The CBC Graduation ceremony will be on Friday, June 16 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening to the audience at 6:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. wearing their cap and gown.
There will be no charge for admission and no limits on the number of friends and/or family members our graduates can invite. Because of parking limitations at the facility, carpooling is strongly encouraged for all who choose to attend.
Caps and gowns are free. Graduates do not need to pre-order them in advance.
Graduates can pick up a cap and gown during the following dates and times. The location for pick-up is the HUB Congress Room (downstairs H Building) on the Pasco campus.
Tuesday, June 6, noon to 7 pm
Wednesday, June 7, 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday, June 8, 10 am to 4 pm
Monday, June 12, 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 4 to 7 pm
Gown sizing is based on the graduate’s height. Family members or friends may pick-up on behalf of a graduate, but it is preferable for the graduate to pick-up the items themselves. Unfortunately, caps and gowns cannot be shipped to your residence. In-person pick-up is required. If you have limited experience with campus, please review this Pasco campus map to locate the H Building prior to coming to campus.
The selection committee will be choosing one Associate’s graduate and one Bachelor’s graduate to speak. If you have an inspiring message to share with your fellow graduates, we want YOU to self-nominate! You must be graduating with your Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in fall 2022, winter 2023, spring 2023, or summer 2023. You must have a graduation application on file with Counseling by Friday, April 14, and you must successfully submit this graduate speaker form by Monday, April 17.
Yes! Without an application, we would be unable to determine the specific degree or certificate you're hoping to earn. Students who wish to participate in the June 16 graduation ceremony should have their graduation applications completed by Thursday, May 18. Don’t wait. Please make an appointment with counseling as soon as possible to complete your grad app. This includes summer graduates who wish to participate in this year’s ceremony.
I will complete my degree in the quarter following the graduation ceremony. Can I still participate?
Yes. Please fill out your graduation application by the spring quarter deadline. Students who wish to participate in the June 16 graduation ceremony should have their graduation applications completed by Thursday, May 18. Don’t wait. Please make an appointment with counseling as soon as possible to complete your grad app. This includes summer graduates who wish to participate in this year’s ceremony.
Graduate announcements can be ordered through the CBC Bookstore starting Wednesday, April 12.
For purposes of the commencement program and ceremony regalia only, your honors designation is based on your GPA at the completion of the winter quarter prior to graduation. Don't worry--if your designation has changes after winter quarter, we'll make sure it appears correctly on your official transcript and diploma.
If you are participating in the graduation ceremony on June 16 and qualified for honors at the end of winter quarter, you will receive your honors regalia when you pick-up your cap and gown.
Diplomas will be sent to the address listed on your graduation application approximately one month after grades have posted for the quarter you completed your requirements or after your graduation application was submitted, whichever was later. All diplomas are mailed via the United States Postal Service, and processing times may vary.
Login to MyCBC and click on "My Grades" to view your unofficial transcript, which will show any degrees/certificates you have earned.
How do I make sure my degree or certificate is listed on my transcript before I request it to be sent?
When requesting an official transcript, be sure to mark the "After degree is posted for current quarter" option, and we will be sure your degree or certificate is posted before your transcript is sent!
Friends and family attending the ceremony should not bring drink containers, balloons, strollers, large flower bouquets, noise makers, silly string, confetti or inflatables to the facility. Concessions will be open for audience members to purchase non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Also, parking is limited so we strongly recommend carpooling if at all possible.
I am a graduate with a disability, or I have a friend or family member attending who is disabled. Who do I contact to discuss accommodations for the ceremony?
YES! We will be live streaming the graduation ceremony via Zoom. The streaming will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. A streaming link will be posted on this webpage a few days prior to the ceremony.
A recording of the ceremony will also be posted to the CBC YouTube channel.
I earned my GED or high school diploma with Transitional Studies. Who do I contact to learn more about the Transitional Studies graduation ceremony?
Applying for Graduation
Congratulations on nearing this milestone! As a candidate for a degree or one-year certificate, we encourage you to meet with your completion coach or program advisor one quarter prior to your anticipated completion so that you can formally apply to graduate.
You can graduate at the end of any quarter. If you’re planning to participate in the commencement ceremony in June, you will have to have completed your degree or one-year certificate during the most recent fall, winter or spring quarter or the summer quarter following the commencement ceremony.
In order to receive a degree or one-year certificate from CBC, you need to fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete all degree/certificate program requirements within the College catalog (refer to the Catalog Option Policy for more information regarding catalog degree requirements).
- Complete at least one-third of the total credits required for an associate degree/certificate or 45 credits for a bachelor’s of applied science degree in residence at CBC.
- Earn a cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.0 or above in courses completed at CBC.
- Earn a combined cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.0 or above in courses completed at CBC and transferred in from other institutions.
To apply for graduation, please call Counseling & Advising at 509-542-5505 or email counselingFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN to schedule an appointment with your Completion Coach. Your Completion Coach will assist you with your graduation application and will submit it to the Registrar for final review.
Did you know that if you earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or a one-year certificate from CBC you are eligible to receive scholastic honors as established by the College? Your eligibility for honors is calculated using your cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all college-level credits earned at CBC as of the last quarter in which all degree requirements have been completed. Your credits and grades transferred to CBC from other colleges and universities are not included in the calculation for the honors designation.
For purposes of the commencement program and ceremony regalia only, your honors designation is based on your GPA at the completion of winter quarter prior to the commencement ceremony.
Your official transcript and diploma will note your honors designation.
Associate Degrees and One-Year Certificates
|Cumulative college-level GPA||Honors Designation|
|3.85 to 4.00||High Honors|
|3.50 to 3.84||Honors|
|Cumulative college-level GPA||Honors Designation|
|3.90 to 4.00||Summa Cum Laude|
|3.70 to 3.89||Magna Cum Laude|
|3.50 to 3.69||Cum Laude|