Attending the Commencement Ceremony

Important Commencement is the formal celebration of the degree or certificate you are to receive. Since SPC holds the commencement ceremony prior to degrees being verified, students are considered a candidate for graduation. Participation in the ceremony does not imply or suggest you have met all graduation requirements.
Students who are candidates for summer are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please review your personalized advising report in MySPC, by clicking on ‘View My Advisement Report' to determine if you will graduate at the end of summer term. If you are registered for the Fall term, keep in mind your Advisement Report will include the hours in your totals.
If you have any questions about graduation requirements, contact an advisor who can perform a graduation check with you to determine if you are eligible to graduate.
All communication regarding graduation and commencement will be sent to your MySPC email account, therefore; be sure to check it frequently for updates.

Summer 2018 Commencement Information

To participate in the ceremony you must register for the event

You should also complete the registration form to indicate:

  • If you want your name published in the program.
  • If the name you want on your diploma is other than the name we have on file.
  • If the address where you want your diploma mailed is different than the address we have on file.

You may also register from your MySPC account:

  1. Log in to MySPC 
  2. Choose My Learning Plan, from the top navigation
  3. Choose Commencement Registration

Acknowledgement of your request will be emailed to your MySPC student email account. If you registered to participate in Commencement, you may expect to receive several emails over the term with details about the ceremony.

If you have any questions you many send an email to

Summer 2018 Commencement Deadline

The deadline to have your name in the commencement program is Thursday, June 14, 2018. If you miss the deadline, you can still participate in the ceremony but will NOT see your name in the program.

The commencement program is printed prior to the recording of grades for the term. For commencement program purposes only, it is necessary to identify honors designations for graduation candidates based on their all-college cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the term.

You will not receive a diploma at the commencement ceremony. Degrees are awarded after all graduation requirements are certified. 

Admissions and Records after final grades are verified. Your degree becomes official when it is annotated on your transcript and not by your participation in commencement exercises.