EPCC does not use applications for graduation. The Registrar will notify eligible candidates for graduation during the fifth (5) week of the semester in which they become eligible for graduation. Students not notified, who think that they are eligible, may self-audit their records to see if they are eligible for graduation during the current semester. If eligible they may contact the Graduation Office at 831-3124, after completing their Degree Self Analysis. If they are not eligible after reviewing their degree evaluation report, they should contact their Counselor to find courses needed for their degree plan.


EPCC awards academic degrees every fall, Spring and summer semesters. Commencement ceremonies are only held in spring (May) and fall (December). Students are considered graduation candidates at the time of the commencement ceremony. Degrees are not finalized until 2-4 weeks after grades have posted for the end of the fall, spring and summer term.

Summer graduate diplomas are mailed 2-4 weeks after grades are posted in August. Students who are awarded their degree in the summer are invited to participate in the fall ceremony.


Cap and Gown Information

Caps and gowns are to be ordered at any of the EPCC Bookstore locations starting Monday, March 19, 2018 through Friday, April 13, 2018, for $48.98. (All gowns are black and the tassels are teal.)


During the Ceremony and Conduct

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Improper conduct may result in disciplinary actions and removal from commencement participation.


Directions to the Don Haskin Special Event Center
Directions to Don Haskin Center at UTEP. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Memorial Gymnasium Map (image map)


SGA, PTK and Honor's Program


Graduation Dance

 General Information

Reserving or holding of seats is not allowed. An admission ticket for public seating in the Don Haskin Center is not required. Seating for guest is on a first come-first seated basis.

 Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, May 11, 2018 at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) at the Don Haskins Special Event Center. There is no rehearsal for graduates.

Afternoon Commencement 2:00 p.m.

Check in at 12:30 p.m.

Associate of Science

Associate of Applied Science

Certificate of Completion

Evening Commencement 6:00 p.m.

Check in at 4:30 p.m.

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts in Teaching

 Graduate Instructions

Graduates will check in at the Auxiliary Gym/Memorial Gym. The processional will depart from the Memorial Gym 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.


At the Memorial Gym Annex graduates will receive their registration cards and line up for the ceremony. DO NOT BE LATE.


Note: All candidates participating in commencement must have RSVP through MARCHINGORDER by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018.  Once you RSVP you should receive a confirmation email. Graduates having issues retrieving their password can email for assistance.

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