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Commencement Information and RSVP for 2024 Ceremonies

Commencement 2024

Commencement 2024 - Two ceremonies!

  • Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 graduates are invited to participate! Be sure you have applied for graduation to be eligible to RSVP.

  • The ceremonies will be held in the Jefferson College Hillsboro Campus Field House and be live-streamed on YouTube. Check back for links after May 1st.
  • The number of guests per candidate for graduation is not limited and tickets will not be required. 
  • Candidates for graduation will need to RSVP to participate in the ceremony of their choice. The number of participants at each ceremony will be limited. You will need to reserve your seat by May 1st. 

Information for Graduates! (Faculty and Certified Staff - Scroll down for information.)

Step 1: Applying for Graduation

If you plan to complete your certificate or degree in Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024, be sure to apply for graduation if you have not already done so. Your eligibility for graduation will be reviewed and you will receive an eligibility letter regarding necessary classes, GPA and exit exam information. Click here to apply for graduation.

Step 2: Sign Up For a Commencement Ceremony

Jefferson College will host two 2024 Commencement ceremonies in the Jefferson College Hillsboro Campus Field House. Candidates for Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 graduation are encouraged to participate in the ceremony of their choice.  Please RSVP for a ceremony by May 1st to ensure your name is in the commencement program. Any late RSVP may allow for Commencement participation, however your name will not appear in the the Commencement program. Guests are not limited in number and do not require tickets.

  • Check back in beginning February 1st to RSVP!

Step 3: Pick Up Your Cap and Gown

Cap and Gown Cap pick up is available in April 2024 in the Jefferson College Bookstore - Hillsboro location only. No pre-order required. The cost of your cap and gown is included in your graduation fee. Try on your cap and gown to be sure your cap fits and your gown zips. It is strongly recommended you remove wrinkles by ironing on a low setting on the reverse side or steam lightly. Should you have any difficulties, please visit the Jefferson College Bookstore before the ceremony. The bookstore manager will be at the ceremonies should you have a last-minute issue. Graduates may tastefully decorate their cap. Any decoration deemed inappropriate by college staff will require replacement with a plain cap on the day of Commencement. Graduates should wear only approved graduation apparel. See web page for a complete listing of approved apparel.

Follett Bookstore will offer sales of flowers, T-shirts and other memorabilia that will be available for pick up at the ceremonies. All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the graduation. To retrieve your order, please stop by our booth located conveniently at the entrance to the graduation before the ceremony begins.

Place your preorder by visiting

Commencement Day - Live Stream and Photography

Both ceremonies will be live-streamed via the links below. Videos of the ceremonies will be posted the following week for future viewing.

Live Stream Links will be available after May 1st. 

Professional Photographers (Grad Images) will take photos of graduates on and off the stage. Information regarding how to order photos will be available on the Commencement webpage after the ceremonies. You will also receive Grad Images order information in your commencement program.

Information for Faculty and Certified Professional Staff  

This information is directed to Faculty and Certified Professional Staff Participating/Walking in the 2024 Commencement Ceremonies. Please review these guidelines and do not hesitate to reach out to Stacey Wilson, Registrar/Commencement Coordinator, should you have any questions. or (636) 481-3207.

Full-time Faculty and Certified Professional should have already registered to participate in one of the two ceremonies (unless excused by Dr. McCaffrey). 

General Information
Ceremonies will be held in the Jefferson College Hillsboro Campus Field House.
The Early Childhood Center has agreed to provide free childcare for Commencement workers/participants. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Cage at ext. 3298 or by May 12th.

More information regarding ceremony RSVP, parking, processional, recessional, and regalia will be coming February 1st. Please watch for announcements on your MyJeffco Announcements page. 

Please contact Stacey Wilson, Registrar/Commencement Coordinator, with questions - or (636) 481-3207.



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