2023 Fall Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony Application:

Potential graduates will be sent a commencement email to their AC student email accounts.  There is no application to attend the ceremony.  Graduates will receive all communications related to their graduation instructions via their student email.  

Students who have not received final graduation instructions by December 11th, but believe that they should be graduating/participating in this ceremony, should contact their advisor.

Final Instructions will be emailed to graduates no later than December 11th.

Fall 2023 Ceremony Date and Times:

Date: December 15th, 2023 (Friday)
Location: Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum
Time: 7:00 PM

  • Purchase your cap and gown at the Badger Central Bookstore.
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Associate Degrees:  those earning an associate degree (AA, AS, AAS) may purchase their yokes in the bookstore as well.
  • Register with Candid Color Photography for your graduation photo proofs. Registering now enables your proofs to be emailed to you after the commencement ceremony. No purchase is necessary to register to view your proofs. 
  • Invitations, Class rings, and more may be purchased at

Register for Photo Proofs

Summer Graduates:

Summer 2023 graduates will be invited to walk in the Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony. 

Commencement Ceremony Livestream:

If you can't join us in person, please join the Livestream!

Graduation Application:

Students do not need to apply to receive a diploma. 


Once all degree requirements are complete and the semester is complete, the record will be updated for graduation purposes. Once a student is officially graduated, we will announce to the student via email how the student can receive the diploma. Attending commencement is not a requirement to receive a diploma.

Students have up to one year to claim the diploma prior to the student being charged a diploma reprint fee. 

Diploma reprints: There is a $15 fee for diploma reprints.  Dipoma reprints can be requested using the Diploma Reprint form in the Forms Section of Student Information.


Contact Us

Washington Street Campus, Enrollment Center
P.O. Box 447
724 W. 24th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79109
Fax: (806) 371-5066


Monday - Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 1pm
Saturday: Closed

Please check the Master Calendar for school holidays and closures.