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2011 Commencement Information

Congratulations! You have worked diligently toward reaching your educational goal at Somerset Community College and you are to be commended for your efforts.

Only students receiving a degree or diploma are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Cap and Gown measurements were held during the month of February at the Somerset Campus and Laurel Campus. If you have questions or if arrangements for a cap and gown need to be made, please contact the Somerset Campus Bookstore at 606-451-6901. Graduating students can now order at

The Commencement Ceremony for Somerset Community College is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. You should plan to arrive that evening at 6:45 p.m. in preparation for the ceremony. The Center for Rural Development is located across from the Somerset Campus at traffic light #15 off of South Highway 27. The rehearsal will begin at 11:00 a.m. on May 6, 2011 in the Exhibition Hall of the Center for Rural Development. You need to be present at rehearsal which will last approximately two hours.

Due to limited seating each graduate participating in Commencement will be allotted a limited number of guest tickets. Guest with tickets will be seated on a first come first serve basis; however, tickets will not guarantee that you will be seated together. Guests with tickets will be seated in the Exhibition Hall to view the live Commencement Ceremony. Guests without tickets will be directed to The Center Theater to view the ceremony from a large screen. More information regarding the tickets will be sent to all participants at a later date.

The future holds exciting challenges and many opportunities await you. The faculty and staff of SCC wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

If you have any questions or need more information about Commencement, contact the SCC Registrar, Paula Guffey, at 606-451-6633.