WCC Commencement Ceremony 6/17

commencementCongratulations, graduates!

We will honor your exciting academic achievements at Whatcom Community College’s spring commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held on June 17 in the Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. Graduates will check in at Syre Student Center between 5:15 p.m and 5:45 p.m. Guests, including children, are required to have tickets.

Students who graduated in summer 2015, fall 2015, winter 2016, and those who plan to graduate in spring or summer 2016 are eligible to participate. Students must apply for graduation at the Registration office (Laidlaw Center 102) or visit this web page.

For more info on WCC’s Commencement Ceremony please visit: whatcom.edu/commencement

Commencement 2016: Apply Now for Graduation


Are you finishing up your degree by summer 2016 and ready to graduate? Apply now for graduation in order to participate in Whatcom’s spring commencement ceremony!

Students who have graduated in summer 2015, fall 2015, and those who plan to graduate in winter, spring, or summer 2016 are eligible to participate! To be awarded a degree or certificate you need to turn in a Graduation Application to the Registration & Student Records office in Laidlaw Center 102. Hard copies of this application can be picked up at the registration office, as well as Entry & Advising in Laidlaw Center 116.

After your application is reviewed by the graduation department the results will be mailed to your address found on MyWCC. Please visit the My Account section on MyWCC to ensure your information is correct or to update your address if needed.

Any questions about your degree plan, or whether or not you should be applying for graduation? Come see an advisor! Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to set up an appointment or to inquire about drop-in times.

Campus Open House and Year-end Events

end of year celebrations

Check out the many events we have for Whatcom’s end of year celebrations! Celebrate your hard work this year!

  • Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Heiner Theater
  • Running Start Graduation, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, Heiner Theater
  • Orca Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, Kulshan Field
  • Honors & Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, Heiner Theater
  • Retiree Recognition, 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, Syre Student Center Auditorium
  • Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, Syre Student Center Auditorium
  • Campus Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June 19, Syre Courtyard (See description below.)
  • Commencement, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Civic Field, Bellingham

Since this year’s commencement ceremony will be off-site, we’re hosting an open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June 19 for our graduates to celebrate on campus. Family, friends and community members are invited to the celebration. We’ll also invite potential students to remind them why WCC is a smart choice. Join us for campus tours, a sneak peek of the Pavilion and Student Recreation Center (reservations required; more information to come), food, fun and live music.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Mary Vermillion, mvermillion@whatcom.ctc.edu, or Marisa Ellis, mellis@whatcom.ctc.edu.

RSVP For Commencement!

commencementWhatcom Community College’s commencement ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Civic Field in Bellingham. Students have until May 8 to RSVP and reserve their spot. RSVP now!

Students graduating the preceding summer, fall and winter quarters, as well as the current spring quarter are invited to participate in commencement. Students planning to graduate summer quarter 2015 may also participate if they submit an application by the deadline.

Because of the increased capacity of this year’s venue, there will be no tickets or the need for satellite viewing locations. Civic Field, located at 1355 Civic Field Way, has ample seating and parking. We encourage students to invite their friends and family to this celebratory event.

Cap and gowns can be ordered online until Friday, May 8. Learn how to order and where to pick up regalia and honors cords on the commencement ceremony web page.

Students who have not yet turned in a graduation application and intend to participate in the commencement ceremony need to do so as soon as possible. More info here.

We look forward to celebrating our students’ academic achievements with friends and family on June 20!

Questions? Please call 360.383.3029 or email dhamilton@whatcom.ctc.edu.