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 11, 2018, at The Wolens Special Events Center (SEC) located on the Corsicana Campus, 3200 W 7th Ave, Corsicana, Texas and Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Ellis County at the Midlothian High School Indoor Arena, 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 11, 2018.

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

Ellis County Graduation Ceremony participants, please plan to report to the Midlothian HS Arena on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Reporting times are by last names.

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. for students with last names A-K
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. (noon) for students with last names L-Z


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 9, 2018. 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 4, 2018 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


Commencement Schedule

Corsicana Campus

at Wolens Special Events Center
Address: 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX

Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.  – Associate in Arts, Associate in Science Degrees
Time: 1:30 p.m.  – Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Certificates

Ellis County Campuses 

Location: Midlothian High School Indoor Arena
Address: 923 S. 9th St, Midlothian, TX

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Students whose last name start with A-K
Time: 1:30 p.m. – Students whose last name start with L-Z

Important Dates & Information
Graduation Application Deadline
March 22
Cap & Gown Pickup
Campus Bookstore
April 9th – May 4th (noon)
Commencement Ceremonies
Associates Degree & Certificates:
May 11 at Corsicana
May 12 at Ellis County
Diploma Pickup
Diploma Mail-out Begins
3 -6 weeks after graduation