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  • Dates

    June 4, 2022

  • Time

    10 AM EDT 

    There will be only one ceremony at 10AM.

  • Location

    Covelli Centre, 229 E Front St, Youngstown, OH 44503

  • Live Stream



Date: Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm ET
Location: EGCC Youngstown Campus 101 E Federal St, Youngstown, OH 44503
Details: 2022 Graduates are welcomed to EGCC’s Grad Fest Block Party to celebrate YOU! Come check out the Youngstown Campus, shop at the Gator Store, pick up your Commencement Ceremony tickets, meet the people from the Alumni Association, SGA, TRIO, Career Development, eat, drink, and more.

Online Commencement Ceremony Details

Date: Sunday, June 5th 2022

Time: 3:00 PM ET

Location: EGCC YouTube Channel

EGCC on YouTube

Details: Those not able to attend the in-person Commencement Ceremony on June 4th are welcome to watch the Online Commencement Ceremony. This ceremony honors all graduates of the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 semesters. Please note that this ceremony is prerecorded and is not interactive. Students who attended the in-person ceremony can also watch and celebrate via the online ceremony. All graduates can purchase the cap, gown, and tassel and order your diploma cover and honors medallion (if applicable) (links on graduation webpage and below) for personal use.

Valuables Statement

Students will be seated as they check-in by EGCC or Covelli Centre staff.
All valuables will need to be kept with the graduate or guests accompanying the graduate.

Graduation Candidacy Request Form

To be completed by the CANDIDATE:

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2022 Graduation Kit

Showcase your Gator Grad pride in 2022! Click below for your all of your social/print media needs.

2022 Graduation Checklist

Follow the checklist below to finish the final steps in completing your education at EGCC.

Step 1 Determine Your Eligibility for Graduation

Review your Academic Plan

You will need to review your Academic Plan located on your student portal to see if you have completed all course requirements.  If you would like to speak with an Academic Advisor to assist you, you can also do that!

Am I Eligible to Participate in the 2022 Commencement Ceremony?

Students who complete certificates or associate degree programs during Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 semesters are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on June 4, 2022

Step 2 Complete a Graduation Application

Completing the graduation application will:

  1. Initiate the review of your degree requirements to show you have officially completed a program.
  2. Allow you to participate in the commencement ceremony if you apply by the deadline of May 1, 2022.
  3. Help EGCC track the success of its programs and graduates.

How Do I Apply for Graduation?

  1. Register for your last semester of classes.
  2. After you have registered for your last semester of classes, complete the online graduation application above and survey for each program from which you are eligible to graduate.

Step 3 Check Your EGCC Email

Check your EGCC email often. All EGCC Graduation Emails will be sent to your student email address only.

Emails to watch for:

  • An email letting you know the status of your graduation application.

If you do not receive this email within 30 days of submitting your graduation application, contact the Graduation department at [email protected]

  • An email with information about purchasing your cap and gown.

Step 4 Purchase Your Cap & Gown

  • If a student wants to participate in the 2022 graduation convocation, students must order a cap and gown
  • Once ordered, caps and gowns will be shipped directly to the student

You are not required to participate in the commencement ceremony to graduate from EGCC. However, we encourage all graduates to attend. The commencement ceremony is a time to celebrate all you’ve accomplished!

If you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony, you will need to purchase a cap, gown, and tassel using this link: https://colleges.herffjones.com/college/egcc/

Please make sure you use this vendor as they are the only EGCC commencement ceremony approved vendor.

A note on Cap Decorations

Cap decorations are allowed; however, EGCC reserves the right to require you to remove any alterations deemed inappropriate by authorized college officials before you are permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Examples of inappropriate embellishment include, but are not limited to:

  • Caps with vulgar language, inappropriate vocabulary, or photos/graphic images.
  • Caps with lights, balloons, and other items could pose a safety hazard.
  • Decorations that obstruct the view of people seated behind the graduate.

Designs with vertical structures or décor; elements used in the design must lay as flat to the cap as possible.

Step 5 Celebrate at the Commencement Ceremony!

Eastern Gateway celebrates the graduation of our students once a year in June for our Fall, Spring, and Summer graduates of that academic year.

To participate in the commencement ceremony, graduates must fill out the graduation application above by the graduation application deadline (May 1, 2022) and purchase their cap and gown.

Bookmark this page for more 2022 Commencement Ceremony updates.

Step 6 Your Diploma & Honors Medallion

You should receive your diploma in the mail approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation. Please make sure your address is updated with the Registrar’s office. Diplomas will be mailed directly to the student. 

Students who graduate with honors will be recognized with an Honors Medallion they can wear during the Commencement Ceremony. The Honors Medallion will be provided upon check-in. Graduating with honors is based on your cumulative GPA from your academic career at EGCC. All honors graduates will receive the same medallion. 

Cum Laude 3.5-3.74

Magna Cum Laude 3.75-3.89

Summa Cum Laude 3.9-4.0

Students who do not participate in the Commencement Ceremony can purchase a diploma cover and/or Honors Medallion using one of the stores below:

Note: You will only pay for shipping.

Step 7 Transcripts

Once your last semester grades are available and posted to your transcript, the Dean’s offices will review graduates for final approval. Once final approval is given, your transcript will be updated with a graduated status showing your graduation date. We cannot update your transcript until the Dean gives the final approval. You will receive an email regarding this. 

If you require a final transcript once your graduation status has been posted, you can order an official EGCC transcript to be sent by mail or electronically. Click here to order your transcript.

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