Graduation

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You are no doubt anticipating this milestone of achievement in your life. The goal of our graduation ceremony is to honor your achievement by putting you at the center of the event.


Graduation Applications

In order to graduate, an online graduation application must be submitted to the Registrar’s office. It is suggested that students request a graduation audit at least two semesters prior to graduation. The applicant's coursework will be audited and a written notification of any remaining coursework will be mailed to the student. 


Spring 2020 Graduates

Congratulations to you, and thank you for trusting Clarkson College to prepare you to be the best. We wish you the success you have earned as you begin your path toward a rewarding career in health care. Spring graduates are invited to participate in the Summer 2020 graduation ceremony. Please read below for additional information regarding dates, times, and ordering your regalia.


Summer 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Date: Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m.
Location: Mid America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs IA 51501
Parking: Free parking is available in the lots surrounding the Mid America Center.


Student Rehearsal

Date: Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Location: Howard Hall, Clarkson College

You may pick up your cap and gown after a brief rehearsal. Cap and gown must be picked up after rehearsal or in the Student Services Suite after 10:30 a.m. Thursday – 12:00 p.m. Friday.


Cap & Gown Rental

Associate’s & Bachelor’s Degrees

Gown: $38


Master’s Degrees

Gown/Hood: $65

Master's degree students are hooded at the graduation ceremony. The cost of the hood is included in the cap and gown rental fee, and is yours to keep as a memento of the day. If you would like to purchase your gown, please contact the Balfour representative, Troy Graves, at 402.699.1471.


Doctorate Degrees

Gown/Hood: $85

Doctorate degree students are hooded at the graduation ceremony. The cost of the hood is included in the cap and gown rental fee, and is yours to keep as a memento of the day. If you would like to purchase your gown, please contact the Balfour representative, Troy Graves, at 402.699.1471.


Order Deadline

Friday, July 3. Orders will NOT be accepted after July 3 deadline. If you do not rent a cap/gown you will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. Gowns obtained elsewhere are not permitted.


How to Place a Rental Order

Orders need to be placed online at buildagrad.com/clarkson.


Graduation Announcements

Personalized announcements may be purchased at buildagrad.com/clarkson after June 8.


Contact

Lindsey Johnson, Assistant to the Registrar
PH 402.836.9279  TF 800.647.5500  
JohnsonLindsey@clarksoncollege.edu

*The information on this sheet is up-to-date as of June 3rd, 2020. However, due to issues surrounding COVID-19, this information is subject to change at the discretion of Clarkson College and its executive leadership. These changes include significant modifications, including and up to cancelation of the event.