All candidates for graduation must file an Application for Graduation with the Records Office by the deadline indicated in the Academic Calendar for that semester. Any application received after the deadline will be considered for the following cycle. Graduation cycles are May, August, and December of each year.

Students may request a duplicate diploma and/or certificate for duplication charge. The diploma and/or certificate will be stamped ‘Duplicate’. Refer to the tuition and fee schedule for current fees.

To ensure that students satisfy their graduation requirements, it is recommended that students file their application at least two semesters prior to anticipated graduation date. See Degree/Certificate of the academic catalog for specific graduation requirements.

Please refer to the current academic calendar for application deadlines or contact the Graduation Specialist at (520) 494-5265.

Commencement is held each May for students that complete during the August, December, and May graduation cycle. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific application deadlines. Students that are eligible for graduation will receive notification of ceremony participation approximately 5-6 weeks prior to the ceremony.

The May 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held at Central Arizona College, Signal Peak Campus, 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128, Friday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. 

The ceremony information is listed below. For more information regarding the ceremony, please contact our Central Help Desk at 520-494-5111 or 800-237-9814 Monday thru Thursday, 8 am to 6 pm.

Rehearsal:       Wednesday, May 8th at 5:30 pm, Signal Peak Campus – The Green

(Although practice is offered and encouraged, final exams take precedence.)

Reception:       Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm (for graduates and guests), Signal Peak Campus – Student Union – I-400

Ceremony:       Friday, May 10th at 7:00 pm, Signal Peak Campus – The Green

*Accommodations: Central Arizona College is committed to ensuring the experience is an enjoyable and accessible one for guests with disabilities or special needs. Reasonable student accommodations will be provided upon request.

*Parking: Parking is on a first come/first serve basis, please encourage guests to arrive early. Entrance to parking will be available only through the Shipping/Receiving entrance road east of campus. Once on campus, please follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow.

Commencement ceremonies at Central Arizona College are a community event open to the public, including members of the media; therefore, the names and images of students participating in the ceremony may appear in media publications or on media websites.