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 and fall semesters and those who plan to graduate in the winter semester are encouraged to participate. Students graduating in the current spring/summer semester are also welcome to attend.

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.

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 beginning approximately one month prior to the ceremony. Please check back at a later date for additional information.

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.

Academic Procedures

  • Caps are worn with the tops in a horizontal position, not tilted. Tassels are worn on the right side.
  • Men wear caps throughout the program except during the Invocation. When in doubt, follow the example of the Academic Community on the platform.
  • Women do not remove caps during the ceremony.
  • Valuables should be left with relatives or friends.
  • All graduates must wear caps and gowns.

Commencement ceremony

Please check back in January 2024 for ceremony details.

Diplomas and transcripts

Diplomas for graduates usually arrive within four weeks after degree completion and are mailed to the address on file. Only students who have submitted an application for graduation with the Registrar’s Office can expect a diploma or certificate. A complimentary graduate copy transcript will be included with your diploma/certificate. Additional or official transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710