Historical image of male and female graduates and presenters walking toward graduation ceremony. Proud smiling faces of graduates in full regalia at the commencement ceremony.

Nationwide Ceremonies

Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Juggling between work, home, and the pursuit of higher education hasn't been easy, but your determination has led you to the finish line. Now is the moment to rejoice in all your hard-earned achievements.

If you plan to attend one of our nationwide commencement ceremonies, make sure to complete the tasks below:

  • Sign up eight weeks prior to the ceremony by submitting:
  • Affirm you receive an email from CeremonyConfirmation@CCIS.edu that either confirms that you are registered for the event or provides instructions on what you need to do to complete your registration. All confirmations will be sent out at least eight weeks prior to the ceremony date.
  • Affirm you receive participation letter and marching instructions via CougarMail.
  • Order commencement announcements via Herff Jones.
  • Contact your location or Academic Affairs to inquire about honor society cords if applicable (Latin honors will be awarded the day of the ceremony).

Prepare For Commencement Day

Regalia, announcement and rings
Guest accommodations
A professional photographer at the ceremony will take pictures of graduates when presented with their diploma. Order forms will be sent to graduates in advance and will be available at the ceremony. Graduates can order their caps and gowns, printed announcements or rings through the Herff-Jones website. The venue will notify students when regalia is available for pick-up. Doors open one hour before the ceremony begins. Call your location if you need special accommodations. Wheelchair seating guaranteed with advance booking. Ushers are ready to assist you.

Nationwide Commencement Venues

Columbia College is set to host its commencement ceremonies during the spring and fall seasons across various locations nationwide. Discover where your graduation ceremony will take place based on your campus location listed below.

Date and time:

July 13, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

Camp Pendleton Pacific View Events Center
202850 San Jacinto Road
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Date and time:

September 14, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

DCSD Legacy Campus
10035 S. Peorla St.
Lone Tree, CO 80134
Date and time:

August 9, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Main Post Chapel
608 Minnesota Ave
Bldg 608
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Date and time:

May 14, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Cache Creek Chapel
6043 Rothwell St
Fort Sill, OK
Date and time:

October 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Main Post Chapel
10 Cavalry Way
Building 500
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
Date and time:

September 28, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123

Date and time:
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 at 1:00pm

Toftoy Hall Auditorium
Army Education Center Building 3495
Huntsville, AL 35805

Date and time:

July 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

First United Methodist Church
800 W. 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Date and time:

June 1, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Edward D. Hansen Conference Center
2000 Hewitt Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201

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