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FAQS about Commencement

Who is eligible to participate in the ceremony?

Students who graduated in Fall 2017, will be graduating in Spring 2018 or be within 9 credit hours of completing in Summer 2018.

Where can I apply for graduation?

You must submit a graduation application to the Admissions Office (A169.)

When is the 2018 Commencement Ceremony?

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

What time is the commencement ceremony and how long does it last?

The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 2-3 hours.

Where is the ceremony held?

Fair Park Coliseum
1438 Coliseum Dr
Dallas, TX 75210

Will there be a rehearsal?

No, graduates will receive all the necessary information during the check-in process at the ceremony.

Where can I purchase my cap and gown?

The cap and gown will be sold at the El Centro College bookstore.

Do my guests need tickets to attend the ceremony?


What if I have not submitted my paperwork by the deadline?

You will not be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.