Friday, May 10, 2024
Porter Family Stadium 
Highland Community College-Highland Campus
606 W. Main Street
Highland, KS 66035
7:00 p.m.


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All HCC graduates from December 2023, May 2024, and July 2024 are eligible to participate in commencement exercises.  We encourage all graduates to participate and celebrate this accomplishment with their families, friends, and fellow graduates.  HCC students who have not previously participated in commencement exercises should contact the Registrar's office to discuss their eligibility.

Students planning to graduate from HCC are required to complete a Graduation Check prior to enrolling in their last semester of attendance to ensure all requirements will be met. An Application for Degree should be completed by March 1 for spring/summer graduates and October 15 for fall graduates. If this deadline is missed, please contact the Registrar’s office at Students may also apply for the spring commencement if the student has 12 or fewer credit hours to be completed during the following summer term for a degree.  Applications may be made online at the link above.

Graduation Announcements

Students may order graduation announcements online by clicking on the following link.  Order Graduation Announcements Online

Gowns & Caps

Gowns & caps are ordered for students participating in the ceremony from the information provided on the Application for Degree.  Students may pick up their package beginning May 1, 2024, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-12:30p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Registrar's Office located on the first floor of the David Reist Administration Building on the Highland Campus.  Students may pick up packages until 5:30 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Practice & Reporting for Processional

Meet in the bleachers of Porter Family Stadium on Friday, May 3, at 2:30 p.m. in Highland.  The stadium is located behind the David Reist Administration Building at 606 West Main Street. If you cannot attend the rehearsal, directions for the ceremony will be given immediately prior to the processional on commencement night. Students should report to the hallways of Jack D. Nutt/Communication Technology Building (101 N. Elmira Street) no later than 6:30 p.m. the evening of commencement.

Pre-Commencement Dinner

A commencement dinner for graduates and guests will be available at the HCC cafeteria on Friday, May 10, from 4:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Cost for the fried chicken and roast beef buffet is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. Payment will be taken at the register on the night of commencement. Please RSVP to the Student Services office by calling 785-442-6020 or emailing at


A reception of cookies and punch will be provided following the graduation ceremony on the front lawn of the HCC campus.

Contact Information

Dinner Reservations and additional information:
785-442-6020 or


Atchison Technical Center Graduation
Atchison High School
1500 W. Riley, Atchison, KS 66002
Thursday, May 9, 2024 

7:00 p.m.

Graduation exercises at the Technical Center will be at 7:00 p.m. on May 09, 2024, at the Atchison High School gym. The nurse's pinning will be held prior to the graduation ceremony and begin at 5:30 pm in the Atchison High School gym. For more information about the Technical Center Graduation, please contact the Technical Center at 785-442-6180 or


Western Center Graduation
313 Nemaha
Baileyville, KS 66404

Friday, May 10, 2024 

10:00 a.m.

 Graduation exercises at the Western Center will be at 10:00 a.m. on May 10, 2024, at the Western Center Community Room.  Graduation practice will be on Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. If you cannot attend the rehearsal, directions for the ceremony will be given immediately prior to the processional on graduation day.  For more information about the Western Center Graduation, please contact the Western Center at 785-442-6240 or


Revised 11/07/2023

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