Student Information for Commencement

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Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. on the Mays Landing Campus. This year's keynote speaker is the Senior Vice President and Chief Enrollment Officer at Wilmington College in Ohio, Dennis Kelly.

One member of the graduating class is eligible to serve a one-year membership on the college's Board of Trustees. This position is filled through an election process. The elected student will be seated in July 2020 and serve until the following June 2021. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application and return it to the Student Affairs Office or contact Aline Milligan by March 27, 2020.

If you will complete the requirements for your degree by the end of the spring semester, please follow the instructions below.

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To apply for graduation, log in to your WebAdvisor account to complete the degree audit application Online by February 28, 2020. Click on "Students" then "Application for graduation." Complete the Online form, submit and make the $30 payment to complete the process. If you want your name to appear in the newspaper and the Commencement program you must meet the February 28 deadline whether or not you plan to participate in the ceremony.

After receiving your degree audit application with payment, the Enrollment Services staff will complete the audit. You will be notified by mail regarding your eligibility including any outstanding course requirements. STUDENTS WHO ARE SHORT MORE THAN TWO COURSES or HAVE A GPA BELOW A 2.0 WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT.

Diplomas will NOT be handed out at Commencement, you will receive a diploma cover. Once you have completed your degree requirements and have been certified as a graduate, your diploma will be ordered and mailed to you. Please allow three weeks after Commencement to receive your diploma. If you have any questions, please contact Enrollment Services, 609-343-5005, 609-463-4774, ext. 5005, or

If you plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you must purchase a cap and gown. Please follow the instructions under Caps, Gowns and Honor Stoles below to order your cap and gown.

If you previously attended another college or university and have had a transcript sent to Atlantic Cape, review your records on WebAdvisor to verify those courses have been evaluated and added to your records. If any courses are not included, please contact the Admissions Office at 609-343-5006, 609-463-4774, ext. 5006, or email Robyn Berenato.

For questions regarding your:

Caps, Gowns and Honor Stoles

Caps, gowns and honor stoles can be ordered and paid for Online by Friday, March 27, 2020. The cost for a cap, gown, and tassel is $37.00, an extra tassel is $6.99 and the cap only is $7.00. The cost for the honor stole, including a red tassel, is $30.00. See "Honors Criteria" below for eligibility. Payment must be made at the time of order, a $10 late fee will be charged for orders after the deadline. Purchases after March 30 must be made in person at Bookstore on Mays Landing campus with a $10 late fee. Caps and gowns may be picked up at the College Bookstore in Mays Landing with your receipt after May 4th, if ordered by the deadline. Caps and Gowns will not be ordered or sold after May 4, 2020.

If you have difficulty placing an Online order contact the Mays Landing Bookstore:             or call 609-343-5130/609-463-4774, ext. 5130.

Students can order student caps and gowns Online

Full-time, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff Commencement Regalia:

Faculty can order faculty caps and gowns Online

Customer number: 29003916000

Order number: 4304234

If your name appears in the drop-down menu, please select it and verify or edit your information. If your name is not on the drop-down menu, please select "new" and follow the steps.

Bookstore hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Closed for Spring Break March 16 - 21, 2020

A detailed instruction sheet for severe weather will be given to you when you pick up your cap and gown.

graduate standing with diploma

Honors Criteria

You MUST fall under one of the criteria below using your Fall 2019 CGPA to be eligible to wear an honor stole. Spring 2020 grades are not used. There are two CGPA criteria for honor status that can make you eligible to wear an honor stole:

  1. If you entered Atlantic Cape prior to Fall 1994 and have a CGPA of 3.0 or above
  2. If you entered Atlantic Cape during/after Fall 1994 and have a CGPA of 3.5 or above

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