COVID-19 College Update | March 31, 2020


In accordance with Governor Wolf’s directive, the College’s physical campuses and centers will remain closed through April 30. However, all courses, student support services and College operations are occurring remotely. The College continues to serve students and the communities of Delaware and Chester Counties. Please visit dccc.edu/coronavirus for more information.
Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Commencement

Commencement

The College is exploring various options for graduation and we will keep students informed when a decision is made.


Am I Eligible to Graduate

If you are unsure if you are eligible to graduate due to not enough credits, failure to pass a class, etc., go to Degree Works and enter your delaGATE login information. This will show if you have completed everything necessary to earn your degree or what is still needed to qualify. If you are still having trouble determining if you are eligible, please contact your advisor who is listed on the same page. All financial obligations must be satisfied. For financial questions regarding your account, please contact the Student Accounts office at studentaccounts@dccc.edu.


Applying to Graduate

The deadline to apply is March 31 (date extended). The application is available at dccc.edu/graduation-application (login required) and can be emailed to records@dccc.edu.


Caps and Gowns

The College’s official attire consists of a cap, gown, hood, and a blue and gold tassel. Please see information below for more details regarding commencement garb. There will be information on your delaGATE account explaining how to order your cap and gown or you may go to www.herffjones.com/college/dccc to place your order. The deadline has passed. You may pick up your attire in the Bookstore beginning Thursday, April 23. The last day for pickup is Tuesday, May 12. If you have already applied for Graduation, your cap and gown are free. If you need further assistance regarding your attire, you may contact the Campus Store at 610-359-5309 or 1177asm@follett.com


Announcements and Tickets

Each graduate will receive three tickets and three announcements along with their cap and gown. The tickets are for your invited guests and must be presented at the door for admission to the ceremony at West Chester University. All guests need a ticket. The Announcements are not tickets and cannot be used for admission. Graduates themselves do not need a ticket. 

We ask that if you are not planning on using all of your allotted tickets, please make them available to other graduates by turning them back into the Campus Store. Alternatively, students may also work directly with their peers who are looking for additional tickets.


Photography Cards

Cards will 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:

www.gradimages.com/registration/Register?ClientID=101920&OccasionRef=143019


Disability Services

Students or guests with disabilities needing accommodations should contact Ann Binder at 610-325-2748 or abinder@dccc.edu.


Ettiquette

Just a reminder that all graduates and attendees are asked to please respect one another and West Chester University, which has so graciously agreed to host Delaware County Community College’s Commencement. This ceremony is first and foremost about our graduates. Please refrain from shouting, loud talking, and rude behavior. Balloons and large banners are prohibited inside the venue. 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, family and friends for celebrating this very special occasion with our graduates and our College family.


Commencement Garb

Phi Theta Kappa
The official Phi Theta Kappa commencement attire is the gold honors stole. PTK students may purchase the stoles on the PTK website only, https://www.ptk.org/Store/Graduation/GraduationDetail.aspx?productId=55173488. They are $26. Please be aware that the stole must be purchased prior to the night of graduation. They will not be available at the ceremony site. If you have any questions pertaining to the gold honors stole, please contact PTK at ptk@mail.dccc.edu.

National Technical Honors Society
The official National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) commencement attire is the white honors stole. NTHS students may purchase the stoles directly through the NTHS website at https://nths.org/product/honor-stoles/. Please be aware that the stole must be purchased prior to the night of graduation. They will not be available at the ceremony site. If you have any questions pertaining to the NTHS honors stole, please contact Elaine Karr Remington at ekarrremington@dccc.edu or Eileen Colucci at ecolucci@dccc.edu.

** In the event that a student is a member of both Phi Theta Kappa and the National Technical Honors Society, students may only wear one stole and one cord (one to signify each organization).  Student should wear the stole of their primary organization affiliation and an honors cord to signify the secondary affiliation (Purple/White cord for NTHS and Blue/Gold cord for PTK).

Student Veterans
In recognition of our students that have served or are currently serving in our armed forces, Student Veteran official commencement attire is the red/white/blue honors cord.  To obtain a Student Veteran cord and/or with questions, please contact Dr. Darren Lipscomb at dlipscomb@dccc.edu. Please be aware that the cord must be obtained prior to the night of graduation. They will not be available at the ceremony site.


If you have questions that were not answered above, please email commencement@dccc.edu.