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Commencement Information for August 2020, December 2020 and January 2021 Graduates

Due to the ongoing pandemic and concerns related to large public gatherings, Herkimer County Community College’s 53rd annual Commencement will be held virtually. The ceremony will be streamed live on Friday, May 14, 2021 beginning at 4:00 p.m. for all to view in real-time. Our virtual event will ensure that all graduates and their families and guests, as well as faculty and staff, are able to share in the celebration in a safe manner.

STOLES & CORDS: The College will ship stoles and cords to eligible students who register online to participate in the virtual ceremony.*

Honors Stoles: Graduates with a cumulative 3.8 GPA or higher (as of completion of winter 2020 semester) are entitled to a gold honors stole. The College will mail honors stoles to eligible students.* Questions related to eligibility for honors stoles should be directed to the Registrar’s office at (315) 574-4037 or registrar@herkimer.edu.

First Generation Cords: Herkimer College defines “first generation” students as those whose parents or guardians have not attained a college degree. If you are a “first generation” student, you may wear white cords as part of your academic regalia. We will ship white cords to those students who identify themselves as first generation.*

Phi Theta Kappa Cords: Phi Theta Kappa members in good standing are eligible to wear blue and gold cords. They will be mailed to eligible students.* Any questions related to PTK cords should be emailed to adviser Vicki Brown(brownvl@herkimer.edu).

Honors Program Cords: Honors Program graduates are eligible to wear gold cords. Professor Jennifer Herzog will provide eligible students with Honors Program cords.* Questions related to Honors Program cords should be emailed to Professor Herzog (herzogja@herkimer.edu).

U.S. Veterans Cords: Veterans of the armed forces are eligible to receive red, white and blue cords. If you believe you are eligible for Veterans cords, please email a copy of your DD214 to John Lasher (lasherja@herkimer.edu).

Please check our commencement page frequently for details and updates. www.herkimer.edu/commencement

General questions about the virtual commencement ceremony can be directed to: Rebecca Ruffing (ruffingrj@herkimer.edu) or Vicki Brown (brownvl@herkimer.edu)

Congratulations on your graduation!