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Class of 2015

Congratulations!  You have achieved a major educational goal and graduation is a celebration of your accomplishments. There are several steps to take so you can graduate on time and can participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

The priority application deadline for Spring 2015 is March 6, 2015.

The 24th annual Chandler-Gilbert Community College graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2015. The schedule of graduation events is posted on the third tab under "Commencement". 

We at Chandler-Gilbert as just as excited to celebrate and acknowledge your academic achievements as you are!
Our sincere congratulations and we wish you success on your new beginnings!
Linda Lujan, Ph.D., President
William H. Crawford, III, Ph.D.,
Vice President of Student Affairs

​Steps to Petition to Graduate

There are steps to take so you can graduate on time and can participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

All the necessary forms and information are here.  Be sure to review and complete all paperwork and advisor visits as required.
You will not participate in Commencement Ceremony if you do not submit your application on time.

Application deadline is March 6, 2015. 



Petition to Graduate


Admissions & Records

In order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, the graduation fee must be paid at the Fiscal Office located in the Coyote Center.


​Schedule of EventsThumbnail2015.png

Welcome friends and family of our 2015 graduates

Date:  Friday May 15, 2015
           7:00 p.m.

Graduate Check-In 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Sloan Park
Spring Training Home of the Chicago Cubs
2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Mesa, AZ   85201 

View Commencement Invitation

Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodations for this event should contact the Student Support and Transitional Services office at 480.857.5188, as far in advance as possible.

Please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs Office at 480.732.7322 with any questions.

​Spring 2015 Convocation Schedule

Each year the Maricopa Community Colleges host a series of convocations. These are additional special events held to honor students from across the 10 Maricopa colleges. As a CGCC graduate, you are invited to participate in any convocation that will honor you and other students.
We want to personally invite you and your family to attend any convocation you find appropriate for you. Below is a list of dates, times and locations for each of the convocations as well as a contact for the event. It is important that you register to attend and tell how many guests you will bring.
For planning purposes, you must register in advance.

African-American/African/Black Student Union

  • Date: Saturday, May 2
  • Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Arrival Time 1 p.m.
  • Location: CGCC - Arnette Ward Center for Performing Arts and Student Union Pavilion
  • Please RSVP to the VP of Student Affairs Staff by phone at 480.732.7322
  • Sponsor: MCBAA

American Indian

  • Date: Thursday, May 14
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Location: MCC Performing Arts
  • Please RSVP online or by calling
    American Indian Institute Department
    at 480.461.7931
  • Sponsor: UTEC

Asian-Pacific Islanders

  • Date: Saturday, May 2
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Location: MCC - The Event Tent
  • Please RSVP by e-mail to Ariyana Skauge, or by phone at 480.857.5559
  • Sponsor: APIA


  • Date: Friday, May 1
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Arrival Time 5 p.m.
  • Location: EMCC Conference Center
  • Please RSVP by e-mail to Don Jensen-Bobadilla, or by phone at 480.731.8296
  • Sponsor: AACHE and MACHE


  • Date: Saturday, April 25
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Location: MCC - LB 145
  • Please RSVP by e-mail to Richard Schultz, or by phone at 480.377.4062
  • Sponsor: Equality Maricopa


  • Date: Thursday, May 7
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Glendale Community College, Student Union Rm104
  • Contact Information: or 480-517-8687
  • Sponsor: Maricopa Veterans Education Task Force

​Graduation Scholarship


The CGC-PSA Graduation Scholarship awards funds to Chandler-Gilbert Community College students who have applied for spring graduation at Chandler-Gilbert based on financial need.


The students eligible for assistance must:
     1) Successfully petition for graduation by graduation deadline
     2) Select to participate in commencement ceremonies  (funds are not due until May)
     3) Have an Expected Family Income (EFC) of zero (determined by financial aid)*
     4) Successfully complete courses and be eligible for graduation
     5) Fill out the scholarship application below by April 30, 2015.
--You may still apply if your EFC is greater than zero, see Guidelines.


Each scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in equal payments in May. Scholarships will be awarded based upon financial need as determined through the EFC number. Should there be more eligible applicants than funds available, scholarships will be awarded based on a first-come first serve basis.
*Should there be more funds than students with an EFC of zero, funds will be awarded to applicants based on the EFC scale. Example: scholarships would be given to the next student who applied and has the closest EFC to zero, and so forth until all 20 scholarships have been given out. Students must successfully complete all graduation requirements.


Each scholarship awarded will be a $25 one-time installment.


The application deadline is April 30, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Follow the link to apply for the PSA Graduation Scholarship.