendees are welcome to wear them. These guidelines will apply unless otherwise posted, and we will provide updates to the SVC website if circumstances change.

San Juan Center Ceremony

San Juan Center
12:30 p.m. Wednesday | June 15, 2022
Balcony of the San Juan Center
221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor

Mount Vernon Campus | Two commencement ceremonies

2 p.m. Thursday | June 16, 2022 | Ceremony A
6 p.m. Thursday | June 16, 2022 | Ceremony B
Dave DuVall Pavilion, Mount Vernon Campus
2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Ceremony Grouping – Thursday, June 16

Ceremony ‘A’ – 2 p.m.

  • Arts and Communications
  • Business
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • General Study/Academic Transfer
    (Last Names: A-J)
  • Health Sciences

Ceremony ‘B’ – 6 p.m.

  • Basic Education for Adults
  • Education
  • General Study/Academic Transfer
    (Last Names: K-Z)
  • Industrial Technology and Transportation
  • Public Service and Social Science
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Whidbey Island Campus Ceremony

6 p.m. Friday | June 17, 2022
Oak Harbor High School Gymnasium
1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor

Students are eligible to “walk” in commencement if they are:

  • within ten credits or two classes of completing their program, or
  • one quarter of completing their degree and/or certificate (end of summer quarter 2022), and
  • have completed their graduation application by April 29, 2022.

Participation in commencement does not mean that a student has satisfied all courses required to graduate with a degree or certificate. Students do not receive diplomas on the day of commencement.

If you apply after April 29, you may still be eligible to attend commencement, however, your name will not be printed in the Commencement program and you will not receive recognition for honor awards during the ceremony.

Apply for Graduation and Commencement

Make sure you complete your graduation application and apply to attend the 2022 Commencement Ceremonies by Friday, April 29.

  • You will need to use your SID and PIN to log into this system, as it has not yet fully integrated with ctcLink.
  • If you do not have an SID and PIN and have only been at SVC since Winter 2022, please email [email protected] to let us know you plan to graduate. We will follow up with you with additional questions about your program of study.

Commencement Kickoff

Join us and get ready to graduate!

10a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 | Cardinal Knutzen Center and Oak Hall 2nd Floor Lobby

Get ready for commencement! Join us for fun and activities at Commencement Kickoff. There will be music, food, and activities such as graduation cap decorating. You’ll also be able to pick up your regalia. The bookstore will be offering a sale on college swag.

GradImages will also be available to take headshots and group photos of students with a full backdrop and props.

GUIDELINES TO PURCHASE CAP & GOWNS

CARDINAL BOOKSTORE – GUIDELINES TO PURCHASE CAP & GOWNS 2022

Cap and gown orders for the SVC 2022 Commencement will be available for graduates to purchase starting May 16 at the Mount Vernon Campus Cardinal Bookstore.

  • Grads can also place and order for cap and gowns by telephone. Please contact Janet Salas, Assistant Manager – 360.416.7866.
  • Cap and gowns can be ordered through the bookstore even if graduates are not participating in the commencement ceremony.
  • Cap and gown orders can be paid by Visa or Mastercard.
  • Pricing for cap and gown packages as well as individual items are shown below.
SVC 2022 Graduation Items Price
GRAD PACKAGE: CAP, GOWN, TASSEL, & DIPLOMA COVER (participating in commencement) $49.98
GRAD PACKAGE: CAP, GOWN, TASSEL, WITHOUT A DIPLOMA COVER $37.99
RED GOWN ONLY $26.00
RED CAP ONLY $11.00
WHITE TASSEL & DIPLOMA COVER ONLY $21.98
DIPLOMA COVER ONLY $11.99
WHITE TASSEL ONLY $9.99
  • Graduation gowns are one size fits all and sizes vary only by height in two-inch increments. Please be prepared to designate your height when placing your order.

Graduation caps are one size fits all.

  • Honor cords will also be distributed by Student Services prior to commencement. Honor cords are not distributed by the Bookstore.  Questions regarding honor cords should be directed to: [email protected]
  • Cap and gown orders can be picked up in person at the Mount Vernon Campus Bookstore, or by using the MV Campus Bookstore’s curbside pickup service.
  • Cap and gowns orders can be picked up at the Oak Harbor Campus by special arrangement only. Please contact the Bookstore for details.
  • Graduates can have cap and gown orders shipped to their home via UPS for a $15.00 fee.
  • Graduates should confirm they meet all requirements for graduation before purchasing cap and gowns. There are no refunds on cap and gowns.

PLEASE NOTE:  SVC Bachelor of Arts (BA) graduates must contact the Bookstore to place a prepaid order for cap and gowns.  Pricing for BA cap and gown packages will be $49.98 including a diploma cover, and $35.99 without a diploma cover.  BA cap and gowns are sold as packages only.  Individual items are not available. BA cap and gown orders must be placed by May 1st.

If graduates have questions regarding cap and gowns, please contact Janet at 360-416-7866.

More Commencement Information: Coming in early April to students who have applied to graduate.

Commencement ceremony information will largely be distributed to graduates via email, please keep an eye on your email account for specific commencement details in the upcoming weeks.

Graduation

Graduation means being awarded a state-approved diploma, certificate or degree once all the requirements for that degree/certificate have been successfully completed.

Commencement

Commencement is a ceremony in which students have the opportunity to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Skagit Valley College holds commencement ceremonies at the end of spring quarter each year at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses, as well as the San Juan Center. Participation in commencement does not mean that a student has satisfied all courses required to graduate with a degree or certificate. Students do not receive diplomas on the day of commencement.

Apply to Graduate and Attend Commencement

Please apply to graduate by following the steps outlined in the Graduation Application online at https://grad.skagit.edu.

Diploma Application Deadline: There is no graduation application deadline however there are deadlines related to commencement, see below. Your application and initial diploma are free.

  • Addresses: Please include both a current and a permanent address. The diploma will be mailed to the permanent address.
  • Commencement: You will be invited to participate in Commencement Activities in early April.

If you wish to have your name printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program, you must submit your graduation application by Friday, April 29, 2022.

All financial obligations to Skagit Valley College must be cleared before your diploma and/or the official transcript are mailed.

*If you did not complete the degree/certificate requirements, send an email to [email protected] letting us know the quarter you plan on finishing. The application will be deleted after two quarters if no notification is provided.

Diploma Information
Your degree/certificate will be posted to your transcript, usually 6 weeks after final grades are posted. Diplomas are typically mailed approximately 12 weeks after the end of a quarter.
High School Diploma

Skagit Valley College may award an individual who satisfactorily completes an associate degree, a high school diploma upon request from the student. If you have earned your associate degree, and have not earned a high school diploma, be sure to apply for your high school diploma.

Duplicate Diploma

Did you lose your diploma? You may request a duplicate diploma. The fee is $10.00 for each additional copy. Contact the Cashiers Office at 360.416.7805 for payment.

Order a duplicate diploma by clicking “Re-Order” on the diploma application:

Go to Diploma Application

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