Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You are no doubt anticipating this milestone of achievement in your life. The goal of our graduation ceremony is to honor your achievement by putting you at the center of the event.

Graduation Applications

In order to graduate, a graduation application must be filled out and returned to the Registrar’s office. It is suggested that students request a graduation audit at least two semesters prior to graduation. The applicant's coursework will be audited and a written notification of any remaining coursework will be mailed to the student. 

Summer 2014 Graduation

Congratulations to you, and thank you for trusting Clarkson College to prepare you to be the best. We wish you the success you have earned as you begin your path toward a rewarding career in health care. View and order graduation ceremony photos

Fall 2014 Graduation Ceremony

Date: Saturday, December 6 at 10 a.m.
Location: LaVista Conference Center, Embassy Suites Hotel (12520 Westport Parkway). Enter the LaVista Conference Center. Graduation will be held in the Windsor Ballroom.
Parking: Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the hotel.
Students: Arrive at 9 a.m. and be in cap and gown by 9:15 a.m. Do not leave personal belongings in the dressing rooms.

Student Rehearsal

Date: Thursday, December 4 at 10 a.m.
Location: Howard Hall, Clarkson College

You may pick up your cap and gown after a brief rehearsal. Cap and gown must be picked up after rehearsal or in the Student Services Suite after 10:30 a.m. Thursday – 3:00 p.m. Friday.

Cap & Gown Rental

Associate’s & Bachelor’s Degrees

Gown: $36.25

Master’s Degrees

Gown/Hood: $69.50
Hood: $33.25
Gown: $39

Master's degree students are hooded at the graduation ceremony. If you would like to purchase a hood, call Graduation Supplies at 402.991.5040.

Order Deadline

Friday, October 17. Orders will NOT be accepted after October 17 deadline. If you do not rent a cap/gown you will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

How to Place a Rental Order

Payment is due when your order is placed.

In Person: Order at the Bookstore during regular business hours.
By Phone: PH 402.552.2737 TF 800.647.5500. Be prepared to provide your height and chest size when placing an order via phone.
Rental Returns: All rental gowns and master’s hoods are to be returned at the LaVista Conference Center immediately following the graduation ceremony. The cap and tassel are yours to keep.

Graduation Announcements

Personalized announcements may be purchased through Graduation Supplies, Inc.

Graduation Pins

Baccalaureate Nursing graduates may purchase traditional nursing pins through the Clarkson College Bookstore.


Natalie Vrbka, Assistant to the Registrar
PH 402.552.2681  TF 800.647.5500