Friday, May 15, 2020
Porter Family Stadium 
Highland Community College-Highland Campus
606 W. Main Street
Highland, KS 66035
7:00 p.m.

All HCC graduates from December 2019, May 2020, and July 2020 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 advised to complete a Graduation Check and an Application for Degree prior to the last semester of attendance.  Students missing this deadline may apply for graduation until March 15 if graduation requirements are met or the student has 6 or fewer credit hours to be completed during the following summer term for a degree.  Applications may be made online or in the Registrar's office at the Highland Campus.

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 the student from the information provided on the Application for Degree.  Students may pick up their package beginning May 12, 2020, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Registrar's Office located on the first floor of the Administration building on the Highland Campus.  Students may pick up packages until 6:00 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Practice & Reporting for Processional

Meet in the bleachers of Porter Family Stadium on Tuesday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Highland.  A class picture will be taken on this day.  The stadium is located behind the 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 graduation night. Students should report to the hallways of Culbertson Auditorium 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Pre-Commencement Dinner

For graduates and guests at the HCC cafeteria on Friday, May 15 from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. 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


Atchison Technical Center Graduation
Atchison High School
1500 W. Riley, Atchison, KS 66002
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Graduation exercises at the Technical Center will be at 7:00 p.m.. on May 13, 2020, 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.


Western Technical Center Graduation
313 Nemaha
Baileyville, KS 66404
Friday, May 15, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Graduation exercises at the Western Center will be at 10:00 a.m. on May 15, 2020, at the Western Center Community Room.  Graduation practice will be on Thursday, May 14 at 11:15 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


Revised 8/28/2020

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