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MAY: Deadline to apply for May degree in time to receive a degree audit prior to the start of the spring semester is December 1. Final cut-off deadline to apply for May degree is February 15; applications submitted after February 15 will be deferred to August graduation.
AUGUST: Deadline to apply for August graduation is March 30. August graduates wishing to take part in the May commencement ceremony must apply for August degree by December 30, AND must meet with the Office of Academic Records (room 101) by February 15 to determine eligibility.
DECEMBER: Deadline to apply for December graduation in time to receive a degree audit prior to the start of the fall semester is July 30. Final cut-off deadline for December graduation is September 30; applications submitted after September 30 will be deferred to May graduation.
December Graduates Recognition Ceremony
Friday, December 9, 2016
The College holds its December Graduates Recognition Ceremony to celebrate and recognize the hard work of those eligible to graduate.
If you have applied to graduate and are planning on participating in this event, please let us know of your intentions by Wednesday, November 23. Respond by mailing the enclosed card, dropping it off in room 200, or emailing College Relations. Please include your name and the number of guests planning to attend the ceremony. If you or a guest require special accommodations note it in your response or call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4224.
Please plan to arrive by 5:45 p.m. on December 9 to be seated prior to the beginning of the ceremony. This is a recognition ceremony and not a graduation, therefore caps and gowns will not be worn this evening. However, all December graduates will also be invited to participate in the college-wide commencement ceremony on May 25, 2017, at which formal regalia will be used.
2017 Commencement Ceremony
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s 47th Commencement will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the College's athletic facility gymnasium and begin promptly at 6 p.m. Graduates should plan to arrive by 5:15 p.m.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
Joyce Burk, External Relations Assistant
607.844.8222, Ext. 4224 or email