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Beatrice Campus Graduation Information

  • Spring Quarter Graduation

    Friday, June 9, 2017 7 p.m.

    Truman Center

    4771 W. Scott Road


    You will receive your diploma at the ceremony unless you have a financial obligation to the College or if your coursework is incomplete.  If you have questions, contact either your instructor or the Cashier’s Office.  If you have an outstanding bill with the college, please contact the Cashier’s Office at 402-437-2669.


    If you had a student loan while attending SCC, you MUST do an exit interview for Financial Aid before you graduate.  This is a federal requirement and your diploma will be held if this is not completed.  You may complete this requirement at www.nslds.ed.gov.  Please contact Ann Hajek, Associate Director of Financial Aid, at 402-228-8212 if you have any questions.


    Announcements are available for purchase at the campus bookstore.  Stop by or call 402-228-8267 to order or if you have any questions.


    The gym will be open at 6 p.m. for your family and friends. Guests who need special accommodations should arrive a bit earlier.


    Caps and gowns can be picked up starting Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in the Registration Office during regular business office hours.  Gowns are shipped folded and it is recommended you press them and try them on at home.   If your gown is the wrong size for you, come to the Registration Office and we will try to find one that fits.  You may keep your cap, gown and tassel. You may want to bring bobby pins to secure your cap.

    The SCC Placement Office needs you to complete the Graduation Information Sheet. Complete the Graduate Information Sheet at the time of gown pickup in the Welcome Center. Please contact Shirley Huttenmaier with any questions at 402-228-8216 or via email at shuttenmaier@southeast.edu.


    PTK members are eligible to wear special stoles.  Contact Carrie Pulhalla at 402-228-3468 ext. 1353 or stop by room K415 in the Kennedy Center.  PTK stoles CANNOT be picked up the day of graduation.


    Paben Photography will take graduation pictures on June 9, 2017 in the Truman Center.  Please be sure to bring your cap and gown with you to rehearsal.

    Individual photos will be taken between 12:00-1:30 p.m. AND a graduating class group photo will be taken immediately following practice.  Please plan to attend so it will truly be a class picture!  All photos must be paid for the day they are taken and will be mailed to you in six weeks.  Information on photo package options and prices can be found on the special insert with your cap and gown.


    Practice will be at 1:30 p.m., the day of graduation, in the Truman Center.  Please arrive on time and remember to bring your cap and gown.  It is very important to attend the rehearsal so please be sure to mark this on your calendar!


    Graduates need to arrive at the College no later than 6:20 p.m. and should check in at the front of the Truman Center.  Lineup begins at 6:40 p.m. in the north and south halls.  There is no secure place for purses or other valuable items so leave your personal items with a family member or guest during the ceremony.

    The Processional:  We proceed to the gym promptly at 6:45 p.m.  Stay in the same order in which you will be seated.  When you have reached your seat in the gym, remain standing (If there is an empty seat, fill in the gap).  Bob Morgan, the Beatrice Campus Director, will ask all graduates to be seated before he begins the Welcome.

    The Ceremony:  The ceremony will last approximately one hour. Be sure to enter onto the stage by the ramp entrance on the far right side.  Wait until your name is read before crossing the stage.  You will receive your diploma from a member of the Board of Governors and will then return to your chair.

    The Recessional:  After the ceremony, the graduates will proceed out of the gym together.

    If you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony OR have changed your address contact Rose Ohlsen, the Associate Registrar, in the Registration Office, at 402-228-3468 ext. 1213.


    • Pay graduation fee/outstanding balance.
    • Attend Rehearsal at 1:30 p.m.
    • Complete Graduate Info Sheet.
    • Pick up cap and gown in Registration.
    • Arrive no later than 6:20 p.m. on the day of graduation in the Truman Center.