photo of graduation cap and diploma

2020 Southwestern Oregon Community College Commencement

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony (Graduation) will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 in an online format. The College’s ‘virtual’ ceremony will be available for viewing on several different platforms. Join Southwestern through the LiveStream website feature by going to https://livestream.com/accounts/1075958 at the designated time. The video ceremony will also be available via Southwestern’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/swocc) or YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/soccvideo/).

Southwestern is especially proud to be celebrating the 2020 graduates who have persevered under very stressful and difficult times. This year the College is pleased to honor a total of 356 graduates, from 15 states and five countries. 

Degrees being awarded are:

172 Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer

115 Associate of Applied Science

131 Associate of General Studies

128 Associate of Science

78 Certificates of Completion (one year)

Southwestern also congratulates seven local high school students who acquired their associate degrees at the same time they were getting their high school diplomas.

Southwestern’s University Center congratulates 24 graduates receiving advanced degrees: 20 bachelor, three masters, and one doctorate. These degrees come from Southwestern’s partnership with Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, and Oregon State University. Three teacher licenses from the Southern Oregon University partnership will be awarded this year as well. For information on obtaining an advanced degree without having to leave the South Coast, contact the University Center at 541-888-1518 or visit https://www.socc.edu/why-swocc/pathways/university-center/.

Additional information can be found on the Graduation webpage located at https://www.socc.edu/graduation or contact the Admissions Office at 541-888-7636.