Graduation Information

Prospective Graduates

Graduation requirements include:

  • Completion of all academic program requirements in December 2019, May or August 2020
  • Graduation packet must be filed in the appropriate academic dean’s office by the below deadlines:
    • December Graduates: December 2, 2019
    • May Graduates: March 16, 2020
    • August Graduates: July 1, 2020
    • *Students who wish to participate in the May Commencement ceremony must submit complete packets to the appropriate academic dean by March 16, 2020 in order for their names to be printed in the Commencement program.
  • A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0
  • Any outstanding College debts satisfied
  • A College ID is required to receive a cap and gown at any location

Graduation Application Instructions

  1. Complete the Graduation Application.
  2. Schedule a meeting with your Program Coordinator or an Academic Advisor to review the Graduation Application.
  3. Have your Program Coordinator or an Academic Advisor complete and sign the Graduation Recommendation Form.
  4. Sign the Graduation Recommendation Form.
  5. Get a copy of your current CCC transcript and degree audit from your Program Coordinator or an Academic Advisor and attach it to the Graduation Recommendation Form.
  6. Provide the Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor with a copy of the completed forms.
  7. Hand-carry the completed packet to the office of the appropriate Academic Dean by the deadline.

Forms Needed for Graduation (Packet)

Academic Deans

Liberal Arts, Professional Studies & CTE; Dr. Michael Nester, Connector Building 351
Math Science and Health Careers; John Steiner, Halpern Hall 106

Camden students may leave their packets in the Administrative Office on the second floor of College Hall.

Rohrer students may leave their packets at the Information Desk.

Commencement Rehearsal

Your attendance at rehearsal is strongly suggested. Rehearsal will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:00a.m. Graduates will assemble under the commencement tent. Please be prompt.
Transportation to rehearsal will be provided between the Camden City Campus at 9:15am and will return to Camden City Campus upon completion of the rehearsal. Sign up at the Camden Technology Center, Room 211, or call (856) 968-1320.

If a final exam prevents you from attending the commencement rehearsal, please arrive at the Papiano Gymnasium by 8:30 am on the day of commencement.

Participating in Commencement

Graduates: Your participation in the commencement ceremony is greatly encouraged, even though you may have already received your diploma. If you plan to participate, you are required to wear a cap and gown. The cost is $43.00. Students may pay cash or major credit card, no checks will be accepted. Caps and Gowns will be available for purchase at any of the three campus bookstores beginning April 9, 2020. Graduates who are members of honor societies are permitted to wear ornamentation designed and approved for their specific honor society. Please check with your Honor society advisor for the specific items that have been approved as commencement attire.

Commencement Day Schedule

Commencement is a dignified occasion. We ask that those attending the ceremony conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. The College community appreciates your cooperation. We ask graduates to report to the Papiano Gymnasium.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. Check in and pick up your graduation ID card.
  • 9:30 a.m. Graduates line up by academic division. Signs will be posted in the gymnasium.
  • 10 a.m. Procession
  • Noon Recession (Please plan to stay for the entire event.)

Graduates will recess to the Presidential Courtyard. Please ask your family and friends to meet you in that area after all the graduates have walked out of the event tent.

Graduates may decorate their caps with personal messages.

Alumni Association

The CCC Alumni Association is a vital link between the College, its alumni and the community it serves. As you graduate, you join the ranks of more than 30,000 graduates who claim Camden County College as their alma mater.

Membership in the alumni association is free and provides special benefits for its members. For more information about the association, contact Myra Tryon in the Office of Foundation & Alumni Relations at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4927.

Alumni Trustee

The CCC Alumni Association is a vital link between the College, its alumni and the community it serves. As you graduate, you join the ranks of more than 30,000 graduates who claim Camden County College as their alma mater. Membership in the alumni association is free and it provides special benefits for its members. For more information about the association, contact Myra Tryon in the Office of Foundation & Alumni Relations at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4927


At the commencement ceremony, diploma sleeves will be distributed instead of diplomas. You will be notified via postcard when to come to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration Services to pick up your actual diploma (on or about August 3). Diploma covers and diploma frames will be available for sale in the College bookstores and at the commencement ceremony bookstore sales tent.

Viewing the Ceremony

No tickets are required. General, unreserved seating for guests of graduating students is available on a first-come, first-served basis under the surrounding tent. The ceremony will be simulcast inside Civic Hall, located in the Connector Building. Also, on the day of commencement, look for a link to watch the Ceremony live from anywhere.

Special Needs Seating

To assist individuals who require sign language interpreters, please contact Taryn Burkholder, or call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4430 or Cathy Poston, or call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4506 to reserve a seat for themselves and one guest. Guests who use wheelchairs also may request special seating (for themselves and one other person) in advance. These requests must be made by calling Jacqueline Tenuto, Associate Dean at (856) 374-5088 no later than May 14, 2020.

Public Safety Announcement

Due to safety considerations, no backpacks or large bags will be permitted in or near the graduation site in the Truman Courtyard.

Please do not use any air horns during the commencement ceremony.

Medical emergency/Health Issues

If you have any medical conditions that the Public Safety Staff/EMT’s should be aware of during the ceremony, please contact Associate Dean Tenuto at or at (856) 374-5088.

Event Postponement

Commencement will be held under a large tent, weatherproof tent and will not be postponed due to inclement weather. However, should extreme circumstances arise that may cause a delay or postponement, a notice will be made to KYW 1060AM by 8 a.m. pm May 15. The best place to obtain an update on the ceremony is on the College website. The College’s main phone number at (856) 227-7200 also will carry updated information.

Additional Information

Electronic Invitation

Come back soon to download an invitation to print and/or share with your friends and family.

Graduation Photos

Graduation Photography is provided bt JMJ Photography.
Book by March 30 and receive a free 8 x 10 photo.

Download flyer with Photo Packages and Schedule

Specialty Items

For your convenience, the Barnes and Noble college bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on commencement day for the purchase of flowers, balloons and other memorabilia.

Family Photo Area

After the Commencement ceremony you are invited to take photos with your family & friends in the Madison Courtyard on the side of Taft Hall

Baby Changing Area

Stations are available in the Papiano Gymnasium and Otto R. Mauke Community Center restrooms.

Food Service

The Taft Building, 1st floor will be open for business with coffee service and assorted pastries prior to the commencement ceremony from 8:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

Cell Phone

In keeping with the formality of this occasion, all cell phones and other similar devices should be silenced.


Reminder to all Graduates, Family and Guests

Smoking and the use of all tobacco or “tobacco-like” products, on all College property by any person at any time, is strictly prohibited. “Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted, heated or ignited cigar, cigarette, cigarillo, pipe, hookah, vape electronic device or any other device that delivers nicotine or other substances to a person. “Tobacco Product” means any product containing, make or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by other means including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff; and any electronic device that delivers nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic pipe, electronic hookah, or a vape.


Additional Questions?

If you have any further questions regarding Commencement, please contact Jacqueline Tenuto, Assistant Dean of Student Development and Support at or (856) 374-5088.