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Important Information for Graduates
Delaware County Community College is thrilled to announce our Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony and Graduate Walk. Our Graduate Walk will be an opportunity for our graduates to "walk to graduate" and receive their diploma cover in a safe, socially distant manner with a small number of guests. The Virtual Commencement will debut at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 17 and the Graduate Walk will be by appointment only on Tuesday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, May 19, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at our Marple Campus.

The ceremony recording will become available immediately following the debut. The detailed instructions on how to access the Virtual Ceremony and how to create your appointment to attend the Grad Walk will be posted at a later date. All pertinent information concerning commencement will be posted to this page and will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Spring 2021 Virtual Ceremony and Grad Walk will only be open for participation from students that are completing their degree during Spring 2021 term. Any student completing degrees in the Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 terms will be eligible to participate in Winter 2021 graduation proceedings.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must apply to graduate in order to process the completion of their degree and receive their diploma. Questions regarding the application, transcripts, and/or diplomas should be directed to Applying to graduate does not guarantee your participation in the Grad Walk. To participate in the Graduate Walk, please follow the upcoming instructions regarding appointment times. Any questions regarding the Virtual Ceremony and Grad Walk should be directed to

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., please log into delaGATE, and click on the Degree Works icon at the top of the page. 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.

Applying to graduate
To apply, please visit and complete the online form. If you have any questions about the application, please email The deadline to apply for May graduation is March 15.

Caps and Gowns
If you would like to order a cap and gown, you may order one at by Monday, April 19.

The College’s official attire consists of a cap, gown, hood, black tassel. If you are graduating with Honors, and are a member of PTK, the PTK Gold Honors stole can also be worn. If you are graduating with Honors and are a member of the National Technical Honor Society, the NTHS White Honors stole can be worn. If you are a Veteran, you may wear the Red, White and Blue cord disseminated by our Veterans Services staff. 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 Campus Store at 610-359-5309 or

The official Phi Theta Kappa commencement attire is the gold honors stole. PTK students may purchase the stoles by going to the PTK website at

National Technical Honor 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 If you have any questions pertaining to the NTHS honors stole, please contact Eileen Colucci or Elaine Karr Remington.

** 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). Students 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. Contact Dr. Darren Lipscomb to obtain a student veteran cord or if you have any questions.

Diploma Pick-Up
The binder typically received on at the Commencement Ceremony does not contain your diploma. Diplomas will be mailed directly to graduates by the printer.  If you have any questions, please email records@dccc.eduor phone 610-325-2838.

Diploma Frames
Frames to fit your diploma may be purchased in the Campus Store. Order your diploma frame.

View the Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony >

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