Graduation Information 2015      

Graduation Information 2015

Commencement is a thrilling time of year for faculty, staff, students, and their families to confirm academic success. Students who are graduating this academic year -those who will complete all coursework and requirements in December 2014 (fall 2014), May 2015 (spring 2015), or August 2015 (summer 2015)- have the opportunity to participate in the 2015 commencement ceremony. Below is a list of graduation activities. For a full list of the graduation details that were mailed to all graduates, please go here.










Grad Finale 2015
Wednesday, March 18th starting at 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

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Graduation Awards Dinner
Friday, May 8th

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Commencement 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Cap and Gown ordering can be completed via the Jostens link below for all degree candidates who have completed their application for graduation.






Students who were unable to pick up their graduation tickets at Grad Finale may do so on the following days in room 610: March 28th and April 4 from 9 am – 3 pm. Students must sign and pick up their own tickets.


For questions about Grad Finale or Graduation Banquet and Awards Ceremony, please contact the Quentin P. Smith Student Lounge or email

For questions about the Commencement Exercises or Baccalaureate Mass, please contact Dr. Joi Patterson at

For questions about academic requirements for graduation or the graduation application, please contact the Office of Academic Advising at or 219-473-4220




Preparing for graduation is a very exciting time for students and one of the most important steps in preparing for graduation is completing your application for graduation.

Please keep in mind that the graduation process is not automatic and before you can be listed as a degree candidate, you must complete your application for graduation (which includes the graduation checklist). This should be completed by the deadline stipulated in the Schedule of Classes which is always at the beginning of the last semester of your current program.

Below are the directions for completing your graduation checklist and applying for graduation:

  • Log into your MyCCSJ account at (select Students at the top, and then the MyCCSJ Online Services icon)

  • Under Student Records go to Graduation Checklist

  • You will then see steps including Review Personal Information, Review Student Record Information, Review Student Billing Account, and Apply for Degree

    • You must review all steps before you can proceed with applying for your degree. You will also be required to submit payment of your graduation fee, therefore, if you are unsure if you are ready to complete your graduation application or if you have taken a break in your program and would like to find out what you should do to stay on track for graduation, please contact the Office of Academic Advising.

  • Once your application for graduation has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email to your CCSJ email account within 7 days informing you that you have been added to the graduation list as a degree candidate. Your application for graduation status will also show as Accepted. Please remember that being a degree candidate indicates that you have approached the final phase of your degree requirements. You must still pass all required courses in order to remain on that graduation candidate list. If you are not eligible to be listed as a degree candidate, you will receive an email with those details as well.

Additionally, a graduation packet with details about the May commencement ceremony and other graduation events will be provided in January.


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