Congratulations, Graduates!

We will honor your achievement during WCC’s commencement ceremony.
Friday June 20, 6:30 pm in the Pavilion Gym. 

Students who graduated in Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, and those who plan to graduate in Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 are eligible to participate.

Contact Information

Students are encouraged to update their contact information with Registration, especially if it has recently changed.


Click here to RSVP.  The deadline to RSVP is May 9th.  By clicking on the RSVP link to the left and logging in, and then clicking once on the red text, you are confirming your attendance to the commencement ceremony.  After you have confirmed your RSVP, you will be redirected to the commencement web page.   If you aren't graduating but would like to attend commencement, you do NOT need to RSVP.  You simply need a ticket, which you can obtain from anyone who is graduating.

Cap & Gown
Click here to order your cap & gown
.  The cap, gown & tassel cost $29.  Cap & gown as well as ticket pickup day is June 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Syre Student Center.  If you fail to order a cap & gown by the deadline, there will be caps & gowns available for sale both on the pick up day as well as the day of commencement for $50.  Your 4 tickets will  be inside of your cap & gown package.  If you did not order a cap & gown, your 4 tickets will be in a sealed envelope which will have your name on it.  Picture ID is required for picking up your tickets as well as your cap & gown.

Guests, Announcements and Accomodations
Guests are required to have tickets (including children) to enter the Pavilion building where the ceremony will be held on June 20th.  The majority of guests will be seated in the bleachers inside of the gym, which is located inside the Pavilion building.  Guests without tickets will be directed to a live video feed in Heiner Theater.  Last year we received many positive comments from guests who watched the live video feed in Heiner Theater.  Guests with children and those who want more comfortable seating and easy access to restrooms will appreciate Heiner Theater.

Service Cords
Community Service Cord information can be found here:

Honor Cords
Honor cords are given to all degree graduates who have earned a cumulative college-level GPA of 3.5 or better in at least 45 WCC credits (or a combination of all WCC and transferred-in credits) by the end of winter quarter.  The honor cord is paid for by the ASWCCC.

Honor Stoles
Students who are graduating from Whatcom Community College's Honors Program have the option of wearing an honor stole.  The honor stole must be purchased at the time of cap & gown pick up. 

Phi Theta Kappa Members
Phi Theta Kappa members should purchase honor stoles and tassels directly from the Phi Theta Kappa International office.  For more information, visit the PTK web site at

A professional photographer from Lifetouch National Schools will be taking personalized photos at the Pavilion as you line-up to receive your diploma.  Your photo will be taken as you cross the stage.  Lifetouch, our official commencement photographer, will have portraits available online at approximately ten days after the ceremony.  Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.  If you have any further questions please visit or call (800) 505-9496.

Disability Accommodations
If you or someone in your family needs disability accommodations, please call Kerri Holferty by Monday, June 16th.  Email: | Phone: (360) 383-3043 | Videophone: (360) 255-7182.

Click on the following link for a map of Whatcom Community College.

Driving Directions
From I-5 South, take exit 256 (Meridian).  Keep right.  Turn right on to Guide Meridian (539).  Turn left on W. Kellogg Road.  Whatcom Community College is just after the roundabout. 

From I-5 North, take exit 258 (Bakerview).  Take a left onto Airport Dr which turns into W. Bakerview Rd.  Take a left onto either Eliza Ave, or Cordata Pkwy.  Whatcom Community College will be on your right if you take Eliza, or on your left if you take Cordata.

Parking is free

If you still have questions please call (360) 383-3029 or email

Whatcom Community College

237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 383-3000

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