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Commencement Information

May 2020 Commencement

Graduation Commencement Ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020.

1. Complete the Petition for Graduation Form located at www.wc.edu/petition-graduate.

  • The deadline to submit the Petition for Graduation and have your name appear in the Commencement Program is March 24, 2020. The deadline to submit this form for participation in the commencement ceremony is April 10, 2020.
  • You will be notified via your Campus Connect Student Account no later than April 20, 2020 whether or not you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. The information will appear in the student information banner at the top of the Campus Connect screen after you log into the system.

2. Order your cap, gown, and diploma cover from the Weatherford College Bookstore. These items are required for participation in commencement. You may also order graduation invitations (optional) from the College Bookstore. Watch for notices from the Bookstore concerning order dates and prices. The College Bookstore phone number is 817-598-6286.

3. Phi Theta Kappa members may purchase the stole, honor cord, and tassel online from the Phi Theta Kappa website (www.ptk.org). These items may be worn during graduation. Do not purchase key medallion, as you will not be allowed to wear this during commencement. No Phi Theta Kappa items will be available for purchase at commencement. These items are not available at the WC Bookstore. If you want these items, order online by April 3rd. If you have questions, contact Chapter Advisor, Shantee Siebuhr. Her office phone number is 817-598-6444 and is located in The Welcome Center in the Academic Building.

4. Graduation ceremonies will be held at the Weatherford High School Jerry Durant Auditorium, located at 2121 Bethel Rd, Weatherford, TX 76087. The morning ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. Students completing their Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Arts Teaching degrees will participate in the morning ceremony. The afternoon ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Students completing their Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate Program will participate in the afternoon ceremony. Graduates will need to arrive at the high school one hour before the starting time of their ceremony. Report to the high school band hall. There will be staff on-site to direct you to the band hall location.

5. Issuing audience tickets may be necessary. The number of guest tickets each graduate receives is based on the number of graduates and the projected number of guests attending the ceremony. Tickets will be distributed at the Main Campus Student Services Office and in the Administrative Offices of Mineral Wells, Wise County, and Granbury locations. Tickets will be distributed on:

  • April 22 – Last names A-G
  • April 23 – Last names H-P
  • April 24 – Last names Q-Z

Tickets may be picked up after the designated date, but not before the designated date. Tickets not picked up by Monday, April 27, will be distributed to graduates who have requested additional tickets. Additional tickets may be requested at the time original tickets are picked up. Extra tickets will be distributed beginning Friday, May 1.

Graduates must provide proof of having purchased a cap, gown, and diploma cover in order to pick up guest tickets. Tickets will not be distributed without this proof.

Contact the Registrar’s Office in Student Services, or at 817-598-6463, with questions about the graduation process.