Sheridan College Commencement

We will be unable to hold commencement celebrations at our regularly scheduled dates and times in early May. We will be postponing all commencement ceremonies, but are committed to rescheduling them at the end of our Fall 2020 semester.

A livestream video of the Commencement Ceremony will be available.

Gillette College Commencement

We will be unable to hold commencement celebrations at our regularly scheduled dates and times in early May. We will be postponing all commencement ceremonies, but are committed to rescheduling them at the end of our Fall 2020 semester.

A livestream video of the Commencement Ceremony will be available.

A reception to celebrate student success with family and friends will be held in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center following Commencement.

Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony

The SC Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony has been postponed.

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.

Dental Hygiene Program Pinning Ceremony

The SC Dental Hygiene Program Pinning Ceremony has been postponed..

Students requiring accommodations for Commencement should contact the Records Office at 307-675-0110 at least 24 hours prior to Commencement.

Seating is available on a first come basis in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome beginning at 12:30 p.m. Special accommodations are available on a limited basis. Additional seating will be available in the Thorne Rider Commons Building room 008 beginning at 1 p.m. for another viewing option.

Graduation Announcements

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A reception to celebrate student success with family and friends will be held at the High Plains Grill/Inspiration Hall on campus following Commencement.

Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony

The GC Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony has been postponed.

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.

Any student requiring accommodations for Commencement should contact the Records Office at 307-681-6005 at least 24 hours prior to Commencement.

Graduation Announcements

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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.