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Congratulations on making it this far!!! Please view the content to the side for time and location. Below is information available to you about commencement.

 2016 Commencement/Graduation Ceremony FAQs

How many commencements are there per year? There is only one ceremony of the year and it is not mandatory. December, Spring and Summer candidates for graduation are invited to participate in the May ceremony. SAC graduates are expected to stay for the entire commencement ceremony.  

Can I attend commencement even if I haven't received my final grades?  Yes. Candidates may attend even though final grades are not posted. Spring/Summer candidates' records will be reviewed after final grades are posted. Remember, participation in commencement does not guarantee fulfillment of requirements or that a degree will be awarded.

Is there a cost for graduation & commencement? Graduation is free. There is no cost to the student to apply, for the diploma or for cap and gown.

Are tickets required for commencement? Tickets are not required for entrance to the ceremony.

Parking Instructions: One free parking pass is provided to each graduation candidate.  All others, including family and friends, must pay for parking.

Cap & Gowns:  Participants  must fill out name cards and pick up caps and gowns in the Fletcher Administration Center, Room 208.  Caps and gowns must be picked up the week of Monday, March 28, 2016 through Friday, April 1, 2016 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Plan on trying on the regalia before you leave the building.

Graduation Pictures/Video: A professional photographer from Flash Photography will be present during the graduation ceremony to take color pictures of individuals as they receive their diplomas.  Only the officially designated photographer will be permitted on stage during the ceremony.  The photographer will notify participants regarding pictures. 

Diplomas: Diploma covers are issued at the commencement ceremony containing a statement about the diplomas.  Diplomas are printed after the final review of grades each term. 

Degrees should be posted in ACES 30 days after graduation.

Diplomas will be mailed 60 days after graduation.

In order to receive your diploma, verify your address prior to the end of the semester you are graduating. Directions for verifying your address are listed below:

Log in to ACES

  • Select the "Student" tab
  • Select "Personal Information"
  • Click on "Update Addresses and Phones"
  • Update your existing address and phone numbers by selecting the link next to the corresponding address and phone information.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 210-486-0200, or email