Graduation Information

Student Information for Commencement

Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. on the Mays Landing campus. This year's Keynote speaker is Steven P. Perskie, former New Jersey Superior Court Judge in Atlantic County. 

Board of Trustee Representative 

One member of the graduating class is eligible to serve a one-year membership on the college’s Board of Trustees.  This student will share the student's perspective as policies and decisions are made to guide the college.  The elected student will be seated in July 2023 and will serve until the following June 2024.  The representative must be available to attend monthly Board meetings in person if scheduled in that format.

The deadline has passed to apply for this position.

Graduate taking selfie with instructor

Process for Graduation

The deadline to apply for graduation has passed. Thanks to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Atlantic Cape waived the fee for the graduation applications this year. 

If you have already applied for graduation, the Enrollment Services office will complete your degree audit.  You will be notified via your Buccaneer email account regarding your eligibility for graduation.  Students who have to complete more than two courses or have a grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 are not eligible for graduation and subsequently will not be permitted to participate in commencement ceremonies.

The deadline to order caps and gowns has passed. If you have already ordered your Commencement cap, gown and honor stoles, they may be picked up at the Atlantic Cape College Bookstore on the Mays Landing campus in J Building with a copy of your receipt. Mays Landing Bookstore Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you already purchased or borrowed (within the past two years) a cap and gown, you must notify the Enrollment Services office that you'll be participating or you will not be included in the ceremony, 609-343-5644, 609-463-4774, ext. 5644 or  

Atlantic Cape Community College is committed to providing access and accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. To make a request connected to this event regarding a disability or health condition, please contact the Center for Accessibility in advance by emailing

Honors Criteria

You MUST fall under one of the criteria below using your Fall 2022 CGPA to be eligible to wear an honor stole. Spring 2023 grades are not used. 

You are eligible for honors if:

  • You enrolled at Atlantic Cape before Fall 1994 and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • You enrolled at Atlantic Cape during or after Fall 1994 and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.

How Do I Get My Diploma

After your degree audit (graduation application) has been evaluated and you have been certified as a graduate, your diploma will be ordered and mailed to you.

If you have any questions, please contact the Enrollment Services office, at (609) 343-5005, (609) 463-4774, ext. 5005, or

For questions regarding your:

graduate standing with diploma

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Frequently Asked Questions

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