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Graduation

Graduation and beyondDegrees and certificates are not automatically awarded (except Pathway Certificates) to those that complete their program requirements. You must apply to graduate.

Degrees and certificates are awarded at the conclusion of each term. To receive any degree from UCC, you must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average, attend UCC for two terms (including the last), and complete at least 25 percent of the program requirements at UCC.

Graduation Fee

Graduation Application Fee: $30

Second Degree or Certificate

If you are earning a second associate degree, you must complete a minimum of 24 credits in addition to those completed for the first degree. If you are earning a second certificate, you must complete a minimum of 12 credits in addition to those completed for the first certificate. You will only be charged once for graduation application fee. 

Pathway Certificates

UCC automatically awards Pathway Certificates upon completion of requirements at the conclusion of each term. To opt out of an automatic award of a Pathway Certificate, submit a completed Graduation Application Change Request (with the OPT OUT box checked) to the Registrar's Office in the Welcome Center building.

View / Download Graduation Application Change Request

Apply for Graduation

It is your responsibility to apply for graduation to ensure that all requirements are completed.  

For June graduates, the application should be submitted by the end of January of the year in which the certificate or degree is to be awarded.

  • OnlineStart Now!
  • In-person. Visit the Admissions Office in the Welcome Center. Click below to print out a paper application.
  • By mail. Return completed application and fee to:

    Umpqua Community College
    Admissions Office
    PO Box 967
    Roseburg, OR 97470

View / Download Graduation Application

How-To Guide (How to view your Degree Audit)

FAQs

When should I apply for graduation?

Apply for graduation one full term before the expected completion term. This gives you enough time to make any required adjustments once we evaluate your application.

Example: Graduating spring term - File for graduation in winter term.

What happens after I apply for graduation?

After applying for graduation, you will be invited to walk in the Commencement Ceremony in June. A detailed packet will be mailed to you in May and is available in the student section in Commencement Ceremony.

How long does the evaluation process take?

The evaluation can take up to four weeks. Usually the normal processing time is two weeks depending on the time of the year. Breaks and vacations can alter this time.

When will I receive my actual diploma?

Diplomas are mailed out within six weeks AFTER the completion of the term for all graduating students.

What if my Graduation status changes?

If you need to make any changes to your original Graduation Application, fill out a Graduation Application Change Request and return it to the Admissions Office.

View / Download Graduation Application Change Request

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, June 16, 2017, 6 p.m.
UCC Main Campus
Swanson Amphitheater
1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg, OR

Commencement is a ceremony that allows students, family, and friends to celebrate the student’s academic accomplishments. Commencement will be held outdoors regardless of the weather.

Graduates need to arrive at the Gym in the PE Complex by 4pm for the official line-up and to take the class photo. Students arriving late will be placed at the end of the line!

2017 Graduation Class Photo

Congratulations Class of 2017! 

View/Download 2017 Class photo 

Students

PARTICIPATION

Students must arrive by 4 p.m., Friday, June 16 at the Gym in the PE Complex to participate in the ceremony.

Participation in the commencement ceremony is optional. However, we encourage you to attend the ceremony to celebrate your achievement. Return participation reply card to the Enrollment Office (Welcome Center) before May 26!

REGALIA

Cap & Gown:

Pick up your personal cap, gown, and tassel in the Gallery at the Whipple Fine Arts building on one of the following days:

Tuesday, June 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Honor Stole:

If you have an accumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the end of Winter term, you will be provided an honor stole on loan when you pick up your cap & gown.

The honor stole MUST BE RETURNED to the college after commencement by Monday, June 19, or a $30 fee will be placed on your student account and your transcripts will not be available for release.

DEGREE

The ceremony is to acknowledge your anticipated completion of your degree and does not mean you have graduated.The name you provided on your Graduation Application will be the name printed on your degree.  Your degree or certificate will be mailed to you within six weeks AFTER the completion of the term.

A diploma cover will be given to you as walk across the stage during the ceremony (This will NOT contain your actual degree). Graduates not participating in commencement may pick up their diploma cover at Enrollment Services on the following Monday, June 19.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & DEADLINES

EVENT / DEADLINE: WHERE: WHEN:
Reply Card Deadline Enrollment (Welcome Center) Friday, May 26
Cap & Gown Pick Up Gallery (Whipple Fine Arts) Tuesday, June 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cap & Gown Pick Up Gallery (Whipple Fine Arts) Wednesday, June 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Captivating Photography (optional) Student Center Lobby Wednesday, June 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     
Commencement Day:   Friday, June 16:
Captivating Photography (optional) Student Center Lobby 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Graduate's Official Line-up Gym (PE Complex) 4 p.m.
Processional Begins Swanson Amphitheater 6 p.m.
Reception Center of Campus (Compass) 8 p.m.
Return Honor Stole (if applicable) Gym (PE Complex)  8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
     
Return Honor Stole (if applicable) Enrollment (Welcome Center) Monday, June 19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Diploma cover Pick Up (if needed) Enrollment (Welcome Center) Monday, June 19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

View / Download Detailed Student Graduation Packet

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at 541-440-4617 or 541-440-4662

Guests

Rain or shine, UCC will hold it's annual commencement ceremony outdoors at the Swanson Amphitheater. The ceremony will start at 6 pm with the graduates entering the amphitheater.

At the end of the ceremony, the recessional will begin (about 8 p.m), where all graduates, friends, family, and faculty are welcome to celebrate at the Campus Center Compass.

Tickets

In the event of severe inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Jacoby Auditorium and tickets will be necessary for attendance due to limited seating.

Each graduate will receive (4) tickets for their adult guests.

Seating

  • Seating (approximately 1,000 chairs) is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • An area will be cordoned off for persons in wheelchairs.
  • Two grassy areas on either side of the seating area will be cordoned off for those wishing to use blankets.
  • Lawn chairs will be permitted on the outskirts of the blanket areas (so they don't block the view of others)

Graduation Seating

Parking

View our Campus Map & Parking Information

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at 541-440-4617 or 541-440-4662

Special Accommodations

Arrive early to allow extra time for parking and for a UCC usher to direct you to a seat (if needed)

Seating

  • Seating (approximately 1,000 chairs) is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • An area will be cordoned off for persons in wheelchairs.
  • Two grassy areas on either side of the seating area will be cordoned off for those wishing to use blankets.
  • Lawn chairs will be permitted on the outskirts of the blanket areas (so they don't block the view of others)

Parking

View our Campus Map & Parking Information

Need additional accommodations?

Guest Accommodations 
Any guest needing additional accommodations, please contact our Security Office at 541-440-7794 prior to the event. If immediate assistance is needed during Commencement Day, please contact our security officers at 541-440-7777.

Student Accommodations
Any graduating student needing accommodations, please contact our Accommodations Office prior to the event at 541-440-7655.

Faculty

Information coming soon...

Alumni Association

Being involved with the college doesn't have to end because you graduate!  We invite you to become an active member of the Alumni Association.  As a member you can participate in a variety of activities including fundraising, scholarships, athletics, special events and much more.

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