Graduation

Congratulations! This is a tremendous accomplishment and an important milestone—especially in light of the numerous challenges many of you have encountered and persevered through because of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Dorian, or the situation related to COVID-19—and we are truly honored to have the opportunity to not only celebrate but also recognize the Class of 2020!

Below is specific information about how you may pick up your diploma(s), as well as cap and gown, in addition to procedures and policies pertaining to the drive-through ceremony. Please review them carefully, and Student Services staff welcome the opportunity to answer any questions or assist you by calling (910) 938-6394.

Diplomas, Caps, and Gowns for Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Graduates

If you have applied for graduation and paid the $10.00 graduation fee, you may pick up your diploma, cap, and gown on the Student Center Patio (Click here for a Campus Map) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 21
  • Wednesday, July 22
  • Thursday, July 23

Graduates, in order to participate in the drive-through ceremony, are required to pick-up their graduation regalia and register to participate no later than July 29, 2020. Graduates will receive information about when, as well as where, the ceremony will take place upon registering for the event. Students who are Summer 2020 graduates will receive their diploma at a later date, since they have not yet completed their classes but are allowed to participate in the ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services by calling (910) 938-6394.

If you are unable to pick up your diploma, cap, and gown on the foregoing dates, you may contact Student Services at (910) 938-6394 in order to make an appointment and/or visit our website to book an appointment online. And, if you need to request your diploma to be mailed, please call 910-938-6394; however, caps and gowns cannot be mailed.

If you would like to review more detailed information for how to pick up your diploma, as well as cap and gown, please click here.

Please note: The College is adhering to social distancing guidelines and other government and health authority recommendations, to include, but not limited to, strongly encouraging all employees and visitors to wear masks. Moreover, when picking up your diploma, cap, and gown, maintaining appropriate social distance from others is required.

Drive-Through Graduation Information

When: 9 a.m. on August 1, 2020

All students must preregister if they wish to participate in the drive-through ceremony no later than July 29, 2020. Upon registering, you will receive your diploma, cap and gown, as well as more specific information regarding how the ceremony will take place in order to ensure your experience is safe and memorable. Summer 2020 graduates will receive their diplomas at a later date. If you would like to review the directions you will receive upon registering to participate in the ceremony, please click here.

Where: Coastal Carolina Community College

To ensure graduates, guests, and College employees are adhering to government and health authority recommendations, specific guidance will be provided upon registration for the event. Guidance will include, but is not limited to, instructions for how to access the campus and expectations for maintaining the dignity of the event.  All individuals are required to maintain appropriate social distance and strongly encouraged to wear a mask.  The event is also subject to change based upon further guidelines from government or health authorities. If you would like to review the directions you will receive upon registering to participate in the ceremony, please click here.


The deadline to submit applications for graduation for summer 2020 will be Friday, July 31st at 5:00pm

How To Apply for Graduation:

The student must file an application for graduation for each degree, diploma, or certificate requested and pay the required fee(s) for each degree, diploma, or certificate requested. Applications for degrees, diplomas, or certificates must be completed by the student and returned when the student registers for the last semester of enrollment.

  1. Pick-up a graduation application at the Registrar’s Office (located in the Student Center).
  2. Complete the application and take it to the Business Office (located in the James Leroy Henderson, Jr. Administration Building) to pay the required application fee.
  3. After payment is completed, return the graduation application to the Registrar’s Office for approval.

Applications for degrees, diplomas, or certificates must be completed by the student prior to the last semester of enrollment. The graduation ceremony takes place at the end of the spring semester (see the academic calendar in the current catalog for the graduation date). Students (including summer students) who plan to attend the graduation ceremony in May must turn in their applications by the last working day in January.