Applications are now being accepted for May 2018 graduation. The deadline to apply for a May 2018 degree is Friday, February 9, 2018.

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 2018. For your reference, we have put together the following schedule of events related to the graduation activities.

Applications for Graduation

  • Please see your advisor to prepare and submit a graduation application and an audit to the Student Records Office by Friday, February 9, 2018.
  • Applications will only be accepted with an audit sheet and the advisor's signature.
  • Please see your advisor. They will help with an unofficial audit to make sure you are ready to apply.
  • Please keep the paper records (including the audit) from the advisor for yourself. The Student Records Office will contact you if we need further information.


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


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.

Tuesday, April 24 10:00 am Room 113 Danville Campus
Tuesday, April 24 3:30 pm Room 106 Georgetown Campus
Wednesday, April 25 11:00 am Room 117 Lawrenceburg Campus
Friday, April 27 10:00 am Room 203 Oswald Cooper Campus
Friday, April 27 2:00 pm Conference Center-Building C Leestown Campus
Wednesday, May 2 5:30 pm Room 106 Classroom Building (NCB) Newtown Campus
Friday, May 4 10:00 am Room 102 Science Education Center (NSEC) Newtown Campus
Friday, May 4 2:00 pm Room 102 Science Education Center (NSEC) Newtown Campus


Can't attend a session?

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 is $50.98 plus tax. The caps, gowns and tassels will be available in the bookstore beginning April 2, 2018. Information regarding the purchase of invitations will also be available in the bookstore or available online with HERFF JONES


The commencement will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 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.

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 with 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