Commencement “Walk” Details

Congratulations as you prepare for graduation. Your hard work, determination, and perseverance are evident as you stand on the threshold of this major accomplishment.

The commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, May 12, 2017, at The Wolens Special Events Center (SEC) located on the Corsicana Campus, 3200 W 7th Ave, Corsicana, Texas or Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the Midlothian Indoor Arena at Midlothian High School, 923 S 9th St in Midlothian, Texas. Please be advised your selected location for graduation is final.

Seating for guests is limited, so please encourage your guests to arrive early.


Corsicana Graduation Ceremony participants, please plan to report to Gibson Hall, located just north of the SEC, promptly at your designated time Friday, May 12, 2017.

  • 8:30 a.m. for all AA, AS, and AAT Degrees
  • 12:00 p.m. for all AAS and Certificates

Ellis County Graduation Ceremony participants, please plan to report to the Multi-Purpose Gym (Rubber Gym) in the Midlothian Indoor Arena, promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017.


Please arrive in cap and gown. There will be no rehearsal, so your prompt arrival is absolutely essential. The commencement ceremony is a special occasion, remembered for years to come. With this in mind, please dress accordingly. Caps may not be decorated for the ceremony.

Cap & Gown

Your cap and gown may be picked up in the bookstore beginning Monday, April 3, 2017. All participants that have selected Corsicana as your graduation location, may pick up your cap and gown in the Corsicana or Mexia bookstore. If you have selected Ellis County, please see the bookstore on the Waxahachie or Midlothian Campuses. There is no charge for your cap and gown, and you do not need to be measured in advance. Bookstore personnel will be pleased to assist you in ordering your graduation announcements and scheduling photographs. You must have your cap and gown picked up by Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00 noon.


Diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on your application for graduation approximately 3 – 6 weeks following the graduation ceremony. If you are completing hours for your degree during the summer sessions, your diploma will be mailed approximately 3 weeks after all summer grades have been officially posted.

Congratulations again, on your educational accomplishments! If you have questions regarding the commencement ceremony please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions & Records by emailing

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Commencement Schedule

Corsicana Campus

at Wolens Special Events Center

Friday, May 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. – Associate in Arts, Associate in Science Degrees
1:30 p.m. – Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Certificates

Ellis County Campuses 

Location: Midlothian High School Indoor Area

Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00 a.m. – All degrees

Important Dates & Information
Graduation Application Deadline
March 23 for Associates (Spring)
Cap & Gown Pickup
Campus Bookstore
April 3rd – May 5th (noon)
Commencement Ceremonies
Associates Degree & Certificates:
May 12 at Corsicana
May 13 at Ellis County
Diploma Pickup
Diploma Mail-out Begins
3 -6 weeks after graduation
Download Commencement Program