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The virtual commencement ceremony celebrates your achievement with you being recognized by the college, community members, family and friends. It will be fun and unique in many ways and the information below might be helpful for your preparations.
What is a virtual commencement and why did DCCCD make the decision to do this?
A virtual commencement will allow us to congratulate and honor the commitment and hard work of our students even though we are unable to gather in-person this year.
This year’s graduating classes overcame the unprecedented and sudden move to 100% online learning. The 2020 graduates will also be the final students graduating from our individual colleges as we transition to Dallas College in July.
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 should have submitted a Degree Plan Request Form prior to the end of their final semester. After submitting this request form, the college determines if you have met all of your degree requirements.
No. You must complete the coursework and hours necessary to be considered a graduate from your college. Your participation or attendance at the June 13 virtual commencement does not mean that you have completed your degree requirements.
As long as you are six credit hours or less away from completing your degree/certificate (by the end of the spring semester), you are eligible to participate in virtual commencement on June 13.
Yes and no.
Yes, the Spring commencement celebration is to celebrate our Fall graduates too!
There is no cost to participate in the “Making History 2020” virtual commencement on June 13, 2020.
Your college is providing you with a free cap, gown and tassel upon request (it is optional). Visit dcccd.edu/grad2020 to complete your RSVP/request form. Please request your items by the May 30 deadline.
Note: items requested by May 22 are guaranteed to ship to your home by June 13.
You receive an email copy (receipt) of your request form for graduation regalia (cap, gown and tassel) from Google Forms. This receipt is emailed after you visit dcccd.edu/grad2020 and submit a Class of 2020 RSVP form.
When your order ships, you automatically receive an email from UPS My Choice (email@example.com). It lists JOSTENS COLLEGE as the sender and includes a tracking number, an estimated delivery time, and your delivery address. The delivery address is the one you provided when you submitted your Class of 2020 RSVP form (see previous question).
Note: If your tracking details say your order has been cancelled, please do not worry. There was a small group of Eastfield students that received a cancellation notice and this was a simple clerical error. Your order has not been cancelled and is on its way.
The flat part of the cap should be level and parallel to the ceiling and not tipped to the back or the side. The crown of the cap should sit approximately 1 inch above your eyebrows and about 1-1.5 inches above each ear. Bobby pins can be used to keep the cap in place. Before the ceremony, the tassel hangs off the right front side of the cap. When the degree/certificate is officially conferred, graduates will move their tassels to the left.
Share the celebration website to invite your friends and family: dcccd.edu/grad2020. The video will go live on the website June 13 through YouTube.
Yes, the entire ceremony will be recorded and available after the event. We’ll post a link when it is ready at dcccd.edu/grad2020.
Your name will be shown at your college graduation. It will be listed with the program you are graduating from, in alphabetical order. The names will not be read out loud during the virtual commencement.
A sign language interpreter will be part of our virtual commencement to ensure everyone can enjoy the ceremony today. YouTube Live also offers closed captioning for virtual commencement.
When and where will I receive my diploma? Can I have it sent to an alternate address?
Your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address your college has on file in eConnect. To update your mailing address, visit econnect.dcccd.edu. Click the “Credit Student Menu” and log into eConnect with your student ID and password. Finally, click the “Update My Address” link (located under My Personal Info). Please note, this will only update your mailing address and will not change your address of residence or tuition rate. If you need to update your residency, please contact the Admissions/Registrar's Office on your campus for further instructions.
Parchment, a 3rd party vendor, will also email each graduate a personalized code that can be used to obtain a digital copy of your di[loma/credential through their online platform. All physical credentials will be mailed within the same timeframe as the digital copies are made available.
Yes, you can download a digital program on June 13 at dcccd.edu/grad2020. Your college will mail you an official, printed program later this summer. They will also mail diplomas this summer, separately.
Yes, it is true! Your free swag box will be mailed to you later this summer. Please update your address in eConnect by June 3. We'll be using that address to mail your swag.
You can shop for official DCCCD and college merchandise at ShopDCCCD.com. Get your individual college gear while you still can!
Yes, you can share your photos, short videos (10-20 seconds) and memories at dcccd.edu/grad2020. Submissions received by noon on May 28 may featured on screen during your college’s virtual graduation ceremony! Submissions received after May 28 may still be used in our graduation recap video on the DCCCD website, as well as our various social media accounts. You can also use #dcccd.
While the colleges each have their own hashtags, you’ll see a lot of students using #DCCCD and #DCCCDGrad. We look forward to seeing your graduation stories!
Yes, absolutely. If you are an early college high school student who is receiving a certificate or degree from one of the colleges of DCCCD, you will be included in virtual commencement.
On May 29 students eligible for graduation received a text from DCCCD about graduation. You can reply to that text with questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This information is also available on the Contact Us page of the website.