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  • Nursing Recognition Ceremony May 8th, 10am – 11am
  • Graduation Ceremony May 8th, 3pm – 4pm

2021 Graduates,

Below are a few pieces of information that will make the commencement experience easier for you.

Commencement: Commencement will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. You must be at the United Wireless Arena between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. to begin lining up for the ceremony.

Caps and Gowns: You will be able to pick up your caps and gowns on Friday, May 7. Hours are listed below. The caps, gowns, tassels, honor medallions, Phi Theta Kappa stoles and cords are yours to keep.

Cap and gown pick up available in Room 319 of the Student Union by the Cafeteria:
Friday, May 7th 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To schedule a time outside of these hours, please text (620) 577-2267.

Photos: Grad Images will be taking pictures of each graduate during the ceremony. Your family and friends are welcome to take their own photos with you following the ceremony directly in front of the United Wireless Center.

If you have other questions or concerns, please contact the Registrar’s office at (620) 227-9327 or Brittany Gladbach at (620) 225-9529.

Important DC3 Graduation Instructions
Saturday, May 8, 2021 – BE THERE AT 1:30 AT THE LATEST
United Wireless Arena – 4100 W Comanche St, Dodge City, KS 67801

Please ensure to read the following instructions in their entirety.

  • USE WEST SIDE ENTRANCE: Graduates will be required to enter the WEST SIDE DOORS between 1 pm – 1:30 pm. It is encouraged to be early, as these doors will be locked at 1:40 pm. Guests and the general public must enter through the main entrance on the south side of the building. The main entrance will open at 2 pm for a 3 pm start time.
  • CHECK-IN/PICK UP NAME CARD: Two check-in tables will be designated last names beginning with A-L and last names beginning with M-Z. Collect your name card for which you filled out at cap and gown pick up to provide to announcer, Ernestor De La Rosa, as you approach the stage. Please do not fold, bend, staple, mutilate, or destroy the card.
  • LINE UP IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER: Name cards will include the number you will be in line. Graduates will be told if they will be the start of a new row.
  • ATTIRE: Cap, gown, honors medallion, and PTK stole. NOT ALLOWED: cowboy hats, spurs, stethoscopes, etc. Please no flipflops or sandals for safety concerns. You will be asked to remove these items if you choose to participate in graduation.
  • TASSELS: These are to be worn on the right side. The graduation tassel is a symbol of success. It is said that placing your tassel on the right is because you have earned the right to graduate. Moving the tassel to the left after graduating is symbolic of crossing over to another stage of your life.
  • PERSONAL BELONGINGS: There will be no storage area for personal belongings, please be sure to secure these in your vehicle or pockets.

United Wireless Arena Entrance Instructions Map

Entrance Map

United Wireless Arena Exit Instructions Map

Exit Map