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Anoka-Ramsey Community College hosts commencement for graduates at the end of Spring Semester.  The deadlines for submitting a graduation application are as follows:

       Fall Semester:  DEADLINE is July 1
       Spring Semester: DEADLINE is November 1
       Summer Semester: DEADLINE is April 1

All associate degree graduates are invited to participate to in the Commencement Ceremony to celebrate your hard work and achievements! Students who have submitted graduation applications for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, or Summer 2015 are welcome to participate in the ceremony.


Graduation Planning

NOTE: Information will be updated as necessary. Students are encouraged to check their college email and this website regularly.

Students who have completed their degree requirements in Fall 2014 and students who plan to complete their degree requirements in Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 are eligible and encouraged to participate in the annual commencement ceremony. To participate, students must follow the steps identified below.

  1. Students must submit a Graduation Application . 
  2. Students who have submitted a graduation application and met the graduation criteria will receive an invitation letter and a Participation Card for the commencement ceremony. 
  3. Students must submit a completed Participation Card to attend the commencement ceremony.
  4. Purchase a graduate cap, tassel and gown set at the Bookstore.
    • Students participating in the ceremony must wear cap, tassel and gown.
    • Students will receive 2 free commencement invitations with purchase.
    • Optional items available from the Bookstore include additional commencement invitations, Honors Braid (Cambridge Campus only, must meet eligibility criteria), and Phi Theta Kappa Tassel and Stole (must meet eligibility criteria)
  5. Confirm or update your current mailing address online here.
  6. Participating students will receive additional information regarding commencement ceremony based on their home campus.  
  7. Students will have photography opportunities at each campus.      

Grad Finale

By attending Grad Finale, you will be able to conveniently accomplish the remaining preparation activities at one time. Staff will be present to assist you and answer your questions.

Grad Finale Coon Rapids Campus - Click here for Grad Finale information.

Diploma Information


Diplomas are ordered for all graduates at the end of the term, after all applicants have been evaluated. Fall graduate diplomas are mailed in February, spring graduate diplomas are mailed in July, and summer graduate are mailed their diplomas in mid-September. Diplomas are mailed to the address on file; graduates should verify their address information online and update it as necessary.
Diploma Covers will be given out at the commencement ceremony. If you would like a cover and do not intend to participate in the ceremony, email Rhonda Kern or call 763-433-1362. Please verify your address information online and update it if necessary.



Commencement Ceremony
Jason Siems (Cambridge)
Ravae Anderson (Coon Rapids)

Diploma Covers
Rhonda Kern


To print forms regarding
Commencement click here:
Student Printable Forms