About Southwestern Graduation
* Attendance for guests will be by tickets only. Participating graduates will pick up their tickets at rehearsal. *
The Graduation Survey must be completed for the Graduation Application to be processed.
Graduation Survey (NOTE: After completion of the survey, you will need to email the Transcript Evaluator with your name and student ID to verify that it has been completed. Copy and paste firstname.lastname@example.org into your preferred email client.)
Southwestern is a tobacco-free campus. Provisions for shelter at designated smoking areas are provided on the "Designated Tobacco Use Locations" map.
Students earning an Associates degree or a Certificate of Completion from Southwestern Oregon Community College must submit an application for graduation. The application for degree or certificate is available in the lobby of Dellwood Hall or online at www.socc.edu. Official transcripts from accredited colleges and universities previously attended that apply toward a Southwestern degree or certificate must be on file with the Transcript Evaluator. All course work from other colleges will be included in the cumulative GPA regardless of applicability to current course work. The cumulative GPA, including transfer work, is used to determine eligibility for graduation honors. Final approval of the Application for a Degree or Certificate is given only after grades have been posted for the last term’s work. Degrees or certificates are mailed to the students following this process and may take two to three months to receive.
Advisors are available to assist students in selecting course work that applies to the degree or certificate, but students have final responsibility for satisfying graduation requirements.
The graduation ceremony is held annually in June. The process above must be completed to be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.
A valedictorian will be chosen for the Commencement ceremony. To be considered, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Meet the requirements for graduation with an Associates Degree
- Participate in Commencement
- Have the highest GPA for the students graduating with an Associates Degree