55th Annual Commencement - Class of 2021
August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021 graduates will be honored during the Triton College 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony.
Please review the list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and responses that have been developed to better assist you in preparation for this year's Triton College Commencement Ceremony.
When do I have to submit my Graduation Petition?
The August 2020 graduation petition deadline was June 15, 2020. The December 2020 graduation petition deadline was September 15, 2020. The May 2021 graduation petition deadline was Saturday, February 14, 2021. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3733, 3559 or 3444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and where is the Commencement Ceremony?
The 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony has been reimagined to maintain the spirit of a traditional ceremony while remaining compliant with social distancing guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, graduates will be scheduled throughout the day to arrive at the Triton College Performing Arts Center, 2000 5th Ave., Building R, River Grove IL 60171 based on their program of study. Two guests will be allowed to accompany each graduate in the auditorium while maintaining proper social distancing. Video footage of each graduate walking across the stage and receiving a diploma cover will be assembled to produce a full-length commencement ceremony video which will be debuted on Triton’s YouTube channel on a future date. To participate, graduates must order their cap and gown.
How do I order my cap & gown?
To participate in this year’s reimagined commencement ceremony, please place your order for your cap and gown at www.triton.edu/capandgownorder by 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021. Caps and gowns are provided FREE to participants, compliments of Triton College
Curbside pick-up will be available on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 2 – 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in front of Building H.
I have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, will I receive an Honors Medallion?
An Honors Medallion will be included with your cap and gown order if you met the following cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:
High Honors Gold Ribbon Medallion
Associates Degree – Cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 4.0
Honors Red Ribbon Medallion
Associates Degree – Cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 3.74
Honors Blue Ribbon Medallion
Certificate – GPA 3.50 to 4.0
Can I wear additional regalia or dressings with my cap and gown? Can I draw on or embellish my cap?
Only academic regalia issued by the institution's cap and gown company will be permitted. No additional dressings on the gown are permitted in this formal ceremony, except for honors medallions, Phi Theta Kappa tassels, stoles and cords and Kappa Beta Delta tassels, stoles and cords. You may embellish the top of your cap as long as it is tasteful. Offensive words or images will not be permitted in the ceremony and a new cap/tassel must be purchased on-site for $10 each plus tax, cash only.
When will I receive my degree or certificate?
Depending on what you selected on your Application for Graduation, your actual diploma or certificate will either be mailed or ready to pick up from our Records Office, room B-220, 6-8 weeks after your last date of attendance. For questions regarding your diploma or certificate, please email email@example.com. Graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony will only receive a diploma cover on May 15, 2021.