Graduation Agreement

Dear Potential Graduate,

Read this document in its entirety as it provides important information regarding your potential graduation from Pearl River Community College.

Graduation Status

By submitting a graduation application you are requesting that we review your progress and determine if you are on track to graduate in the semester in which you indicated.  Once your application has been reviewed and processed, you will receive an email indicating your status.  Taking the appropriate classes, following through with your course work, maintaining an acceptable GPA, meeting deadlines, and checking your email for graduation status updates are your responsibilities.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns regarding your graduation status, you may email for assistance.  An email is the most effective way to reach the graduation office.  Emails are retained and added to your graduation file, when necessary.


You MUST check your student email on a regular basis.  Important graduation information is sent routinely through email.  If you have a problem with your student email, it is your responsibility to contact the Help Desk to have the problem corrected.  We are not responsible for a delay in your graduation due to your failure to stay informed.

Graduation Ceremony

Participation in the graduation ceremony is optional. 
If you plan to participate in the May graduation ceremony, you must order a cap and gown.  The cap and gown must be from the vendor the college has selected.  Caps and gowns from other vendors cannot be worn in the graduation ceremony due to the various styles and colors provided by each company.  It is your responsibility to purchase your cap and gown in advance and to arrive with it at the graduation ceremony.  If you arrive to the ceremony without a cap and gown, you will not be able to participate in the ceremony.  Cap and gown ordering instructions can be found here.

To participate in the May graduation ceremony you must have finished all course work for your diploma by the end of the Spring semester.  Those who must take additional classes after the May graduation ceremony can elect to participate in the following year’s May graduation ceremony.

Important information regarding the time of the graduation ceremony, dress code, special instructions and more will be sent to your student email approximately two months prior to the ceremony.  It is your responsibility to check your email regularly for this information. 


Please email to have your questions or concerns addressed.

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.