WCC Hosts December Completion Celebration for Graduating Students

The end of the semester at WCC marks the end of the college experience for the students who are preparing to graduate. On Dec. 14 at 4 P.M., WCC will host a degree completion ceremony in the Physical Education Building’s gymnasium to commemorate the hard work of those receiving their associates degree or certificate.

“Finally graduating from WCC is definitely a burden off of shoulders,” says Jarett Diaz. “Two years of hard work finally paying off.”

According to the WCC website, graduating students are advised to arrive between 3:00 P.M. to 3:45 P.M., where, upon arrival, ushers will guide them to their seats. At 3:45 P.M., the doors will open for guests, and the ceremony will begin shortly after. Parking lots 8, 9, and 10 will be available for parking, providing plenty of space for students and their families.

In case inclement weather causes the college to close for the day, the ceremony will be held the following day on Friday, Dec. 15th, at the same time. The ceremony is expected to run from 4 P.M.-6 P.M. In case of any questions, one should call the Department of Student Involvement at (914)-606-6731, or visit them in Student Center Room 108.

For those planning on graduating next semester and are not sure of the requirements, visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/academics/graduation/checklist/ for a checklist. Graduating students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and have completed the courses required for their associate degree or certificate.

Once the qualifications are confirmed with the students’ respective Curriculum Chair, they can then log on to http://www.sunywcc.edu/CMS/wp-content/uploads/ps/HowtoApplyforGraduationOnline.pdf to apply for graduation.

Graduation is an exciting time for students, as they have a range of options after their time at WCC. There’s options of transferring to a four-year college and continuing one’s studies, taking on internships or job interviews, travelling, military service, and other opportunities just waiting to be utilized by the accomplished students.

I will be transferring to a four year University, with more wisdom than high school bestowed upon me,” said Diaz.

To those graduating this December: congratulations on the completion of your studies at WCC, and may those students enjoy the rest of their time here.

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