2021 Parkland College Graduation

2021 Graduation

Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions, Parkland College’s traditional graduation ceremony and graduate portrait services are not possible this year. Instead, Parkland College will be providing the following services for our graduates.

All information contained on this page is tentative and subject to change.


Virtual Graduation Ceremony

A virtual ceremony to recognize the graduates of 2021 was released on Wednesday, June 16. Watch it now!

Graduation Diploma Package Mail-Out

Every Parkland College graduate will receive a graduation diploma package mail-out. Due to the staggered end dates of programs for the 2020-2021 year, the dates of the distribution of the grad package mail-outs will vary by program.

Each package includes:

  • The graduate’s diploma/certificate
  • Parkland College alumni pin
  • Commemorative graduation program
  • Souvenir grad cap and tassel

Graduation Portraits

Graduate Responsibilities


Confirm your mailing address

Confirm your permanent mailing address for your graduation diploma package mail-out with your Program Assistant. If you are planning to move in the near future, please provide an address of a family member or friend from whom you can pick up your graduation package.


University students

If you are a university student who is eligible to graduate, you must complete the graduation registration form. This form has also been emailed to you. If you do not submit this registration form, you will not receive a graduation package. The deadline to submit your graduation registration form is May 25, 2021.


Submit a photograph

We ask that you submit a photograph of yourself to your Program Assistant. This photo will be used in the graduate slideshow portion of the virtual ceremony. Please submit your photo by May 25, 2021. If you do not provide a photo, your student card photo on file may be used.

Photo guidelines for best results:

  • Only you in the photo
  • Make sure the photo is in focus
  • Good lighting makes you look good (natural light is usually best)

Opting out of the virtual ceremony

If you do not want your name and photograph to be included in our virtual graduation ceremony, you need to complete the opt-out form. The link has also been emailed to you. You may also contact your Program Assistant if you did not receive the link. This form needs to be completed by May 25, 2021. If we do not receive your response by that date, we cannot guarantee that your request will be processed.

NOTE: If you submit the opt-out form, your name and photograph will not be included in the virtual ceremony for your program. However, you will still receive your graduation diploma package mail-out.


The deadline to submit any forms, information and/or photos is May 25, 2021.


Graduation Questions?

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or speak to your Program Coordinator.

Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Last Updated: June 16, 2021