2022 Commencement

The 2022 Columbia Gorge Community College graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 17th at 3:00pm at the Amphitheater on The Dalles Campus.

Students who completed a certificate or degree, in fall 2021 or winter 2022 or will complete in spring 2022 or summer 2022, as well as GED completers from summer 2021-spring 2022 are eligible to participate.

Cap and gown packages will be available for purchase in the bookstore from June 6th - June 16th. More details to come!


Graduation Requirements

To earn an associate degree or a certificate, students may graduate under the CGCC Catalog requirements existing at the time of initial enrollment as long as they successfully complete at least one CGCC credit applicable to degree requirements per academic year.

Catalog requirements are valid for six academic years. A new academic year begins with each summer term and ends the next spring term. No catalog is valid for longer than spring term following the sixth academic year after issuance of the catalog.

Institutional Awarding

Students will automatically receive degrees and/or certificates upon completion of requirements for the student's declared major in the weeks following the term’s end. Multiple credentials may be institutionally awarded within a student's major.

Your diploma will be mailed to your address of record 4-5 weeks after term grades are recorded (Summer, Fall and Winter terms). Spring term diplomas are mailed during the month of July. If your address has changed, please contact student services. 

Columbia Gorge Community College has received independent accreditation status. Prior to fall 2013, CGCC was accredited through Portland Community College. For degrees earned prior to Fall 2013, please go to MyPCC. Contact the Registrar's office if you have questions regarding your degree earned at CGCC prior to Fall 2013.

Graduating with Degrees other than a Declared Major

Fill out the Application for Graduation

  • Submit to Student Services one term prior to your anticipated graduation term.
  • File a separate application for each degree or certificate.
  • Once your application has been evaluated, you will receive a response in your Student Email.

Transfer Credits

CGCC will accept transfer credits that meet established standards of acceptance.