April 3 Potential Graduate Communication
Every year, we look forward to celebrating graduation as we take pride in seeing our
students achieve their dreams and accomplish their educational goals. Without a doubt,
cancelling this year’s ceremonies was one of the most difficult decisions the college
has ever had to make.
On behalf of the entire college, our faculty and staff, I want you to know we understand the disappointment you feel in not being able to celebrate your accomplishment in the way you had planned.
I want to assure you that upon successful completion of your spring and/or summer courses needed to fulfill your degree requirements, you will be issued your diploma and your transcript will reflect the conferring of your earned academic award. You will be a graduate and nothing can take that away from you.
Also, we will still be celebrating with you both in spirit AND with an alternative celebration. As our commencement planning team begins to work on alternative graduation plans, we want to hear from you. What would be a meaningful graduation celebration for you and your families?
Here are some ideas to consider:
- Participation in the 2021 ceremony? (you still receive your diploma this year, but participate next year)
- A smaller on-campus ceremony by program or department later this summer when our campuses re-open?
- A virtual ceremony on the same date as the planned May ceremony?
- Would you like your picture shown during a virtual ceremony? (one that you would submit)
We want to include you in this planning and create an opportunity to celebrate in
a unique and meaningful way. Please respond with your thoughts.
While you are thinking about graduation, I encourage you to reach out to your faculty and stay on track to complete your courses. In addition, check in with your advisor. They are available to assist you and help you plan for next steps including careers and transfer.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on graduation and I wish you well as you continue your coursework this spring.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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