WCC Spring 2019 Graduation

In order to participate in graduation, a student must have completed and submitted a graduation application. If you have not done so, you must do complete an application ASAP.  

Download the Application for Graduation (PDF)

The graduation ceremony and reception are held at the Wytheville Meeting Center adjacent to the WCC campus. Times are listed below. There will not be a graduation rehearsal, it is imperative that graduates be on time for pictures and lineup to receive information regarding the ceremony and your name card. 

Health and Occupational Programs

Saturday – May 11, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Reception for Graduates and Guests  

12:00 p.m.       Student Group Pictures by County – Gym

1:00 p.m.       Graduate Lineup – Gym

2:00 p.m.       Graduation Ceremony – Ballroom 

Transfer, Business, and Social Science Programs

Saturday – May 11, 2019

4:30 p.m.       Student Group Pictures by County – Gym

5:30 p.m.       Graduate Lineup – Gym

6:30 p.m.       Graduation Ceremony – Ballroom

Reception for Graduates and Guests immediately following ceremony


If you are not sure which ceremony to attend, please click here to view a list of certificates, diplomas, and degrees for each division.

Graduation Information Sessions

For students graduating in Spring or Summer to learn more about the graduation ceremony and the graduation process.

Wednesday, April 3 at the Wytheville Campus, Smyth Hall room 122, 2 pm or 5:30 pm

Thursday, April 4 at the Crossroads Institute in Galax in the Café, 2:30 pm or 5:30 pm


2019 Graduate Survey

As a student about to graduate from Wytheville Community College, you are in a position to provide valuable insights about how well the college functions.  Through experience, you know areas in which WCC excels and those that may need strengthening.  By taking a few minutes to complete the 2019 Graduation Survey you can be of great help to the college and, more importantly, to the students who follow you at WCC.

The survey can be accessed by the following link or by pasting the URL (address) into your web browser: https://www.cvent.com/d/m6q27r/3B


As a candidate for graduation you will also be receiving an email requesting you to complete this survey.  Keep in mind that you only need to complete the survey once.  Whether you decide to complete the survey now, or later when you receive email notification, thanks in advance for your participation in this important survey.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Admissions Office at 276-223-4701.  If you cannot access the online survey, please call this number to confirm your attendance plans for the ceremony.


All WCC graduates are required to wear the appropriate regalia (black cap, tassel, gown, and WCC stole) to participate in the ceremony.  (Members of PTK Honor Society may opt to wear the PTK stole in lieu of the WCC stole and will not be required to purchase the WCC stole.)

Graduation regalia, souvenir items, and announcements will be available for purchase in the WCC Bookstore beginning March 1.

2019 Prices of Graduation Items

  • Cap, Gown, & Tassel set -  $26.00
  • Required WCC Stole - $21.00
  • Announcements (pack of 10) - $15.00

           ***All prices are subject to change***

If you have any questions, please call the bookstore at 276-223-9841.

Honors Information

  • Honors will be based on the cumulative Fall 2018 grade point average. Graduates receiving an honor will be given an honor cord at the time of lineup on the day of the graduation ceremony.  Listed below are the GPA requirements for honors:
  • CUM LAUDE – 3.2 to 3.49 GPA – White Honor Cord
  • MAGNA CUM LAUDE – 3.5 to 3.79 GPA – Burgundy Honor Cord
  • SUMMA CUM LAUDE – 3.8 to 4.0 GPA – Gold Honor Cord


  • Graduates will be required to check-in for the lineup in the gym by the designated time and are to remain in the gym until the processional begins.
  • Graduates who arrive late may not be seated with their program of study but added to the back of the line.
  • Graduates will march from the gym to the ballroom prior to the ceremony and march back to the gym after the ceremony. Graduates will be released from the gym area once the hallway has been cleared of the graduates and platform party.

Outcomes Assessment Requirements

Students may be required to complete testing, surveys, questionnaires or other assessment activities designed to measure general education achievement and/or achievement in selected major areas prior to graduation, for the purpose of evaluation of academic programs.  No minimum score or level of achievement is required for graduation.  Assessment results will remain confidential and will be used for the sole purpose of improvement of the college.

Diploma/Transcript Information

Diplomas will be mailed within 60 days following graduation. They will be mailed to the address that is listed in the Student Information System.

Health Profession program transcripts will be available approximately 7-10 days following graduation. All other programs should be available in 2-3 weeks. Please note that all graduation information is manually entered, so please wait until after the specified timeframe to inquire about transcript information.  You may request an official transcript online, or by filling out a request form in the Admissions Office.  It is highly encouraged that you request transcripts using our Student Information System if you are graduating from a general (non-Health Profession) program: https://www.wcc.vccs.edu/transcript-request

  • Health program students who need transcripts sent to the State Board should complete the paper request form so we can prioritize the processing of your transcript request. Submitting requests online may delay the processing of your transcript.

If you should need to order a replacement diploma, please call the Admissions Office, or come by and fill out a request form. There is a $10 fee per diploma for this service.



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