Congratulations on your pending achievement! We hope you are planning to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

All Students MUST apply for graduation.
Please refer to the special events listed below that we planned for your graduation from Sussex County Community College.

Grad Salute

Dates TBA
Student Center Theater

Grad Salute is a fun event with refreshments, music, giveaways and a time to share your stories with fellow graduates! The Grad Salute is an opportunity for you to obtain graduation clearances from administrative offices such as Financial Aid, Athletics, Bursar’s Office, and the Library. 

Order your cap and gown online Download the invitation

Graduation Breakfast & Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 9:30 am, Cafeteria
We have planned breakfast in your honor.

Commencement 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 6:00 pm 
Connor Green

5:00 p.m. - Students should arrive on campus, robing for Ceremony,
5:30 p.m. - Line up
6:00 p.m. - Commencement begins

Apply for Graduation
Visit Make a Payment, sign in to your portal and click Make a Payment, choose Graduation Application or Download the form.

Application Deadlines:

  • For January graduation apply by December 1st
  • For May graduation apply by March 1st 
  • For August graduation apply by July 1st

1. Review your graduation audit which will be sent to your Sussex email.
2. Graduation information will be emailed in March.
3. Attend Grad Salute to pick up your cap and gown and receive your graduation clearances.
4. Diplomas will be mailed to you 4 to 6 weeks after graduation if all degree requirements and obligations to the College have been met. (i.e., financial, library, athletic equipment, etc.).

Additional Information for Graduation

At the Ceremony, your name will be announced and you will receive your diploma case. The actual diploma will be mailed to you with a copy of your unofficial transcript for your records, after final grades are turned in and requirements verified. Students completing degree/certificate requirements during the summer will receive their diplomas in September, with an August 30 graduation date. Only one diploma cover will be issued per student.

Seating under the tent will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of reserved handicapped seats will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Graduates and their families may park in the lower and upper parking lots with Shuttle bus service available. A limited number of handicapped parking spaces will be available. Graduates and guests with mobility issues will be directed by Security to a drop off location near the tent and then to available handicapped parking spaces.


The Commencement Ceremony will be conducted rain or shine. In the event of severe storms and heavy rains, the procession may be canceled with students already seated under the tent at the start of the ceremony. If the storms are severe enough to postpone the ceremony, the rain date will be Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. The postponement will be announced on the College website and in a RAVE Alert.

If you or any of your guests are physically challenged or have special seating needs, please contact Annemarie Sacco at 973-300-2153, no later than two weeks prior to the ceremony. Both disability parking and courtesy seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For questions or concerns please contact the Registrar’s Office at 973.300.2214