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Graduation FAQ's

  • When should I apply for graduation?
    Applications for each semester are available as early as a few weeks before that semester starts, at least by the beginning of that semester. Apply for the semester in which you will be completing your degree or certificate requirements. Please review your degree by logging into MyBlinn or talk with an advisor if you have any questions about the requirements. The graduation application can be found in your MyBlinn Account – My Records – Banner Self-Service – Student – Apply for Graduation.
  • I will complete my classes in the Summer semester, but want to participate in the Spring graduation ceremony, when should I apply?
    Students completing the required courses in the Summer need to apply using the Summer Graduation application. This application will open April 1 of each year. Summer graduates can indicate that they plan to attend a graduation ceremony on the Summer graduation application.
  • I don't plan to attend the ceremony, do I need to apply for graduation?
    Yes, the application is used to indicate that a student is completing their degree, certificate or occupational skills award and wants to have it reviewed and awarded when completed. Attending the ceremony does not equal graduating.
  • I applied for graduation, when will I know if I’m eligible?
    The Graduation Office reviews graduation applications throughout each semester.  Depending on the number of applicants for that semester, it may be a couple of weeks before you get a graduation status email.
  • I applied for graduation and now have made changes to my courses for the semester (dropped and/or added); will this affect my graduation status?
    Yes, depending on the timing of the application, when the changes were made, and which classes were dropped or added, your graduation status could change. If you are in doubt, please confirm with the graduation office which courses were reviewed for your graduation status.
  • Is there a graduation ceremony?
    Yes, Blinn has a graduation ceremony at the end of the Spring Semester and the Fall Semester. Please check the Graduation Ceremony Information page for location, date and time information.  The location will alternate between Brenham and Bryan.
  • Can I participate in the ceremony?
    Blinn College has a graduation ceremony at the end of the Spring and Fall Semesters. Spring and Fall graduates can indicate on the application if they plan to participate in the respective ceremony. Summer graduates can choose to attend either the Spring or Fall Graduation ceremony, please indicate on the application if you plan to attend.
  • Will my name be included in the graduation program? 
    Graduation applicants for Spring or Fall who are in-progress to graduate during their respective semester will have their name printed in the program if they met the deadline. Summer applicants who plan to attend the Spring ceremony will be listed in the Spring program if they meet the deadline.  In the Fall program, all graduates from the prior Summer graduation will be listed. The deadline to apply to have your name included in the program is typically two weeks before the Spring or Fall ceremony. A specific date will be advertised during the Spring and Fall semesters.  We need to follow this deadline to allow time to edit the program, have them printed and delivered in time for the ceremony.
  • Will I be able to purchase photographs of the ceremony? 
    Yes, Flash Photography ( will be taking professional pictures throughout the ceremony. At the ceremony, each student participating in the ceremony will fill out an information card and then will be contacted when proofs are ready. 
  • How many guests can I invite?  Are tickets issued?
    We do not issue tickets or reserve seats. You may invite as many guests as you would like. However, there is limited seating. If your guests need assistance with seating requirements, please contact the Disability Services Office(979-830-4157) at least 2 weeks before the ceremony so that arrangements can be made.
  • What should I wear to the ceremony?
    The ceremony is a distinguished event.  Please dress tastefully.  Keep in mind – the robe is knee- to shin length. Slacks or knee-length skirts are appropriate. You may be standing for an hour or longer, please wear comfortable shoes.
  • How long does the ceremony last?
    The ceremony typically lasts 1.5 hours.
  • My guests & I would like to have dinner the night of the ceremony, where can we eat? My guests plan to stay overnight, where can they stay?
    Check out the Brenham/Washington County Visitor Center website:
    Check out the Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau website:
  • Is there an Alumni Association that I can be a part of once I graduate?
    Yes, Blinn College has a Alumni & Friends Association for all graduates and supporters of the College. The Blinn College Alumni & Friends Association is a great way to stay connected to former students and network with others who have attended Blinn. To join the association or find out more information, please visit or contact Kyle Merten at 979-830-4495 or