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.
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.
Fall 2019 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. View and order graduation ceremony photos
Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony
Date: Saturday, May 2 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.
Students: Arrive at 9 a.m. and be in cap and gown by 9:15 a.m. Do not leave personal belongings in the dressing rooms.
Date: Thursday, April 30 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 – 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Cap & Gown Rental
Associate’s & Bachelor’s Degrees
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 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.
Friday, March 13. Orders will NOT be accepted after March 13 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.
Personalized announcements may be purchased at buildagrad.com/clarkson after Feb 10.
Baccalaureate Nursing graduates may purchase traditional nursing pins through the Clarkson College Bookstore.
Lindsey Johnson, Assistant to the Registrar
PH 402.836.9279 TF 800.647.5500