What’s the difference between Graduation and Commencement?
Graduation refers to the actual awarding of a degree once a student has successfully completed all graduation requirements.
Commencement is a ceremony. It is an opportunity for students, families, friends, and the BBCC community to celebrate their academic accomplishments.
**Note: You must apply for graduation to receive your degree, even if you do not wish to participate in the commencement ceremony.**
Click one of the options below for more information on each step.
Keys to a Smooth Graduation Process
Applying for graduation
Friday, June 16 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.
(Students should arrive by 5 p.m.)
715 W 4th Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837
Graduates: Detailed information about the commencement ceremony, including how to get your cap and gown, invitations, and other important details will be sent to all approved graduation applicants during the first week of May. Please check your Message Center regularly.
Commencement Photos: GradImages is the official ceremony photographer. Receive a coupon for 20% off your photo order when you pre-register before commencement at https://www.gradimages.com/registration/
Photos taken by the BBCC Public Affairs office will be made available on the college’s social media accounts.
Family and Friends: We invite you all to join us in this celebration. Please check back later for detailed information about the event.
|Fall 2022||June 2023|
|Winter 2023||June 2023|
|Spring 2023||June 2023|
|Summer 2023 (apply by April deadline)||June 2023|
|Summer 2023 (after April deadline)||June 2024|
|Fall 2023||June 2024|
|Winter 2024||June 2024|
*Planning to complete in Summer? Apply for graduation by the Spring quarter deadline to be included in this year’s commencement ceremony. Students completing in Fall or Winter quarter will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony the following June.
What about honors?
Honors recognition at the commencement ceremony is finalized two weeks prior to the event.
GPA 3.33 to 3.74 = Honors
GPA 3.75 to 4.00 = Highest Honors