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Heartland Community College

Commencement Ceremony

Graduation is a big deal. Let's celebrate!

Join us for the HCC Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony!


All students who have completed a degree or certificate during the 2022-2023 academic year are invited to participate in the spring Commencement ceremony. After completeing your application for graduation, you will be asked to confirm your attendance in your student center. 

We will be hosting our commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 19th at the Grossinger Motors Arena in Downtown Bloomington. Commencement will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Graduates will be allowed to invite friends and family to this milestone. 

As always, the safety and health of our students is our top priority. We will be continually assessing the current situation and guidelines. If there would be any changes in our event planning, we will keep you updated. 

Friday, May 19, 2023
6:30 p.m.

If you initially indicated you were not planning to participate in the commencement ceremony and later decide you would like to participate, contact HCC Records Office. 


Since we are going to be back at the Grossinger Motors Arena, we will have plenty of seats for your guests. At this time, there is no limit to how many guests you can bring to celebrate with you. 

Clear Bag Policy

At the Grossinger Motors Arena, there will be a "clear bag policy" for you and your guests. When you recieve your cap and gown, we will provide you with a clear bag to use, but we recommend letting your guests know that they will need to use a clear bag for their belongings on the day of Commencement.
More information about the clear bag policy here.

Receiving Your Diploma

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Participation in the commencement ceremony does not automatically ensure you have earned a degree, certificate or diploma.
  • Graduation audits are completed as soon as possible following the ceremony for spring and summer candidates.
  • Diplomas will be mailed to you approximately 3-5 weeks after all final grades are posted and all financial obligations have been met.

Contact Us


Records Office
CCB 1600
Phone: 309-268-8071

Commencement Ceremony

Student Engagement Office
SCB 1606
Phone: 309-268-8026