Spring Semester 2021 Graduation

Friday, May 14, 2021

Graduation will be held at the Health and Physical Education Complex.

9:30 a.m. Credentials within the divisions of

  • Science, Nursing, and Allied Health
  • Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Graduates should arrive by 8:30 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.

For graduates’ friends and family who cannot attend the commencement ceremony, it will be streamed live starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 14.

2:00 p.m. Credentials within the divisions of

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication and Performing Arts
  • Liberal Arts

Graduates should arrive by 1:00 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. ceremony.

For graduates’ friends and family who cannot attend the commencement ceremony, it will be streamed live starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14.

Graduation Policies and Procedures

All candidates for graduation must complete the following to become an official candidate for graduation from BPCC:

  • Schedule classes required for graduation with an academic advisor prior to registration. Complete the Application for Graduation with the academic advisor or the dean of the appropriate division when registering for required classes.
  •  This must be completed by January 21, 2021. Students who previously applied for graduation but who did not graduate must file another application the semester they plan to complete requirements. Once candidates for graduation have registered, they may not change their schedules without seeing their academic advisor.
  • Students who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony will be responsible for purchasing their caps and gowns from the BPCC Bookstore. All information for purchasing caps and gowns and ordering graduation announcements is found on the BPCC website in the Bookstore section.
  • Any student who submits the Application for Graduation to the dean of the appropriate division is considered a candidate for graduation after the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or the Academic Planning Director has verified the student’s degree requirements.
  • Complete procedural and curricular requirements. Graduating students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements.

NOTE: An application for graduation must be verified by appropriate college personnel prior to the student’s designation as an official candidate for graduation.

A candidate for graduation will not receive a degree until the above conditions are satisfied.

Graduating students will take their finals May 3 - 6, 2021 Students with more than two finals in one day may request that an instructor allow them to take the final at another time. Students (including candidates for graduation) are not exempt from final examinations. All grades are due to the Registrar no later than noon on May 7, 2021.

BPCC conducts three graduation ceremonies each year – in July, December, and May. Information on BPCC transcripts is the official certification that students have been awarded academic certificates and degrees from the institution (not diplomas or certificates).

If you have any questions about your graduation status, you may contact the Director of Academic Planning at 318-678-6244 or cadams@bpcc.edu.

In the BPCC Bookstore, caps and gowns for graduation are available, and announcements may be ordered.