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Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 14, 2020
7- 9 p.m.
Aldrich Arena, Maplewood

This annual event honors students who have completed their program of study and are ready to begin a new career or continue their education.

Contact Information

Enrollment Center

College Center

Enrollment Center Hours

Beginning Jan. 21st

Mon., Thur.: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tue., Wed.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hours for Jan. 6th - 17th

Mon. - Thur.: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

Mon., Jan. 20: Closed
Thur. Jan. 23: Closed from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Enrollment Center

Graduation & Commencement


The 2020 Inver Hills commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.

Seating and Accommodations

Graduates and guests who need special accommodations, such as sign language interpreter or wheelchair access, during the ceremony please fill out the request form.

For complete commencement details, click here.

Cap and Gown

Graduates will need a cap and gown for commencement. Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony will be able to purchase their cap and gown from the bookstore for $25 beginning April 1.

  • Veterans and Military Service Members: Inver Hills recognizes graduates who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. Veteran honor cords are available at no additional cost and can be picked up beginning April 1 in the Veterans Services office.
  • Honors medallions are given to students who graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher while earning at least 20 credits at Inver Hills. Honors medallions may be picked up beginning April 1 in the Enrollment Center.
  • Phi Theta Kappa members may purchase a PTK stole and tassel in the bookstore beginning April 1.

Application for Graduation

You must meet with a counselor or advisor to apply for graduation. You can stop in during open advising or call 651-450-3508 to make an appointment. You can apply to graduate during any semester and are encouraged to apply early to guarantee that your information is included in the next commencement ceremony.

Part of the Graduate Application is to complete our Graduate Follow Up Survey. Please complete this survey   to report your plans for after graduation. If you have questions about the survey or are looking for assistance in finding employment in your field, contact the Center for Career Development and Community-Based Learning for assistance.

For students who plan to graduate during the 2019-2020 school year, and who wish to attend the 2020 commencement ceremony, the deadline to complete the application for graduation is Friday, March 6th, 2020.


Within one month after the semester ends, your graduation application will be processed to make certain you have completed your degree requirements. If you have fulfilled all requirements, your degree completion will be posted to your transcript and you will receive an email confirming completion of your degree. Your unofficial transcript showing your degree completion can be access through e-services. If you need an official transcript showing completion of your degree, visit the transcript request page. Employers and other outside agencies can verify degree completion through the National Student Clearinghouse.


When you have completed your requirements, the Enrollment Center will order your diploma. You should receive your diploma in the U.S. Mail within 12 weeks after your last semester.

Graduation Policy

To learn more, read Inver Hills Community College Graduation Policy.

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