Commencement

CLC Commencement Ceremonies 2024

Central Lakes College commencement ceremonies are held once each year in May. Graduates who complete their final program in the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 term are invited to attend the May 2024 ceremony. Participation is voluntary.

Commencement Photography
Graduate photos will be made available by noon the day following your commencement ceremony. Please check your CLC email account for link and password to access your photos.

Updated: February 13, 2024

Staples Campus – Practical Nursing Pinning/Commencement

Wednesday, May 8 at 2:00pm

Practical Nursing Diploma

Staples Campus – Career & Technical Programs

Wednesday, May 8 at 5:00pm

CNC Technologies A.A.S. Degree
CNC Technologies Diploma
Culinary Arts Certificate
Diesel Equipment Technician A.A.S. Degree
Diesel Equipment Technician Diploma
Machine Operations Diploma
Meat Cutting and Butchery Diploma
Mechatronics Diploma
Medical Assistant A.A.S. Degree
Medical Assistant Diploma
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
Production Technologies Certificate
Robotic Human Machine Interface Adv. Certificate
Robotic Manufacturing Certificate
Robotic Offline Programming Advanced Certificate
Robotic Vision Advanced Certificate
Robotic Welding Advanced Certificate
Robotic Welding Certificate
Robotics/Automated Systems Technology A.A.S. Degree
Robotics/Automated Systems Technology Diploma
Advanced Farm Business Management Certificate
Agricultural Commodities Marketing Certificate
Agricultural Science A.S. Degree
Animal Science Core Concepts Certificate
Applications in Farm Business Management Certificate
Current Issues in Farm Business Management Certificate
Enology A.A.S. Degree
Enology Diploma
Essentials of Farm Business Management Certificate
Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance Diploma
Specialty Crops Management Diploma
Viticulture A.A.S. Degree
Viticulture Diploma

Brainerd Campus – Career & Technical Programs

Thursday, May 9 at 5:00pm

Accountant A.A.S. Degree
Accountant Diploma
Automotive Technology A.A.S. Degree
Automotive Technology Diploma
Bookkeeping Certificate
Business Assistant Certificate
Business Management A.A.S. Degree
Business Management Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree
Computer Information Technology A.A.S. Degree
Computer Information Technology Diploma
Computer IT Security and Networking Diploma
Computer IT Security and Networking A.A.S. Degree
Computer CompTIA Certificate
Criminal Justice A.A.S. Degree
Criminal Justice Certificate (Advanced)
Dental Assistant Diploma
Dental Assisting A.A.S. Degree
Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree
Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Degree
Early Childhood Education Diploma
Early Childhood Education Certificate
Emergency Medical Response Technician Certificate
Entrepreneurship Certificate
Graphic Design A.A.S. Degree
Graphic Design Diploma
Graphic Design Media Technologies Diploma
Healthcare Accounting A.A.S. Degree
Healthcare Administrative Specialist A.A.S. Degree
Healthcare Administration Specialist Certificate
Healthcare Administrative Specialist Diploma
Horticulture A.A.S. Degree
Individualized Studies A.A.S. Degree
Individualized Studies Diploma
Law Enforcement Skills Certificate
Marine and Powersports Diploma
Master Video Producer Diploma
Microsoft Office Professional Certificate
Natural Resource Law Enforcement A.A.S. Degree
Natural Resources Technology A.A.S. Degree
Nursing Assistant
Occupational Skills Diploma
Online Media Specialist Diploma
Social Media Producer Diploma
Sustainable Greenhouse Production Diploma
Sustainable Landscaping Diploma
Sustainable Local Food Certificate
Trained Medication Aid
Videography Production A.A.S. Degree
Videography Production Diploma
Welding and Fabrication A.A.S. Degree
Welding and Fabrication Diploma
Wildlife Tourism Certificate

Brainerd Campus – Nursing Pinning/Commencement

Friday, May 10 at 2:00pm

Nursing A.S. Degree (Advanced Standing)
Nursing A.S. Degree (Traditional)

Brainerd Campus – Liberal Arts & Sciences

Friday, May 10 at 5:00pm

A.A. Degree (Transfer/General Education)
Art Transfer Pathway A.F.A. Degree
Biology Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree
Chemistry Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree
Communications Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree
Deaf Studies Certificate
Economics Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree
Environmental Studies Certificate
Exercise Science Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree
Global Studies Certificate
Health Sciences Broad Field A.S. Degree
History Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree
Honors Certificate
Human Services A.A.S. Degree
Human Services Technician Diploma
Latin American Studies Certificate
Music A.F.A Degree
Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree
Psychology Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree
Sociology Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree
Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree
Women’s Studies Certificate

Question 1: Will my guests need tickets to the graduation ceremony?
No. However, we request that graduates invite no more than four (4) guests to the ceremony to ensure compliance event venue capacity limits.

Question 2: Are there assigned seats for guests?
There is no assigned seating. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. The doors will be open to the ceremonies one-hour prior to the time posted for the ceremony.

Question 3. What if graduates or guests need special accommodations?
If you or your guests have special needs and wish to attend, please contact CLC Accessibility Services at 218-855-8175 at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

Question 4: Will CLC commencement events be streamed live?
Yes, CLC commencement ceremonies will also be streamed live on CLC Broadcasting YouTube channel.

Video – Live Streaming

Watch the live stream for all events on YouTube.

Photography

Central Lakes College is planning to provide professional photos of each graduate during the ceremony. These high-quality photos will be available to download for free the morning following the ceremony.

Other photo options
There will be several photo opportunities before and after the ceremony. Graduates can take photos at one of several photo stations/photo backgrounds throughout the campus or outside.

graduates

CLC reserves the right to make changes in the commencement plans as the pandemic situation changes. Please check this webpage for further updates.

All student planning to graduate in academic year 2023-24 must complete an application to graduate. Information on Graduation Requirements

Grad Wrap 2024

Brainerd Campus
Monday, April 15
(cafeteria)
11 am to 1 pm

Brainerd Campus
Tuesday, April 16
(cafeteria)
11 am to 1 pm

Staples Campus
Wednesday, April 17
(cafeteria)
11:30 am to 1 pm

Students who want their names included in the official 2024 CLC commencement program must have submitted their Application for Graduation form by no later than Friday, March 29 at 4 pm.

For more information on commencement, and a link for students to use to apply to graduate, please visit http://www.clcmn.edu/registration/graduation/

Your graduation experience will be rewarding. Complete your CLC experience with Grad Wrap — the one-stop-shop to prepare for graduation. Pick up cap and gown, learn about loan exit plans, check graduation status, receive placement survey information, join the Alumni Association, and more!

FREE EVENT!
No sign-up required!

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