DSLCC Student Services determines each student’s readiness for graduation and establishes an attendance roster for commencement based on the online Application for Graduation. Final readiness is determined after final grades for each semester have been entered and reviewed. DSLCC Student Services will notify individuals as soon as possible if they have not successfully completed all requirements for graduation.

Commencement ceremonies are held once a year in May. All spring graduates and students who graduated the preceding fall and summer are strongly encouraged to participate in commencement.