Commencement is the ceremony that is held at the end of the spring semester in May. This ceremony celebrates the achievement of the degree and graduates are recognized by the College, community members, family and friends.
Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree. All students wishing to graduate must apply for graduation by the application deadline. By applying for graduation, the College will determine whether or not you have met all of your degree requirements.
There is only one Commencement Ceremony held each year in May.
Submit the online Commencement Participation form by the deadline in April.
There is no cost for you or your guests to attend the Commencement Ceremony. However, there is a cost for the regalia (cap, gown and tassel) that is worn during the ceremony. Total cost for the regalia is approximately $30.00.
For a sign language interpreter or other accessibility accommodations for persons who are disabled, please contact the Disability Services office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (972) 860-8348 two weeks prior to the event.
Commencement Ceremony invitations are ordered online. Go to Herffjones.com. Select Mesquite, Texas, Colleges and Universities, Invitations and Eastfield College to place your order. Regalia (cap, gown, and tassels) will be available in the Bookstore for purchase during April.
No. It is best to purchase the current year’s version of the Commencement Ceremony regalia.
No. You must complete the coursework and hours necessary to be considered a graduate. Your participation or attendance at the Commencement Ceremony does not mean that you have completed your degree requirements.
Yes. As long as you are 9 credit hours or less away from completing your degree/certificate, you may participate in the May Commencement Ceremony.
No. You will receive a diploma cover. Remember, your participation or attendance at the Commencement Ceremony does not mean that you have completed your degree requirements.
Final processing for graduation takes place within four weeks after the close of each semester. This time-frame may vary due to holidays, campus closing or the short summer semesters.
An email will be sent to you when your diploma and/or certificate is ready for pick up. Special considerations MUST be emailed to your degree audit representative.
The Eastfield office of Admissions and Records, C-119