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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 Change in Graduation Status form (with the OPT OUT box checked) to the Registrar's Office in the Welcome Center building.

View / Download Change in Graduation Status Form

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.

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  • 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

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is a ceremony that allows students, family, and friends to celebrate the student’s academic accomplishments. Participation in the ceremony is to acknowledge your anticipated completion of your degree and does not mean you have graduated. You will NOT receive your certificates or diplomas at the ceremony.

After applying for graduation, you will be invited to walk in the ceremony. A packet will be mailed to you in May with details about the ceremony. The packet is also available for pick-up in the Admissions Office if you apply for graduation after the May mailing date.

Commencement will be held outdoors regardless of the weather.

Honor Stoles

When you pick up your cap & gown, check to see if you are eligible for an honor stole. If you have an accumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the end of Winter term, you are eligible and will be listed in the honors section of the Commencement Program. 

The stole provided by the college is to be returned to the Admissions's Office after the ceremony.


When should I file for graduation?

File 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

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.

Do I have to walk in the commencement ceremony?

No. Participation in the commencement ceremony is optional. If you choose not to walk, select "No, I will not be attending" on your reply card from the graduation packet.

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 Change in Graduation Status Form and return it the Admissions Office.

View / Download Change in Graduation Status Form

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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