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Congratulations, graduates! We are proud you chose JCCC to help guide you through your academic journey.

Commencement Is Friday, May 17, 2024

Participating in the Commencement Ceremony is optional, but we encourage you to take part! We're proud of your achievement!

Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate candidates
Friday, May 17 | 4 p.m. | GYM

Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies candidates
Friday, May 17 | 7:30 p.m. | GYM

Watch JCCC's Commencement ceremonies 

Download the 2024 Commencement Program (PDF)

2024 Commencement Speakers

Hear from JCCC Trustee Melody Rayl and JCCC student Liz Hernandez as they inspire and encourage the Class of 2024.

Join us in congratulating these areas of campus as they host other graduation ceremonies.

CLEAR Certificate Commencement
Saturday, May 4

CLEAR Social/Certificate Commencement
Tuesday, May 7

Honors Program Commencement
Friday, May 10

Affinity Graduation Reception & Celebration
Monday, May 13

Practical Nursing Pinning
Tuesday, May 14

GED Commencement
Tuesday, May 14

Respiratory Care & Neurodiagnostic Technology Commencement
Wednesday, May 15

RN/Nursing Pinning
Wednesday, May 15

CONNECT Commencement
Thursday, May 16

Dental Hygiene Pinning
Thursday, May 16

Police Academy Commencement
Friday, May 31

Get ready!

Once you've applied and your graduation status is confirmed, it's time to walk across that stage!

  • Order your cap, gown and other graduation regalia at The Bookstore. You can even get them online!
  • Order personalized announcements online through CBGrad.com or call 800-433-0296.  

Celebrate!

We've created ways for graduates and their friends and family to commemorate this academic milestone.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Commencement Ceremony will be held in person on Friday, May 17, 2024, in the JCCC Gymnasium.

There will be two ceremonies:

  • 4 p.m. - Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate candidates
    • Graduates should report to the JCCC Fieldhouse (the lower level of the Gymnasium) between 3 and 3:40 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m. - Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies candidates
    • Graduates should report to the JCCC Fieldhouse (the lower level of the Gymnasium) between 6:30 and 7:10 p.m.

The processional to the Gymnasium begins 5 minutes before the ceremony start time. Plan for the ceremony to last approximately an hour and a half.

We recommend entering campus from the College Boulevard/Westgate entrance and parking on the west side of campus. Follow the directional signs to find available parking near the Gymnasium. JCCC Police Officers will be on site directing traffic.
Yes, you can RSVP to attend the Commencement Ceremony starting mid-February.

Yes! Tickets are not required. The Gymnasium will open an hour before each ceremony start time. Seats have been reserved on the floor for individuals with disabilities. Your guests are welcome to sit in the bleachers or the balcony area.

We will be livestreaming each Commencement Ceremony via JCCC's cable channel and video website. View the programming details and watch the livestream at video.jccc.edu.

Yes, graduates are permitted to wear cords that are affiliated with a JCCC organization or program.

Phi Theta Kappa stoles and tassels can only be purchased by members online at www.ptk.org.

If you are a veteran or currently serving in the Armed Forces, contact Veteran Services at 913-469-8500, ext. 4981 or veteranservices@jccc.edu.

Yes, graduates may decorate their caps if they so choose.

GradImages is the official photographer as you cross the stage. You may view and order your photos 5-10 business days after the ceremony by visiting their website, www.gradimages.com. Simply enter your last name, your school’s name: Johnson County Community College, and select the year from the dropdown menu. Once you see your name, click on the link to view your photos.  If you need additional help locating your photos, call the customer service department at 800-261-2576 or email them at giservice@gradimages.net.

All graduates participating in the ceremony will receive a medallion and diploma cover. 

Actual diplomas are mailed within five weeks after the semester ends pending grade verification. Be sure to have your correct address on file with Admissions. To check your address:

  • Go to MyJCCC
  • My Records
  • Update Information
  • View Address(es) and Phone(s)