Important Info for Graduates

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

1. Apply for Graduation (All fees have been waived for 2021)

2. Attend Grad Fair

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

  • In-person Grad Fair - May 20-21, 2021 at the Bookstore on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. In-person cap and gown order purchases available until August 5 in store on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
  • Online - through July 23, 2021 at the Bookstore website.
  • Commencement - August 6,2021 The Bookstore will have limited caps and gowns on site the morning of commencement. You’ll find them next to the Alumni Association in the student tent area the northeast side of the Maverik Center.
  • Pricing
    • Graduation Set: $36 (includes black graduation gown, mortar board graduation cap and royal blue/gold tassel with graduation year.)
    • Individual Tassel: $6*
    • Bling Tassel: $10*
    • Tassel Keyring: $6
    • Stole of Gratitude: $25 (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.)

*Please add a store comment if you need a 2020 tassel.

  • 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.
    • Silver Cord
      • Students who complete coursework with a cumulative grade point average between 3.50 and 3.79 will be awarded honors at graduation.
    • 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.

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. Reserve tickets

*NEW!* Graduates, remind your friends and loved ones that tickets are not required for Commencement. If you’d like, you may reserve tickets, but it is not necessary and we won’t be checking for them. We’re just happy to celebrate with you, in person! Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.

Reserve Tickets Now

4. *NEW!* COVID-19 Event Protocols

Face coverings and social distancing will not be required. Commencement will be mask-friendly.

5. *NEW!* Parking

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

6. Arrival

Upon arrival at the Maverik Center, look for your school tent in the northeast section of the parking lot. Each school tent has a banner in the colors listed below.

School Tent Color
General Studies Purple
School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Red
School of Business Green
School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties Yellow
School of Health Sciences Orange
School of Humanities and Social Sciences Light Blue
School of Arts, Communication and Media Pink
Civically Engaged Scholars, Grads of Excellence, ADA Dark Blue

7. Photography

Professional photographers will take your photo before you begin up the ramp to the stage. Face coverings and social distancing will not be required when having your photo taken or crossing the stage.

8. Social Media

Be part of our Twitter wall during commencement and share your graduation on your social media accounts. You can download our 2020 and 2021 social media filters here:

Download Social Media #SLCCGRAD Filters for 2020 Graduates

Download Social Media #SLCCGRAD Filters for 2021 Graduates