2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony

NOTE: Updated information will be released soon regarding the 2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony


Can't make it to graduation?

You can watch the commencement ceremony LIVE. Click the button below to tune in to the 2020 Spring/Summer 2020 Commencement ceremony. 



Congratulations future AC graduates!

The 2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony will feature our 2020 spring graduates and 2020 summer graduates. 


Graduation Ceremony Information

  • Graduation Date:  Friday, May 15, 2020

Ceremony Start Time:

  • *3 PM - Health Services and Industry Communities
    *7 PM - Business, Computer Information Systems, Creative Arts, Education, Liberal Arts, Public Service, and STEM Communities
    NOTE: Due to fire code restrictions and the need to get an accurate chair count - graduates will not be allowed to switch ceremonies. 

NOTE:  If you have not received any graduation or ceremony information by early March and believe you should be graduating, please contact the Registrar's Office no later than 3/31/2020. 
(The final graudation instructions will be sent out prior to May 1, 2020.)

  • Commencement Ceremony Location:
    The ceremony will occur in the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. Guests should enter through Civic Center entrances #1-#8 and report to the Coliseum. Students should refer to their final graduation letter for check-in reporting instructions. 
  • Guest Arrival and Ticket Information:
    Guests do not currently need a ticket to attend their graduate's ceremony. 

    Arrival time information and door information has been sent out to the graduate's email addresses.

    Guests are encouraged to arrive early due to the fact that the Civic Center tends to host multiple same-day events.
  • Graduate Student Commencement Arrival and Line-Up Instructions
    All students, on the graduation list, should receive a graduation email and letter containing their general graduation information by early March. The detailed graduation instructions will be sent to each student's email address prior to May 1, 2020. 
  • Parking:
    Parking is available in the Civic Center's parking lots. Graduates have been sent a Civic Center map with parking information. An expanded Civic Center map is also provided here
  • Graduate Application: Students do not need to apply to graduate. Once all degree requirements are complete, the record will be updated for graduation purposes.

    Spring graduates and summer graduates on track to complete all coursework and degree requirements by the end of the spring or summer 2020 term, will be sent a letter showing their pending graduation status and any missing (if applicable) courses. Students can bring this letter from the Registrar's Office to the AC Bookstore to purchase their cap/gown.

    If summer graduates who wish to walk in the spring ceremony have not heard anything by March 31, 2020 they should contact their academic advisor. 

Commencement Day Instructions and Brochure

Students who have not received communication exactly one month prior to the ceremony are not guaranteed to appear in the brochure. Students who have not received communication by May 1, 2020 will not be guaranteed to have a name card ready at check in. 


Find out more about ordering your cap, gown, and hood as well as the do's and don't of how to wear your graduation regalia here



After all student records receive a final evaluation (no later than 10 days following the end of the appropriate, graduating term), one diploma will be made available, at no cost, to the graduate for a period of up to one year succeeding the student's official graduation date. After a one-year period has passed or for students who misplace a diploma or need multiple copies of a diploma, a $15 fee will be charged for each copy or additional copy.

Students will be notified when diplomas are available for pick up from Amarillo College's Washington Street AskAC counter. Graduates who live out of town and are unable to pick up a copy of their diploma in person can email for information requests related to diploma pickup.

Please Note: The blue diploma covers are only provided to students who attend the Amarillo College commencement ceremony.

Graduation Photos

Please visit Candid Color Photography to view and order your graduation photos.

  1. Click "View My Proofs" button.
  2. Click "Graduation" button.
  3. Click your school link.
  4. Enter LAST NAME.


Faculty and administrators will receive communications related to Commencement from the Academic Affairs division and/or President's Office.

Diagram for Faculty Processional