Isothermal Community College


Adult High School Graduation

The official graduation exercises for AHS/GED graduates will be held May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Frank and Mabel West Auditorium, The Center for Learning and Arts – The Foundation.  

Things you need to know for graduation:


Rehersal - 1:30 p.m. Meet in The Foundation wearing casual dress. Do not wear your caps and gowns.                                          

Dress in cap/gown - 6:00 p.m. Seminar A

Group Pictures for the newspapers - 6:20 p.m.       

Commencement Ceremony - 7:00 p.m.                  


Women wear dark dress, skirt or slacks, dark shoes. Men wear dark pants, white shirt and tie, dark shoes.

Gown should be pressed with cool iron or steamed. Mortarboard must be worn flat on your head with the point between your eyes in the center of your brow.  Use black bobby pins if needed to secure mortarboard. Tassels are worn on the right and then switched to the left when the President offers congratulations and instructs you to turn your tassel.


Please take care of any financial deficiencies, library fines and overdue books before practice. 


We will not be responsible for your valuables. Leave them with family or friends. Also, please turn off your cell phones.


Distractions can make a graduation ceremony unpleasant. Please remind family and friends to keep children and babies as quiet as possible and not to enter and exit the Auditorium during the ceremonies.


Each graduate will be assigned a position for the processional and will be seated accordingly. The marshals will seat graduates in the reserved area of the Auditorium. During the processional, please be sensitive to good posture, hold your head high, and keep your eyes straight ahead. When your name is called, stand at the platform for your degree to be announced and then move to diploma table to shake hands with the President with your right hand and accept your diploma with your left. Follow the line of march back to your seat and immediately sit down.

Blue Covers Diploma: 

After the ceremonies you will receive an empty diploma cover.

Special Needs: 

To make arrangements for yourself and/or any family member with disabilities who will attend the ceremony, contact Alfreda Lindsay at 395-1732. Accessible seating for family members is on a first come first serve basis.