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Graduation Update

August and December 2015, and May 2016 - May 8, 2016, 5:00pm

August and December 2015, and May 2016 Candidates and Graduates


The Bluegrass Community and Technical College Graduation Activities Committee would like to invite you, your family and friends to participate in the graduation activities for 2016. For your reference, we have put together the following schedule of events related to the graduation activities.


Credentials will not be issued at the ceremony. They will be mailed to the address indicated on the application for graduation approximately six to eight weeks after the ceremony.


In preparation for the graduation ceremony, please plan to attend attend one of our Graduation Information Sessions. (see schedule below)  Sessions will last approximately two hours. Your attendance at rehearsal will ensure a smooth commencement ceremony. 

If you are unable to attend a graduation information session please see the Graduation Exercise Instructions and Frankfort Layout.

Tuesday, April 26 10:00 am
Room 116
Danville Campus
Tuesday, April 26 2:00 pm Conference Center - Building C Leestown Campus
Wednesday, April 27 11:00 am
Room 117 Lawrenceburg Campus
Thursday, April 28
10:00 am Room 203 Winchester Campus
Friday, April 29 10:00 am Room 110 AT Building Cooper Campus
Friday, April 29 2:00 pm Room 106 Classroom Building Newtown Campus
Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm Room 106 Classroom Building Newtown Campus
Friday, May 6 10:00 am Room 106 Classroom Building Newtown Campus
Friday, May 6 2:00 pm Conference Center - Building C
Leestown Campus

Caps and Gowns/Invitations

All students participating in the ceremony will need to purchase a cap, gown and tassel. These items may be purchased at the BCTC Bookstore located at either the Leestown or Cooper Campus. The cost will be $49.98 plus tax.  The caps, gowns and tassels will be available in the bookstore beginning April 1.  Information regarding the purchase of invitations will also be available in the bookstore or available online at Herff Jones.


The commencement will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., at the Frankfort Convention Center. All graduates should report by 4 p.m.  The center is located at 405 Mero Street in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Directions are located at the Frankfort Convention Center webpage. Click here for map and parking information

Admission tickets are not issued to the commencement. It is free and open to family, friends, and the public. Free parking is available.


Professional photographs will be taken at the commencement ceremony, and various packages are available. You are under no obligation to order photographs and no money is required unless you place an order. Information on photograph costs will be available at rehearsal. Personal photographs and videos can be made during the ceremony in designated areas only.

Attention Federal Student Loan Borrowers

You must complete exit loan counseling. Exit counseling can be completed online at If you have questions regarding exit loan counseling, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (855) 246-2477 or email your question to

If you have any questions concerning graduation activities feel free to contact us at