Graduation at Odessa College

Graduates, your cap and gown has been RESERVED for you!  One cap & gown set is FREE to graduates who qualify and commit to participating in the ceremony. Contact the Graduation Advisor or your Program Chair to learn more.

Odessa College confers degrees and certificates in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters

A Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony is held twice a year in May and December.  Students completing degree requirements during the fall or midwinter are invited to participate in the fall graduation ceremony. Students who complete requirements in the spring, Maymester, or summer terms are invited to participate in the spring graduation ceremony unless unusual circumstances prevent such participation.

Students working toward a degree or certificate should consult with their Student Success Coach and faculty advisor early in their academic career to ensure that all required courses are being completed. The student is responsible for reviewing Student Planner (through Web Advisor) to track their academic progress.

Before You Confirm Your Graduation

  • Consult with your Student Success Coach to ensure you are:
    • Listed in correct program and catalog year
    • Have completed or are registered for all courses
    • Confirming for the appropriate graduation term
  • Verify your mailing address in Student Planner User Profile

Graduation Deadlines

While we do not have an actual deadline for graduation, students must confirm their graduation in Student Planner at least six weeks prior to the commencement date, as listed on the academic calendar, to have their names listed in the program.

A graduation status email is sent to each eligible graduate to notify of holds, honors status, and lacking courses.  Students MUST clear all holds and have completed all requirements to receive a diploma or certificate. 

Important Dates

18/SP Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for May 12, 2018.  The location will be: Ector County Coliseum at 10:00 AM Your personalized email from the Graduation Advisor will tell you which time your ceremony will be held. Graduates need to arive one hour prior to the ceremony start time.

To have your name in the program, confirm your graduation by April 6, 2018.

CONFIRM Your Graduation Information Here (Student Planner)

Diploma Delivery

Immediately following the ceremony, for students who have cleared all holds and completed all requirements.

For students completing in a mini-mester or summer term, call ahead to pick up diploma or ask for it to be mailed.


Email the Graduation Advisor at or call 432-335-6404.