2016 Commencement Ceremony

Graduation Day will be Thursday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. this year at The Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University. Check back here for more details as graduation day approaches. If you want to receive an email when this page is updated, sign up using the button below.

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Message From the Provost

Dear Prospective Graduates, Class of 2016:

I want to be the first to extend my personal congratulations to you and your families on your approaching graduation from Delaware County Community College. This year's Commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 19. Please take a moment to review the important information below. The College’s website will continue to be your primary source of Commencement information; this page will be updated regularly so your families and friends will also have the most current information available.

I look forward to seeing you at Commencement!

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Eric Wellington
Acting Provost
Delaware County Community College

Applying to Graduate

Please go to the Enrollment Central in Founders Hall to apply to graduate. The deadline to apply is March 15. There is a $25 fee. 

Caps & Gowns

There will be information on your delaGATE account explaining how to order your cap and gown or you may go to You must order your cap and gown between now and March 28. If you have already applied for graduation your cap and gown is free. If you need further assistance regarding your attire, you may contact the bookstore at 610-359-5309. For all other inquiries please go to

Announcements and Tickets

Each graduate will receive four tickets and four announcements along with their cap and gown. Extra tickets are not available. The tickets are for your invited guests and must be presented at the door for admission to the ceremony at Villanova. All guests need a ticket, including children and infants. The Announcements are not tickets and cannot be used for admission. Graduates themselves do not need a ticket.

Photography Cards 

Cards will also be available in the bookstore when you pick up your cap and gown. All cards must be filled out at this time. The College photographer, Grad Images, requests that all graduates complete a card regardless of whether or not they wish to purchase photographs. If you would like to pre-register, please click on the link below:

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Special Needs

Students with any special needs should contact Ann Binder at 610-325-2748 or for accommodations.


Just a reminder that all graduates and attendees are asked to please respect each other and Villanova University, which has so graciously agreed to host Delaware County Community College’s 2016 Commencement. This ceremony is first and foremost about our graduates. Please refrain from shouting, loud talking and rude behavior. Both graduates and attendees should remain seated during the reading of the graduates' names. Photography is permitted from your seats only, but please be mindful of not blocking the view of others who are nearby. After the ceremony, graduates will have the opportunity to purchase photos taken by a professional photographer contracted by the College. Thank you all family and friends for celebrating this very special occasion with our graduates and our College family.

Commencement Fair

The College will be holding a Commencement Fair on Wednesday, February 17, from 5-7 p.m. and on Thursday, February 18, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Marple Campus in the Student Lounge area outside the Cafeteria in Founders Hall. Graduates will be able to meet with representatives from all aspects of the process leading to Commencement. The following information/representatives will be available.

  • Advising and Transfer Information
  • Cap and Gown Ordering
  • Volunteer Opportunities with Campus Life at Commencement
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Student Employment Opportunities
  • "Selfie" Station
  • Prize drawing for students who fill out applications for graduation
  • Class of 2016 Scholarship