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    • Hudson County Community College’s 44th Annual Commencement

      HCCC’s December 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony took place on Thursday, December 10 at 12pm Noon.
      View the Virtual Commencement Ceremony below or on HCCC’s YouTube Channel @HudsonCountyCollege!

      Click here for the Commencement Program.

      For a Transcript of the Commencement speeches, click here.
      Graduates, click here to download your slides.
      Click here for your very own virtual HCCC Graduation themed Zoom background!


      This Virtual Commencement Celebration featured speeches from HCCC’s President Dr. Chris Reber, the May 2020 and December 2020 Valedictorians, and keynote speaker, Past PTK International President, James Elliott! Speeches are followed by customized slides for each graduate and the announcement of our graduates. This ceremony recognized the graduates of our 2019-2020 academic year and our Fall 2020 graduation applicants.

      Information for Graduates

      Graduation Application

      If you have NOT filled out and submitted your Graduation Application, please do so as soon as possible. The Graduation Application can be found HERE.

      It is required that you submit the free Graduation Application. This document collects the name that you wish to be displayed on your diploma and confirms your degree program.

      If you have already graduated, or have a pending graduation for this semester, you can see the updated list of graduation applicants and graduation candidates here.

      If you are unsure if you have submitted your Graduation Application, or for any questions related to this Graduation Application, please email Assistant Registrar Upasana Sethi-Pagan at

      Diploma Distribution

      Fall 2020, Summer II 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer I, and Summer II 2020 Graduates: Your diplomas are available for pick up at the Journal Square Campus A Building, 70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City. The building is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Be mindful that the college is closed from December 19 – January 4. Please note that all HCCC accounts must be settled before you can receive your diploma, including any financial charges or library holds. Please wear your mask and bring your State ID. You can pick it up or request to have it mailed. Diplomas that are mailed may take a minimum of 2-3 weeks to arrive.

      For any other questions or concerns about your diploma, email

      Spring 2021 Graduate Information

      Information regarding this semester’s Commencement ceremony, cap and gowns, and celebratory events will be communicated starting March 2021. It is extremely important that Spring 2021 graduates complete the Graduation Application which can be found HERE. Your completed Graduation Application, or any questions about the application, can be emailed to Assistant Registrar Upasana Sethi-Pagan at

      Your FREE Cap and Gown!

      Spring 2021 Graduates: Information related to obtaining your FREE cap and gown set will be shared with you via HCCC email in March 2021. You will have the ability to have your cap and gown set mailed to your home or picked up from the Journal Square Campus.

      Summer II 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer I, and Summer II 2020 Graduates: If you did not order and receive your free cap and gown set, please email

      Graduate Portraits

      The Office of Student Life & Leadership will be scheduling opportunities for Graduate Portraits. Information regarding dates will be sent to you from

      Class Rings

      Herff Jones is offering HCCC coupon codes for class rings! To order your college ring please log on to:

      $125 OFF White Ultrium Ring: ENTER CODE: DDWU
      $125 OFF 10K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: DD125
      $175 OFF 14K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: DD175
      $225 OFF 18K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: DD225

      #HCCCGradSalute Social Media Spotlight

      #HCCCGradSalute is back! This spring, we featured almost 80 graduating students. Let’s do it again!

      Want to be featured? Email with your name, major, picture(s) from your time at HCCC, and a short quote we can post (this can be a memory from your time at HCCC, how HCCC impacted you or a message to your peers)!

      Tell Us Your Story

      Hudson County Community College’s Communications Department needs your help in identifying unique and exceptional graduate student stories to use in publicity for the upcoming Commencement ceremony as well as future marketing materials.

      HCCC’s Communications Department will be pitching these stories to media during the Commencement season and would be pleased to hear from students willing to be interviewed. Some past noteworthy stories covered by media included students who:
         •   Were age 50 or older while studying at HCCC
         •   Had served in the military
         •   Had relatives on HCCC staff or of HCCC alumni
         •   Were family members graduating together
         •   “Beat the odds” (earned a degree despite an obstacle, disability, etc.)

      For more information please contact the Communications Department at 201.360.4060 or email at or visit the website at

      For any questions, please email

    • For Questions

      Graduation Audit, Requirements, and Diploma:
      Registrar's Office, (201) 360-4120

      Commencement Ceremony and Graduation Celebratory Events:
      Office of Student Life & Leadership, (201) 360-4195

      Commencement Student Success Stories: