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Graduation Information

Forty-second Commencement
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6pm

AkankshaHeld outdoors at the Richard Berry Amphitheater, QVCC Danielson Campus


Rain location: H.H. Ellis Technical High School, 613 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239

  1. Communications Regarding
  2. Commencement Student Speaker
  3. Pre-Graduation celebration, May 27, 2014
  4. Day of Ceremony
  5. Caps & Gowns
  6. Honors, Honor Societies & President's Award
  7. Diplomas
  8. Inclement Weather Information

  pregraduation celebration 2013

Pre-Graduation Celebration
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Graduates are invited to attend a pre-graduation dinner and celebration on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 6-8 pm. The event will be held in the QVCC Danielson cafeteria. Due to limited space, this event is for graduates only. The evening will include:

  • Distribution of caps and gowns
  • Appetizers, dinner and drinks
  • Graduation packet including: admission tickets (2 per graduate; only needed in the event of rain), commemorative invitations, program and details for graduation day, gift
  • Distribution of h onor chords and honor society stoles
  • Alumni speaker and welcome from the QVCC Alumni Association
  • Mingle with fellow graduates and faculty

A RSVP  by May 15, 2014 - Susan Breault or 860.932.4062

procession 2013

Day of the Ceremony

You should arrive on campus no later than 5 pm on the day of graduation. You should report to the following room according to your last name:

Certificate only: W106

Associate Degrees:
• W105: A-D
• W101: E-K
• W100: L-Q
• W102: R-Z

Caps & Gowns
Caps and Gowns have been pre-ordered in a variety of sizes. They will be distributed at the Pre-Graduation Celebration on May 27, 2014.
If you are unable to attend the celebration, you will need to pick up your cap and gown on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Danielson bookstore (9am-4pm) or at the Willimantic Center front desk (8:30-4pm).

The bookstore will be open on graduation day until 5pm.

Ceremony 2013Honors, Honor Societies & President's Award

Honors: To graduate with honors, a student must have earned at least 30 of the credits accepted for graduation at QVCC. Graduation honors are: Highest Honors—GPA equal to 3.9 or higher; High Honors—GPA equal to 3.7 to 3.89; Honors—GPA equal to 3.4 to 3.69. Honor chords will be distributed at the Pre-Graduation Celebration on May 27.


Students with a grade of "I" (Incomplete) are ineligible for graduation honors.Courses taken at other institutions are not included in computing honor status.

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; and Epsilon Pi Tau, a national honor society for engineering and technology students.

President's Award:

Diplomas 2013Diplomas
There will be two diploma pick-up days in the month of July: one at the Danielson campus and one at the Willimantic Center. You will be notified of the dates via Email.
Exceptions will be made to mail diplomas if absolutely necessary and will need to be made through the college records office.

Inclement Weather & Rain Location
A decision will be made by noon on May 29th if there is a need to move the ceremony indoors. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at H.H. Ellis Technical High School, 613 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239. You should report to the high school no later than 5 pm.

Each graduate will be limited to two tickets to the graduation if it is held indoors. Tickets will be provided to you along with additional details at the Pre-Graduation Celebration on May 27, 2014.

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 2014 ceremony, information regarding ordering 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.

General Information Regarding How to Apply for Graduation

Application due dates:
Summer 2014: June 1, 2014 (2015 Ceremony)

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

Steps for Graduation

  1. Graduation Checklist
  2. Submit Graduation Application to the Student Affairs Office or Willimantic front desk. Please complete the application in Blue or Black ink.
  3. Complete any course substitutions with a faculty member. Course substitution forms are submitted directly by faculty members to the Record's Office.

Change of Status Form

QVCC Alumni Association
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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