Graduation & Commencement

Congratulations on your accomplishments here at Normandale Community College!

You deserve to be very proud of this significant academic achievement. It is exciting to consider graduating and moving on to the next phase of your life.

For those of you earning a two-year associate degree or a certificate program, we invite you and your family to celebrate your accomplishments at our annual Commencement Ceremony.

What is the difference between graduation and commencement?

  • Graduation: Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript.
  • Commencement: Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree or certificate. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not imply that you have officially graduated.