Commencement is the ceremony that honors graduating students. Commencement refers to the start of something, and in an academic context, this ceremony signifies you're starting your career and the next phase of your life. Graduating from college and walking across the stage in your commencement ceremony are two different things, but they’re intertwined. College graduation marks the completion of your degree requirements, while commencement celebrates those accomplishments and looks toward the future. If you’re interested in working toward these milestones, please contact Kevin Contreras,, or visit our Future Students web page to learn more about the degrees and programs that can put you on the path to success.