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2021 Commencement Exercises
Thursday, May 13 at 8 pm

A decision has not yet been made about a traditional in-person Commencement ceremony.  Once we know more about the format, the details about what will be offered for the 2021 ceremony will be determined and communicated to all graduates through Parkland College email, Facebook, and website. 


FOR: 2020 Fall, 2021 Spring and 2021 Summer Candidates for Graduation 

  • Petition to graduate for Fall 2020 graduates due by November 6th, 2020. 
  • Order your cap and gown by April 2nd, 2021 online at
  • Pick up of cap and gown between May 10-11th.


If you have any questions about your graduation status, please contact Sarah Hartman, U219 or Beth Chepan, U220 in the Admissions Office.

If you need additional information regarding Commencement, please contact the Office of Student Life in room U111 or at 217/351-2492.