Sheridan College Commencement

Sheridan College will hold an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 1pm in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Admission is free but tickets are required to attend.

Each graduate will receive two free guest tickets. (The number of tickets each student is allotted is subject to change in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.)

Lanna Wing Photography will be available to take photographs before our commencement ceremony you’re your regalia:
Saturday, May 1st from 9 AM to 11 AM in the Whitney Atrium

She will also be taking the photos as you walk across the stage receiving your diploma cover. If you are interested, you may order these prints on her website: https://www.lannawingphotography.com/Proofs/SC-GC2021/

Join our watch party on the Sheridan College Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Gillette College Commencement

Gillette College will hold an in-person commencement ceremony on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7pm in the Pronghorn Center. Admission is free but tickets are required to attend.

Each graduate will receive four free guest tickets. (The number of tickets each student is allotted is subject to change in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.)

Lanna Wing Photography will be available to take photographs before our commencement ceremony you’re your regalia:
Friday, April 29th from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Main Building by the Fireplace

She will also be taking the photos as you walk across the stage receiving your diploma cover. If you are interested, you may order these prints on her website: https://www.lannawingphotography.com/Proofs/SC-GC2021/

Join our live stream at https://play.champds.com/gillettewy/live/7

Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony

The SC Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony will be held at 8am on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the Kinnison Hall at the Whitney Center for the Arts on the Sheridan College campus.

Masks are recommended but not required.

Dental Hygiene Program Pinning Ceremony

The SC Dental Hygiene Program Pinning Ceremony will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the Kinnison Hall at the Whitney Center for the Arts on the Sheridan College campus.

Masks are recommended but not required.

Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony

The GC Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 29 at 1pm in the Pronghorn Center.

Masks are recommended but not required.

Am I ready to graduate?

You may assess your progress in completing your program of study by generating a program evaluation via Self-Service.  Your academic advisor can help you with this step, if you like.  All requirements must show as complete or in progress (IP).  If intending to transfer a course to be used in completing your program requirement, please indicate the course and the institution. An official transcript, if applicable for graduation requirements completed at another institution, must be received within 30 days of the last day of NWCCD courses.  If received after that time frame, your graduation will be posted to the next semester.  Be sure to discuss any concerns about your evaluation with the Records Office so any necessary adjustments can be made.  Candidates for graduation must complete a Graduation Application and submit it to the Record’s Office by December 15th (Fall) or February 15th (Spring and Summer).  Applications will be accepted after those dates, but you risk not having a gown for the Commencement ceremony or having your name in the program.  It is your responsibility to complete the necessary steps to apply for graduation.

Requirements for Graduation

The following general requirements must be completed before a degree or certificate may be awarded by NWCCD.  The student must:

  1. complete all courses/requirements associated with the program of study,
  2. have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all hours attempted at NWCCD, and
  3. have completed a minimum of fifteen credit hours applicable to the degree at NWCCD or one-half of the required credit hours applicable to the Certificate of Completion at NWCCD.

Diplomas

Diplomas are mailed out 3-4 weeks after the semester ends, assuming all transcripts for transferred courses are received.  Certificates/degrees are indicated on transcripts.  When requesting a transcript, you may indicate that your request be held until your degree is posted.  This option is especially beneficial for those who intend to transfer to another institution or sit for a licensure exam.

Diploma covers are provided during the spring commencement ceremony.  Students not participating in the ceremony may pick up their diploma cover in the Records Office.  Additional diploma covers may be purchased for $10 per cover.

Fall/Summer Graduates

Students who completed their requirements in December 2019 are invited to participate in Spring Commencement by indicating their preference on the graduation application.  Summer graduates must be enrolled for their remaining requirements prior to participating in Spring Commencement.

Those who indicated they will be participating in Commencement will be provided further information in early April.