Graduation | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Applying for Graduation and Information for Recent Graduates

Graduation is an exciting time. Your hard work has led you here and now you are ready to continue your AMBITIOUS JOURNEY. This page will help guide you in your next steps.

Westmoreland will be holding its annual Graduation Walk on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 1 p.m.   

If you will be attending the Graduation Walk, please complete and submit the Graduation Walk RSVP form -  Graduation Walk RSVP.  The deadline to submit the form is April 15, 2023.   You are permitted to bring four guests to the Graduation Walk.  Please include the names of your four guests on the RSVP form.   Please continue to watch your Westmoreland student email for additional information. 

Cap and Gown Pickup - For Commencement 2023, your cap and gown pick up will take place in the Student Achievement Center on the Youngwood campus. As the dates get closer, we will announce the locations. The dates and times for Cap and Gown pickup are as follows:

  • Monday, April 17 - Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18 - 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Wednesday, April 19 - 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20 - Noon to 2 p.m.

Application for Graduation:

Have you applied for Graduation? Please review these requirements:

  • Deadline to apply for spring 2023 and summer 2023 graduation is February 15, 2023 if you would like your name to appear in the Grad Walk program.   The application is available below and you can apply to graduate after this date.   
  • Complete the requirements for your program of study as listed in the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment or any subsequent catalog including the current one. 
  • Earn at least 50 percent of credential requirements at Westmoreland County Community College under faculty instruction and evaluation. This does not include transfer credits, credits awarded for CLEP and other standardized exams, credit by exam or portfolio. *
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better in all course work. 
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the college. 
  • File an application for graduation

Notes: Those who fail to meet graduation requirements must notify the Records Office to reactivate their graduation files.  You can still apply for Graduation. Developmental courses (those courses which have course numbers below 100) carry no quality points, may not be used to meet graduation requirements and will not transfer to all senior institutions.


2022 Commencement and Grad Walk

Grad Walk 2022 was an incredible day. We hope that all of our graduates had a great day. Please feel free to watch the 2022 ceremony. You can do this via the link below. 

2022 Ceremony 

Congratulations Graduates! Good luck on your AMBITIOUS JOURNEY!