Columbia College-Fort Sill commencement

Columbia College’s location in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will host an in-person, socially distant commencement ceremony on December 2, 2021.

There will be one ceremony for all master's, baccalaureate and associate degree candidates.

How to gain access to the Fort Sill base as a civilian
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Sign up deadline: October 26, 2021
Deadline to order regalia: October 26, 2021
Ceremony: December 2, 2021


2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Cache Creek Chapel
6043 Rothwell Street
Fort Sill, OK 73503


Student information

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We will provide a professional photographer at the ceremony. Students will be photographed when presented with their diploma. Order forms will be sent to graduates in advance and will be available at the ceremony.

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Caps and gowns

Graduates can order their caps and gowns through the Herff-Jones website. Students may choose to ship the regalia to their venue free of charge or directly to the graduate for the cost of shipping. The venue will notify students when regalia is available for pick-up.

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Announcements and rings

Visit the Herff-Jones website to place orders for printed announcements or rings. If you prefer generic announcements, email the bookstore at or call (573) 875-7341.

Feeling overwhelmed? View the Main Campus, Evening and Master's checklist to help you prepare for graduation.


Gain access to base as a civilian

Under DoD guidelines, adults and certain children (children who are 16 years old or older and are driving a vehicle) without a current active duty military I.D. card, family I.D. or retiree I.D. must go through the VCC for a pass card that will allow them unescorted access to Fort Sill. All visitors must complete a Fort Sill Form 118a, Request for Unescorted Installation Access to Fort Sill . By submitting your form, you agree to a background check, which uses the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index, a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that provides criminal histories from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. After completing and signing the form it will be taken to the Visitor Control Center located just before the Sheridan Road Gate, T6701 Sheridan Road Fort Sill, Ok 73503, with a government issued ID. Once the request has been processed, and you have your visitor’s pass, you may enter Fort Sill through any gate by presenting your pass and photo ID.