Graduation Information

Helena College Class of 2019

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Graduates arrive at 10:30 AM
Exhibition Hall
Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds


Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. – attendance is strongly recommended


How many guests can I bring?

It is open seating, (no tickets required.) Families and guests should be seated by 10:50 am

Students arrive no later than 10:30 am at the Exhibition Hall to line up in their program. When  arriving at the “graduate’s entrance”, proceed to the tables on the left and locate the index card with your name.  Keep this card as you will hand it to the reader, prior to crossing the stage and receiving your diploma.

Guests needing special seating or accommodations at the ceremony?

Visit with Kris Fife at rehearsal.

How long will the ceremonies last?

The Commencement Ceremony will be approximately 1 hour long.

My diploma case is empty...when do I get my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed in late August to spring graduates. Ensure your mailing address is correct by logging in and verifying your address in MyHC.         

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Steps to apply for Graduation:

  1. Pick up an official Application for Certificate or Degree from the Student Support Center, Registrar’s Office, or Airport Main Office. A separate application must be filled out for each degree you plan on receiving.
  2. Meet with your Program Advisor to provide a degree completion review and receive Advisor signature. (Students are encouraged to bring an unofficial transcript)
  3. Return completed application, with $35 fee, to the Cashier’s Office by the due dates outlined below.

Graduation Application - PDF

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