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Commencement ceremony

What is commencement?

Commencement is a ceremony that allows students, family and friends to celebrate the student’s academic accomplishments.

2020 commencement ceremony

Students who completed their degree/certificate in fall 2019 or winter, spring, or summer 2020 are invited to participate in PCC's 2020 commencement ceremony.

COVID-19 update

In light of COVID-19 and social distancing, PCC is postponing the 2020 commencement ceremony. The event, which was set for Friday, June 12, has been rescheduled for December 2020. At the end of Spring Term, we plan to recognize our graduates and offer ways to celebrate your efforts. Graduates will receive an email with:

  • A video message from President Mitsui
  • A digital graduation announcement that can be printed or shared electronically
  • Personalized PCC Class of 2020 Snapchat and Instagram photo filters

We look forward to seeing your celebratory photos on social media and continuing the celebration in December. Go Panthers!

What to expect

Want to know what to expect at the commencement ceremony? Watch the video for more information.