Graduation -- Credit Students

Plan to attend the 2014 Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 13, 2014
at 6:00 p.m. in the Newport Performing Arts Center. 

Come and celebrate the accomplishments of OCCC's 2014 graduates at this special event.

At this year’s commencement ceremony special tribute will be made to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.  All veterans who gown up at this year's commencement--students and faculty alike--will be awarded a special cord honoring their service in the military. If you are a veteran and would like to wear one of these cords, please identify yourself to the graduation committee by sending an email to  We need this information so we can order the correct number of cords.

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Ceremony location: Newport Performing Arts Center
777 W Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365

Directions & parking information
Time: Graduates check in by: 5:00
Commencement Ceremony begins: 6:00
Reception to Follow


Information for graduates and their guests:

Announcements You may purchase announcments directly from Jostens when you purchase your graduation regalia or you can print your own using this template - coming soon.
Graduation Regalia
Students need to purchase their caps and gowns for graduation.  Please contact Jostens for information about sizes and ordering.  Orders must be completed by May 22nd; orders placed after this date will incur a $20 expedite fee and the deadline for late orders is June 6th.  Please contact Student Services if you have a financial hardship that would prevent you from participating in graduation. 
Attendance It is important for us to know if you will be walking at the graduation ceremony.  Please email and confirm your participation in the June 13, 2014 graduation ceremony by May 16, 2014.
Student Speaker Nominations TBA
Next Step What will be your Next Step?  The information you provide will be read at the graduation ceremony as you cross the stage to receive your diploma or certificate.  Please complete this form and let us know what the future holds for you.  Will you be transferring to a university?  Taking a break?  Looking for work?  
Parking Parking is free for you and your guests.  Keep in mind that those attending the GED commencement ceremony will be occupying spaces in the PAC parking lot also, so plan on arriving early. 
Family and Guests You may bring as many guests as you wish to the ceremony.  No tickets or reservations are necessary for your guests.
Your Diploma When you cross the stage, you will receive a congratulatory certificate in place of your actual degree or certificate. The official document will be mailed to you if all graduation requirements have been met. Please return to your seat after you cross the stage area so you can be conferred as a graduate of Oregon Coast Community College.
More questions? If you have questions, please call 541-867-8501 or send an email to