Credit Students: To be considered for graduation, a student must fill out the Oregon Coast Community College graduation application located in their myOCCC account. This must be completed and a student must work with their academic advisor to submit an academic planner to the OCCC registrar that lists all courses required to complete a student’s degree or certificate. This must be done at least one term in advance of degree or certificate completion. A student who participates in the ceremony will receive an empty diploma cover at the ceremony. A student is expected to monitor both their OCCC and PCC email accounts for information about graduation/commencement including how to order their diploma.
GED Students: Persons who have completed their GED and used OCCC’s testing center or been a student in GED preparation classes at OCCC are eligible to participate in OCCC’s commencement ceremony. Please contact Basic Skills for more information.
ESL Students: ESL students may participate in OCCC’s commencement ceremony. Please contact Basic Skills for more information.
The 2020 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Newport Performing Arts Center located at 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365. Early arrival and ride-sharing are recommended. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.
As a candidate for graduation, you must arrive at the Newport Performing Arts Center by 5:00 p.m. Participants will assemble in the hallway leading to the dressing rooms. Please check in with a College representative upon arrival.
To participate in commencement, all students are required to wear approved regalia. OCCC students wear a black cap and gown.
Honor cords are distributed to eligible students who attend the ceremony on the day of commencement.
Credit Students: A student will order their cap and gown from jostens.com when the OCCC site becomes available in mid-March. All caps and gowns will be shipped to a student’s physical address.
GED Students: All GED students will check in with Basic Skills regarding cap and gown.
ESL Students: ESL students wear street clothes for the commencement ceremony.
No tickets are required. All guests, including children and spouses, must enter through the main doors of the Newport Performing Arts Center. The auditorium opens at 5:30 p.m. (opening time is subject to change). An overflow seating area is available and will have the ceremony streamed to that location. A reception is available to you and your guests at the conclusion of the ceremony.