Parkland College faculty, staff, and students look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates each spring. To learn more about how to petition to graduate, dates and times for the spring graduation ceremony, and how to order a cap and gown please visit the commencement website.
Parkland College graduates students at the end of each semester (Summer, Fall, Spring). To graduate a student must fill out a Petition to Graduate. Deadlines for Petition to Graduate for each semester are posted in Parkland’s yearly catalog.
Once the Petition is received by Admissions the progress towards your degree or certificate will be evaluated and you will be notified.
There is only one Commencement Ceremony each year held in May. Graduates from the previous Fall Semester and potential graduates from the Spring and Summer Semesters, who graduate with an Associates or a Certificate of 30 hours or more are eligible to participate.
Parkland prepares students well for transfer to another college or university. Visit the Transfer page to learn more.
The Parkland Alumni Association is a division of the Parkland College Foundation. Anyone who has taken a course at Parkland is considered an alum. There is no cost to join. See the Foundation Alumni Association page for more information.
The Parkland College Foundation is the fundraising arm of Parkland College. The Foundation raises money to support both students and the College. Each year over 500 scholarships, valued at over $500,000 are awarded to students to help with the cost of tuition, fees and books. The Foundation also provides funding to enhance the needs of various programs and departments across campus. Visit the Parkland Foundation webpage for additional information.
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