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SCC Graduation 2021


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Commencement Information

June 18, 2021

SCC, SFCC to have virtual graduation celebrations for 2021

Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College and their satellite campuses will celebrate the spring 2021 graduations with video presentations this year. SCC’s video celebration will include students from its main campus as well as Adult Education and the Newport and Colville centers.

Catch it on our CCS YouTube page at 3 p.m. Friday, June 18.

Plan Your Graduation!

Are we done yet ...? Complete the Graduation Petition Form, one per program, to determine if you are eligible to obtain your certificate or diploma. Please submit before these petition deadlines.

Petition Deadlines by Quarter:

  • Graduating at the end of Fall: July 31
  • Graduating at the end of Winter: September 30
  • Graduating at the end of Spring: January 31
  • Graduating at the end of Summer: March 31

Grad Bags available for Pick-up

SCC will distribute “grad bags” to graduates and host a web-based virtual experience that will allow students to post photos and celebrate with their fellow graduates. At SCC, the grad bags will be available for pick-up on campus beginning May 17. They will be mailed later to those unable to pick them up. These grad bags will include a diploma cover, cap and tassel, and other memorabilia. The bags will not include a graduation gown. SCC graduates will receive their diploma or certificate in the mail from the company Jostens, which will use the student’s address on file with the College.

SCC’s centers throughout Spokane as well as in Colville, Inchelium, Newport and Republic also will have Grad Bags available for pick-up.

To pick up a Grad bag, students must have a Petition to Graduate on file with the College. Honor cords also will be available for those who have earned that designation. Americana cords for Military veterans are available through Veterans Outreach Services Coordinator Deana Sleep at or 509-533-7027. Student members of Phi Theta Kappa should contact PTK advisors or

Commencement Video will air June 18

SCC and SFCC will each create and post separate videos honoring their graduating classes on the scheduled Commencement date of June 18. Videos will premier on the Community Colleges of Spokane YouTube channel.

The video will feature the SFCC choir’s rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner as well as graduation messages from college and student body leaders.

Students will receive information via email about how to load photos and celebration messages to be included in the June 18 Commencement video. The video will remain accessible on the college website through the summer.

“Next Steps” for Students in Degree and Certificate Programs:

  • Complete a Petition to Graduate
  • Ensure mailing address on file with the College (in ctclink) is correct
  • Pick up a well-deserved Grad Bag
  • Load photo to Graduation video

Adult Education to host Celebration and Grad Bag Pick-up on June 15

SCC’s Adult Education program will host its grad bag giveaway on June 15. Students in these programs will receive information through email as well as classes on a time and location for this celebration.

There is no cost to students for the grad bag or for submitting photos for the video celebration.


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