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. 

Summer 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

Fall 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7 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.

Student Rehearsal

Date: Thursday, Dec. 5 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

Gown: $38

Master’s Degrees

Gown/Hood: $65

Master's degree students are hooded at the graduation ceremony. If you would like to purchase a hood, call Troy at Balfour at 402.699.1471.

Doctorate Degrees

Gown/Hood: $85

Doctorate degree students are hooded at the graduation ceremony. If you would like to purchase a hood or your gown, call Troy at Balfour at 402.699.1471.

Order Deadline

Friday, Nov. 1. Orders will NOT be accepted after Nov. 1 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

Graduation Announcements

Personalized announcements may be purchased at after Oct. 1.

Graduation Pins

Baccalaureate Nursing graduates may purchase traditional nursing pins through the Clarkson College Bookstore.


Jennifer Wilson, Assistant to the Registrar
PH 402.552.2681  TF 800.647.5500