Tavian Nichols Jr

As the spring semester approaches midterms, degree and certificate seeking students have until March 15, 2023 to apply for graduation.

If a student is expecting to complete all of their credit hours by the end of the semester for their specified area of study, they should fill out the required paperwork by this date. Students can check DegreeWorks through SIMON for confirmation of whether they have completed their courses or not.

To apply, students should visit the CCBC website at Then click “Resources for Students” followed by “Student's Transcripts and Records,” and click on “Graduation.”

Graduation fees apply to every student whether they choose to attend the ceremony or not. For example, associate degree students are required to pay $75 to the Bursar’s Office and certificate students are required to pay $50. These fees should be paid during submission of the application.

Fees contribute to cap/gown, commencement ceremony decorations, the printing of certificates/ degrees, and many other formal necessities.

The commencement ceremony will be held at the CCBC Essex campus, promptly at 1:30 p.m. on Sun. June 4, 2023.

Student and Digital Media major, Devin Frasier began at CCBC in the Fall of 2021 after completing his senior year of high school, which was strictly virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He talks about his experience and what he is looking forward to next.

“When I started at CCBC, I didn’t know anybody here because all my friends went to four-year universities. I felt like an outsider at first, but as time went on, I found my people. I’m ready to graduate and start this new chapter in my life."

Prior to the beginning of this school year, each of the four campuses mandated that students and staff were required to wear face masks indoors. This precaution helped to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as other illnesses. At the time of publication, CCBC has lifted these mandates and students are again able to gather safely with one another in and outside the classroom.

Graduation tickets are not needed to attend the ceremony and guests who are unable to attend the ceremony in- person should refer to the livestream link that will be emailed to students, prior to the day of graduation. Parking lots 2, 3, and 4 are closest to the venue and lots 1, 5, 6, and 7 will be accessible for guests as well.

Parent, Jessica Scott expressed her excitement for her son and his best friend graduating from CCBC and transferring to the University of Baltimore. “I don’t know what to say. It was really a shock that when Shawn came home and told me he could go to UB for free was such a game changer. I always knew he could get scholarships but sometimes they’re hard to get...I know. I just can’t wait to celebrate; I might just surprise him with a party afterwards.”

Guests who are elderly or may be disabled, will be accommodated for if they would prefer to watch and sit inside the Wellness and Athletics Center or the Romadka College center.

Diplomas will be mailed to students 4-5 weeks after graduation. Any other concerns should be addressed at any of the Student Services Center at one of the CCBC campus.

If you are close to graduating and need assistance with any of the information provided in this article please contact The Academic Advising Center on your campus.

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