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Important Info for Graduates

What to expect on Commencement Day

Review our Commencement Overview so you know what to expect the day of Commencement.

Follow these steps to make sure you're ready for commencement!

1. Apply for Graduation

Last day to add your name to the 2024 Commencement Ceremony program is Monday, March 25, 2024.

Once a student has applied for graduation, they are invited to attend and walk during SLCC's annual Commencement Ceremony. No sign-up for tickets are necessary for the Commencement Ceremony.

Along with this webpage, please also review the following information about Graduation and Commencement:

2. Gear Up For 2024 Commencement Ceremony

All graduates who’ve applied for graduation and are planning to attend SLCC’s annual Commencement Ceremony wear a traditional black cap and gown when walking across the stage. Graduates can purchase commencement ceremony items from the Bookstore in-person or online.

Last day to purchase your cap and gown, stole and pick up honor cords is May 2 at the following SLCC Bookstore locations.

Jordan Campus

3491 W Wights Fort Road
West Jordan

South City Campus

1575 S State Street
Salt Lake City

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

4600 South Redwood Road
Student Center, Main Floor
Salt Lake City

When ordering your cap and gown online please allow for processing and shipping. SLCC recommends ordering your cap and gown online before April 26.

Cap and gown (limited quantities) purchases available at Maverik Center, please ask your tent volunteer or see bookstore table on the main concourse.

Grad Fair

Grad Fair is the first opportunity to purchase your cap and gown, pickup any cords you have earned, order graduation announcements, and meet representatives of the Alumni Relations, Career Services, and the Graduation Office.

Join us in-person for the SLCC 2024 Grad Fair! We are holding the SLCC 2024 Grad Fair in-person on March 20th from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and March 21st from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. inside and just in front of the Taylorsville Redwood Campus College Bookstore in the Student Center Building.

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123


If you've missed the in-person Grad Fair, cap and gown purchases can be made in person at the 3 SLCC bookstore locations: Jordan Campus, South Campus, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, and online. Online purchases available at the Bookstore website.

  • Graduation Set: $37 (includes black graduation gown, mortar board graduation cap and royal blue/gold tassel with graduation year.)
  • Individual Tassel: $7
  • Blinge Tassel: $11
  • Tassel Keyring: $7
  • Stole of Gratitude: $28 (Blue satin stole with SLCC seal to be worn during commencement and then presented to an individual who supported you in your journey through college.)
  • Announcements available in a 10 pack at the Redwood location for in-store purchase only: $17.50

Graduate Honors (Cords, Stoles and Medallion)

  • Gold Cord
    • Students who complete coursework with a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher will be awarded high honors and qualify for a gold cord. This includese our Phi Theta Kappa graduates.
  • Silver Cord
    • Students who complete coursework with a cumulative grade point average between 3.50 and 3.79 will be awarded honors at graduation.
  • Blue Cord
    • Students who complete the requirement for the Civically-Engaged Scholar program will be awarded a royal blue cord at graduation.
  • Silver Stole
    • Students honored as Graduates of Excellence will be awarded a silver stole.
  • Red, White and Blue Cord
    • Our veteran or active duty students who are graduating are awarded a a red, white and blue cord.
    • Veterans can pick up their cord at the Taylorsville Veterans Center starting March 25 and up until Commencement.
    • Veterans Services will cover the cost of Commencement Regalia (cap and gown) for all graduating Veterans. A list of eligible students will be sent to the Taylorsville bookstore beginning March 25. If the application for graduation is submitted after March 25, please contact Veterans Services.
  • Blue and Gold Cord
    • Students who identify as first-generation college students are awarded a blue and gold cord.
    • Are you a First Generation student? First-generation students are defined as: students from families where their biological parents did not complete a four-year college degree.
  • Navy, Light Blue, and Bright Gold Cords
    • Students who are graduating that are concurrently enrolled in high school are awarded navy, light blue and bright gold cords.
  • White Stole
    • Students who identify coming from diverse backgrounds are wearing the white stoles.
  • Blue Ribbon and Gold Medallion
    • Students who complete nine credits of Honors coursework, three high-impact practices, two enrichment experiences per semester, and who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher graduate from the Honors Program.

Pick up your cords

  • If you are attending Grad Fair, the Bookstore will give you any cords you have earned.
  • If you are purchasing your cap and gown online, please add a store comment if you are requesting any honor cords so they can be mailed along with your cap and gown.

Tassel Placement

Tassel placement – right or left? Right! Start the ceremony with your tassel on the right side of your cap. Move it to the left as you receive your diploma or when directed to do so by the graduation speaker.

3. ¡Nuevo! Traducción/New Translation

Salt Lake Community College se complace en proporcionar traducción simultánea en español para tus familiares durante nuestra Ceremonia de graduación 2023.

Los auriculares se pueden recoger en el tercer nivel del Maverick Center. Se debe dejar un artículo como garantía el cual se devolverá cuando se devuelvan los auriculares. El número máximo de auriculares disponibles por garantía es cuatro. Tu familiar puede dejar una licencia de conducir o una identificación estatal como garantía.

Salt Lake Community College is pleased for provide simultaneous translation in Spanish during our 2023 Commencement Ceremony for your families.

Headsets can be picked up on the third level of the Maverick Center. An item must be left as collateral and will be returned when the headset is returned. A maximum of up to four headsets per piece of collateral. Your family member can leave a driver’s license or state ID as collateral.

4. Parking

Parking at the Maverik Center will be available to everyone. Please review the parking map to identify your parking area.

5. Arrival

Upon arrival at the Maverik Center, look for the tent with the first letter of your last name in the northeast section of the parking lot.

Ceremony Overview

6. Photography

Check back after graduation to view your photos.

7. Social Media

Congratulations Salt Lake Community College Class of 2024!

To help you celebrate, we have created images that can be shared across digital platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram/Facebook Stories.

Be sure to hashtag #SLCCGrad to be included on our social media wall and tag us so we can share your posts. We look forward to celebrating with you!

  • Instagram: @SaltLakeCC
  • Twitter: @SaltLakeCC
  • Facebook: Salt Lake Community College
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