Graduation Information

Graduation Requirements & Information

Please Note: If you were unable to pick up your diploma on the pick-up dates, it will be mailed to the address we have on file for you. Thank you.

Spring 2015 Diploma Pick-up Dates

Diplomas for your degree and/or certificate will be available for pick-up on the following schedule:

In Danielson (Records Office located in the Student Affairs Office):

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

In Willimantic ( Main Lobby): To have your diploma available for pick-up in Willimantic Center, please notify the Records Office at 860-932-4010 by
July 8.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   

Graduation is not automatic. In order to initiate the graduation process, students must submit a graduation application to the Records Office. The Records Office accepts applications and certifies student eligibility for graduation three times each year, at the end of the fall, spring and summer  semesters . You must submit your completed graduation application by the dates listed below:

Graduation Application Deadlines  

  • Fall 2015 - Application Deadline: November 1, 2015
  • Spring 2016 - Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
  • Summer 2016 - Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

Effective October 2013, the research paper is no longer a graduation requirement.

Steps for Graduation  
  1. Graduation Checklist grad
  2. Submit Graduation Application to the Records Office or Willimantic front desk.
  3. Complete any course substitutions with a faculty member. Course substitution forms are submitted directly by faculty members to the Record's Office.

Communications Regarding Graduation        
It is critical that you set up your Microsoft Office 365 college email. Your graduation audits will be sent to this account.

If you plan to participate in the May 2016 ceremony, information regarding caps and gowns, tickets for the ceremony, and general information about the ceremony will be sent to this email address. 

The college website will also have the most up-to-date information regarding the ceremony.


Graduation Honors

To graduate with honors, a student must have earned at QVCC at least 30 of the credits accepted for graduation.
Students with a grade of "I" (Incomplete) are ineligible for graduation honors. Courses taken at other institutions are not included in computing honor status. Graduation honors are:

  • Summa Cum Laude or Highest Honors: GPA equal to 3.9 to 4.0
  • Magna Cum Laude or High Honors: GPA equal to 3.7 to 3.89
  • Cum Laude or Honors: GPA equal to 3.4 to 3.69

Honor Societies
The College has a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national community college academic honor society; Alpha Beta Gamma, a national community college honor society for business students; Epsilon Pi Tau, a national honor society for engineering and technology students; and Tau Upsilon Alpha, a national honor society for human services students.

Diplomas 2013 President's Award
Given each year at commencement, the college makes an award to the degree graduate with the highest academic average with at least 45 credits earned in residence at QVCC. This is known as the President's Award.

Graduation doesn't have to be the end of what we hope will be a lifelong relationship with Quinebaug Valley Community College. Be part of the Alumni Association!

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