HACC holds fall and spring Commencement ceremonies.

Students may participate in the fall Commencement ceremony if they are eligible to graduate in the fall semester.

Students may participate in the spring Commencement ceremony if they are eligible to graduate in the spring or summer semesters.

The ceremony you attend depends on when you complete your last class and graduation application.

Please apply to graduate by the following dates to ensure your name is included in the Commencement program book:

Fall Commencement ceremony Spring Commencement ceremony
Oct. 1 March 1

To apply to graduate, please log in to YOUR myHACC account and select “Apply to Graduate” on the Student tab. Students can also submit a graduation application (pdf) to the Registrar's Office by mail, email or fax:

  • Email: record@hacc.edu
  • Mail: Registrar’s Office
    HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
    One HACC Drive
    Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
  • Fax: 717-901-4296

Students who are graduating in the fall semester will receive Commencement information in October. You will receive a final confirmation email in late November.

Students who are graduating in the spring semester will receive Commencement information in mid-March. You will receive a final confirmation in late April.

Students who are interested in serving as student speaker at their Commencement ceremony should do the following:

  1. Apply to be the student speaker. The application can be found under “Commencement Information” on the Student tab of myHACC.
  2. Compose a three-minute speech for the review of a faculty committee.

The chosen student speaker will be contacted with additional information.

You can purchase YOUR cap, gown, and other Commencement gear from HACC's bookstore.

HACC will mail your diploma upon completion of the requested program when final grades are posted for the appropriate semester.

Expected graduation When you will receive YOUR diploma
Fall semester January
Spring semester June
Summer semester September

Please note this process may take up to four weeks.

To get immediate verification of your degree completion, please request an official transcript. Your unofficial transcript will also indicate your degree award.

You join the network of thousands of fellow alumni across the globe as part of the HACC Alumni Association! There is no charge to join, and your membership begins upon graduation. You may purchase a $25 Alumni College Card annual membership to receive special benefits. Please learn more about YOUR HACC Alumni Association online.

For questions related to HACC’s Commencement ceremonies, please contact Commencement@hacc.edu.

Learn more about our fall 2020 Commencement ceremony
Learn more about our spring 2020 Commencement ceremony.

Learn more about HACC’s spring 2021 virtual Commencement ceremony!


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