Highland Community College




Friday, May 13, 2016

Kessinger Field

Highland Community College, Highland, KS


Ceremony will include all HCC graduates from the Highland campus, Regional Sites, & Online. Graduation exercises at the Technical Center will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 12, 2016 at the Atchison High School gym. The nurse's pinning will pre-ceed graduation ceremonies and begin at 5:30 pm in the Atchison High School gym.


Students planning to graduate from any Highland Community College Location in the Spring, 2016 must complete an Application for Degree and meet with the HCC Registrar to complete a degree check by the first week of their last semester of attendance. Students missing this deadline may apply for graduation until March 15 of the year they plan to graduate and will be provided the opportunity to participate in the ceremony if they will have graduated or be within 6 hours of receiving their degree at the time of graduation.

Application may be made in the registrar’s office on the Highland campus in the administration building or online here.

Order Graduation Announcements Online

Caps and Gowns

Available on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10; 8:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 4:30 pm in the Registrar's Office on the first floor of the administration building on the Highland campus.

If you cannot make it to Highland to pick up your cap and gown on one of these days, you may pick it up between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm in the registrar's office in the administration building on the day of the ceremony.

Practice & Reporting for Processional

Tuesday, May 10 at 2:30 pm on the track at Kessinger Field. If you cannot attend the rehearsal, directions for the ceremony will be given immediately prior to the processional on graduation night. Students should report to the hallways of Cultbertson Auditorium 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. 

Pre-Commencement Dinner

For graduates and guests at the HCC cafeteria on Friday, May 13 from 5:00 until 6:30. Cost for the fried chicken and roast beef buffet is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. Please RSVP to the Student Services office by calling 785-442-6020 or emailing at admissions@highlandcc.edu.


Following the graduation ceremony on the front lawn of the campus.

Contact Information

Dinner Reservations and additional information:
785-442-6020 or admissions@highlandcc.edu