2017 Commencement Ceremony

Save the Date

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Field House on BC3 Main Campus. Doors open at 6:00 pm for guests.

News Release:
Class of 2017 could be BC3’s largest this century

Graduation Cap Contest

Graduates: Do you plan to decorate your graduation cap? If yes, then this is the social media challenge for you!

We want to see your creative side. All you have to do is post a photo of your decorated graduation cap with #bc3grad and enter to win a gift card to GetGo.

Show us what you've got!

Cap/Gown & Admission Tickets

Students who plan to walk in the Commencement ceremony can pick up their cap and gown and tickets between Monday, April 18 and Friday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Office of Student Life located in the Student Success Center on main campus.

  • Admission tickets are limited to five per student. Extra tickets may be available at rehearsal.
  • You must have your Student ID to pick up cap & gown and admission tickets.
  • If you cannot pick up during these dates/times, contact Sherri Osborne at or 724.287.8711 x8448 to make arrangements. 

 Commencement Rehearsal

Rehearsal will be on Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. in the Field House on main campus.

  • Honor students will receive their gold tassel during rehearsal. Honors are determined after final grades are submitted for the semester.
  • Contact Sherri Osborne at or 724.287.8711 x8448 if an emergency occurs that will prevent your attendance at rehearsal.

 Commencement Attire

Graduates should be dressed and ready in Founders Hall at 6:15 p.m. It takes approximately 45 minutes to lineup.

  • 6:50 p.m. march to the Field House begins.
  • Tassels are worn on the right side of your cap.
  • The ceremony is streamed live on and will be aired on Armstrong Channel 10 the week following the event.


Graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend a reception catered by Fairground Market with entertainment by Winsor Brass immediately following the ceremony in Founders Hall.


Graduation Application

Are you graduating soon? Submit a graduation application and $40 fee to BC3 Records and Registration or any BC3 location by:

Second Major

For a second major, a student will be required to complete a minimum of an additional fifteen (15) credit hours for an Associate Degree, nine (9) credit hours for a Certificate, and six (6) credit hours for a Diploma. These credit hours must be approved in advance by the Dean of the second major and a copy sent to the Office of Records and Registration.