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Graduation

Congratulations on your academic achievement! You have come to the right place as you look at the necessary steps to complete and celebrate your degree or certification from Clover Park Technical College! Make sure you read all this information thoroughly and follow each of the steps noted below.

Steps to Complete and Celebrate

Step 1: Verify Your Transcript

In order to receive your certificate or degree you must complete a Degree/Certificate Application. This step is crucial as it communicates with our credentials evaluator that CPTC needs to go through your transcripts and verify that we can award you your degree or certificate.

Students can complete this degree/certificate application the 4th week of the quarter you will complete your program or certificate. Completing your Graduation Award Application does not register you for the annual Commencement Ceremony, please proceed to Step 2 to officially RSVP for the ceremony.

Step 2: RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 19 at Pacific Lutheran University, Olson Auditorium at 6:30pm.

RSVP for the Graduation Ceremony by June 5, 2018 to ensure that your name is included in the official graduation program. If you have already submitted the RSVP Postcard you do not need to register online. Students that miss the June 5 deadline can still register and participate in the ceremony, though your name may be excluded from the printed program as it has already gone to print. 

Step 3: Learn More About the Commencement Ceremony

Annually, Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) hosts an annual Commencement Ceremony to honor any eligible student completing a degree, certificate, high school diploma, or High School Equivalency Diploma granted by CPTC during the fall, winter, spring and summer quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year.

On a case-by-case basis students who will be completing their degree during the upcoming fall quarter may be eligible to walk in upcoming ceremony. Please contact Cal Erwin at cal.erwin@cptc.edu to find out more.

Commencement Ceremony Details

This year’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Olson Auditorium at the campus of Pacific Lutheran University on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The auditorium is located at 124th St S, Parkland, WA 98444.

Pacific Lutheran University Details

  • No charge for parking
  • Doors open at 5:30 pm
  • Parking & Directions

Arrival Times

Graduates should arrive to Pacific Lutheran University no later than 6:00 pm on June 19. The Olson Auditorium doors will open at 5:30 pm.

Disability Accommodations

If you or your family members need any ADA accommodations to fully attend and/or participate in the commencement ceremony please contact Brenda McKinney, Disabilities Services Manager at Brenda.McKinney@cptc.edu or 253-589-5767. To ensure accommodations will be in place prior to your arrival, please contact us by Wednesday, June 12. We will do everything in our power to accommodate any requests that are submitted after the priority deadline.

Cap and Gown

A cap and gown is required in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be available at the College Bookstore for $29.21. Please visit the bookstore website for store hours or contact Kariena Mellor, Store Manager at 253-589-5614 for more information or to ask a specific question.

The Office of Student Involvement loans out a limited number of gowns, free of charge, to graduates through a program called “Wear It Forward”. There are approximately 100 gowns in a variety of sizes available on a first come, first served basis. Online applications to request a gown will be available on May 1. Only gowns are provided and you must provide your own cap and tassel, which can be purchased in the bookstore for around $12. 

For questions, contact Alison Pau at alison.pau@cptc.edu or 253-589-5762.

Register to Attend

RSVP for the Graduation Ceremony by June 5, 2018 to ensure that your name is included in the official graduation program. If you have already submitted the RSVP Postcard you do not need to register online. Students that miss the June 5 deadline can still register and participate in the ceremony, though your name may be excluded from the printed program as it has already gone to print.

Event Photos

GradImages will be taking professional photos throughout the duration of the Commencement Ceremony which will be available for purchase shortly after the event. Graduates are encouraged to register online with GradImages to ensure that they can deliver your graduation proofs can be sent to you in a timely manner.

Commencement Ceremony FAQs

Program or Certificate Completion FAQs

Resources
Apply to Receive Certificate or Degree

Commencement Location
Pacific Lutheran University, Olson Auditorium
12180 Park Ave S, Parkland, WA 98444
Tuesday, June 19
6:30 pm

Commencement Details
Ceremony RSVP
PLU Campus Map
Driving Directions
Ordering Photos

Contact

Graduation Awards Applications
Credentials Evaluator
evaluator@cptc.edu
253-589-6003

Graduation Coordinator
Cal Erwin-Svoboda
cal.erwin@cptc.edu
253-589-5780

Wear it Forward
Alison Pau
alison.pau@cptc.edu
253-589-5762

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