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Graduation

The Bluegrass Community and Technical College‚Äôs May 2020 commencement ceremony will be Sunday, May 10th, 2020, 4 pm at the Alumni Coliseum located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky.  More details will be posted in early spring 2020.

We are now accepting graduation applications for May 2020 (Spring) and August 2020 (Summer).

Spring 2020

  • The last day to submit an application for Spring 2020 graduation is Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • Spring graduates will be officially awarded by the end of June 2020.
  • Spring credentials should be mailed in July or August of 2020

Summer 2020

  • The last day to submit an application for Summer 2020 graduation is Friday, June 19, 2020. 
  • Summer graduates will be officially awarded by the end of September 2020.
  • Summer credentials should be mailed in October or November of 2020.

Applications for Graduation

Bluegrass Community and Technical College now has ONE online graduation application that will be used for all students for all programs.  Please see your advisor to discuss courses needed to fulfill the curriculum requirements for your program.  They will perform an audit for you to ensure you are ready to apply for graduation.  Then you will need to complete and submit the online graduation application by the deadline stated above.

Please note: Older, paper versions of the graduation applications will be NOT be accepted!

BCTC Online Graduation Application

Attention Graduates!

August and December 2019 Graduates and Candidates for May 2020 Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS! 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 2020. For your reference, we have put together the following schedule of events related to the graduation activities.

Credentials

Credentials will not be issued at the ceremony. They will be mailed to the address indicated in your self-service account approximately eight to twelve weeks after the ceremony.

Rehearsal

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

Graduation Information Sessions
Date Time Room Campus
Wednesday, April 29th  9:00am  Room 117 Lawrenceburg Campus
Wednesday, April 29th 11:30am Room 113 Danville Campus
Wednesday, April 29th 2:30pm Room 106 Georgetown Campus
Friday, May 1st 10:00am Room 230 Oswald Building Cooper Campus
Friday, May 1st 2:00pm Conference Center-Building C Leestown Campus
Wednesday, May 6th 5:30pm Room 106 Classroom Building Newtown Campus
Friday, May 8th 10:00am Room 106 Classroom Building Newtown Campus
Friday, May 8th 2:00pm Room 106 Classroom Building Newtown Campus
Caps and Gowns/Invitations

All students participating in the ceremony will need to purchase a black cap, gown and tassel by noon, Friday, May 8th. These items may be purchased at the BCTC Bookstore located at either the Leestown or Cooper Campus. The cost will be $50.98 plus tax. The caps, gowns and tassels will be available in the bookstore approximately April 1, 2020.

Please note: Gowns come in many different sizes. To ensure a proper fit we suggest you try the gown on before you leave the bookstore.

Information regarding the purchase of invitations will also be available in the bookstore or available online at www.herffjones.com/college. You are under no obligation to order invitations.

Ceremony

The commencement will be held on Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 4:00 pm at the Alumni Coliseum located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. All graduates should report by 3:00 p.m. The coliseum is located at 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky. Directions are located at
http://www.ekusports.com/sports/2008/6/18/GEN_0618084659.aspx?path=gen

Admission tickets are not required to attend the commencement. It is free and open to family, friends, and the public.

Photographs

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 https://studentloans.gov. If you have questions regarding exit loan counseling, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (855) 246-2477 or email your question to bluegrass-financialaid@kctcs.edu

If you have any questions concerning graduation activities feel free to contact us at bluegrass.graduation@kctcs.edu

If you have any questions concerning graduation feel free to contact us at bluegrass.graduation@kctcs.edu