One of the most memorable moments in your life will be receiving your associate’s degree or certificate from Delta College. We celebrate our graduates with a special commencement ceremony once each year. Graduates of the previous summer, fall and winter semesters are encouraged to participate.

Please check back after January 15, 2022 for details on the 2022 Commencement.

Students who participate in the commencement event receive a complementary diploma cover. You must submit your graduation application to the Registrar’s Office no later than March 1 for your name to appear in the commencement program.

Apply for graduation

Before you can graduate, you must make sure all graduation requirements are met and complete/submit a Graduation Application.

    • Any questions pertaining to the completion of the Graduation Application may be directed to a student success advisor.

    • Complete the application filling out the Graduation Application and submitting it electronically (all information must be completed). Incomplete/inaccurate applications will be returned to you, resulting in possible delays in processing/awarding your degree.

    • The deadline to apply for graduation is three months prior to the month you intend to graduate. (Example: if you are graduating in January, the deadline is October 31; February deadline is November 30; etc.)

Caps and gowns

The Delta College Bookstore serves as the distribution agent for commencement apparel and announcements. Delta College graduates will wear environmentally friendly caps and gowns produced of dark green Renew Fabric, which is made from post-consumer plastic bottles. Approximately 27 recycled plastic bottles are used to create one standard size gown.

Commencement apparel and announcements will be available for purchase in the Bookstore from April 1 through May 1. The price of the cap, gown, and tassel set is approximately $30. Announcements are about 50¢ each. Students planning to attend the graduation ceremony must sign the Commencement Participation Roster in the Bookstore so their name will be called during the ceremony.

If you have received a cap and gown from another source, please be sure to sign the participation roster in the Bookstore.
Delta College diploma frames, ranging in price from $80 to $115, are available in the Bookstore. 

If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and interested in a Phi Theta Kappa stole, cords and/or tassel for commencement, you may order graduation accessories from Most orders take two weeks to arrive so please plan accordingly.

Commencement ceremony

Please check back after January 15 for ceremony details.

Diplomas and transcripts

Diplomas for graduates usually arrive four weeks after degree completion and are mailed to the address listed on the graduation application. Only students who have submitted an application for graduation with the Registrar’s Office can expect a diploma or certificate. Complimentary graduate copy transcripts will be included with your diploma/certificate. Additional transcripts must be requested from the Registrar’s Office.

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710