Graduation & Commencement

2021 In-person outdoor & virtual commencement ceremonies

Jamestown Community College is thrilled to honor our graduates with both an outdoor ceremony and virtual ceremony. Each graduating class has worked hard for their achievements and deserves to be recognized.

The graduates from the following classes and pending Spring 2021 graduates are encouraged to participate in our in-person and virtual events:

  • Summer 2019
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Summer 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021

In-person outdoor ceremony

Join JCC at our in-person outdoor ceremony and walk across the stage.

  • Cattaraugus County Campus: Saturday, May 15, 2021 | Clock tower (time dependent on program/degree)
  • Jamestown Campus: Sunday, May 16, 2021 | Pondside (time dependent on program/degree)

The outdoor ceremony will follow health and safety guidelines from public health agencies. After you RSVP, we will email you additional details, including your arrival time, location, guest information, accessibility, and health and safety protocols. In-person event subject to change.

  • There are no formal tickets for this event. The confirmation email confirms your attendance.
  • There is no limit to the number of guests you are able to bring with you to this event*, but all members of your party must stay together at all times. *Subject to change if COVID-19 protocols change.

RSVP for commencement and order your cap and gown by April 30.

Virtual ceremony

In addition to the outdoor commencement ceremony, we will host a virtual commencement on Friday, May 14, 2021, where we’ll recognize our graduates and feature guest speakers. Your family and friends are encouraged to join us virtually for the celebration.

The virtual ceremony will be available to view on this page at 6 p.m. on May 14.

All graduates are included by name in the virtual ceremony. To personalize your graduate slide, upload your photo by May 2.

If you plan to graduate this May be sure to complete the graduation application in Blackboard.