Applying for Graduation
Credit Students: To be considered for graduation, a student must fill out the Oregon Coast Community College graduation application located in their My.OregonCoast account. This must be completed and a student must work with their academic advisor to submit an academic planner to the OCCC registrar that lists all courses required to complete a student’s degree or certificate. This must be done at least one term in advance of degree or certificate completion. A student who participates in the ceremony will receive an empty diploma cover at the ceremony. A student is expected to monitor their OCCC email account for information about graduation/commencement including how to order their diploma.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GED Students: Persons who have completed their GED and used OCCC’s testing center or been a student in GED preparation classes at OCCC are eligible to participate in OCCC’s commencement ceremony. Please contact Basic Skills for more information.
ESL Students: ESL students may participate in OCCC’s commencement ceremony. Please contact Basic Skills for more information.
OCCC's graduation ceremony is held on the last Friday of Spring term. Information on time and location, as well as cap and gown ordering details, can be found on our website at https://oregoncoast.edu/graduation-commencement/. Graduates are asked to arrive an hour before the ceremony to check-in, prepare, and rehearse.
Delivery of Diplomas/Certificates
Your diploma/certificate will be mailed to the address provided on your petition to graduate within 6-8 weeks after the end of the term they are printed. OCCC has two printings during the year: at end of Spring term, and at end of Fall term. Winter and Spring graduate diplomas are mailed after the end of Spring term printing. Summer and fall graduate diplomas are mailed after the end of Fall term printing.