Graduation

The Ranger College graduation ceremony is the culmination of hard work and dedication of our students. Ranger College provides three different ceremonies during the academic year; December, May and August. Students from every program offered are encouraged to attend.

Is there a fee to walk at the ceremony?

Students who qualify to walk at the graduation ceremony will receive a cap, gown, tassel, and cords (if applicable) for free. Students who are in the Ranger College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will also receive a gold stole signifying their membership to the honor society.

What are the qualifications to walk at the ceremony?

In order to qualify to walk at a graduation ceremony, students must be completing all requirements for their respective degree or certificate. Students that are completing their degree, passing all classes (at the time of the ceremony) and attend the ceremony are exempt from that semester’s final exams.

Students who are no more than two courses away from completing the requirements for their degree are also eligible to walk at the ceremony but they are not exempt from their final exams.

Graduating and participating – is there a difference?

As described above, students are allowed to participate in the ceremony even if they are not completing their degree. Students that are not completing their degree will not receive their official diploma or have their degree noted on their transcript until all coursework for the degree or certificate has been completed.

What is the process to apply to graduate?

Potential graduates must apply to graduate by submitting an Application for Degree. After being submitted, the application is received by the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar then processes a degree audit and contacts the student concerning their eligibility.

May 2022 Graduation Ceremony Information
May 6, 2022
5:00PM to 8:30PM
Ranger Campus Auditorium
1240 College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470

The ceremony process

Due to the Corona Virus and the number of graduates participating in the ceremony, the Spring 2022 ceremony will be a rolling ceremony. This means that students will arrive during their specifically assigned time frame with their guests. The graduate will walk across the stage as their name is called. Their guests will be in the audience to see them receive their diploma. The student will then walk off stage and leave the ceremony. There will not be a traditional processional, graduation speaker, etc. Specific details regarding the ceremony process will be sent to the graduate upon submission of the application for degree.

When should graduates arrive?

Graduates should arrive at the Ranger Campus Auditorium at the specific time below for their degree or certificate.

Degree/CertificateStart Time
Welding Technology – Degree and Certificate5:00
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)5:15
Machining Technology – Degree and Certificate5:15
Cosmetology – Operator and Instructor5:30
Associate Degree Nurse – Last Name beginning with A-L5:45
Associate Degree Nurse – Last Name beginning with M-Z6:00
Associate of Arts in Teaching6:15
Associate of Arts – Last Name beginning with A-L6:15
Associate of Arts – Last Name beginning with M-Z6:30
Associate of Science – Last Name beginning with A-B6:45
Associate of Science – Last Name beginning with C-F7:00
Associate of Science – Last Name beginning with G-H7:15
Associate of Science – Last Name beginning with I-L7:30
Associate of Science – Last Name beginning with M-N7:45
Associate of Science – Last Name beginning with O-S8:00
Associate of Science – Last Name beginning with T-Z8:15

When should guests arrive?

Guests should arrive at the same time as the graduate. The guests will walk through the process with the graduate.

How long does the process take?

Although the ceremony will last from 5:00PM to 8:30PM, each graduate will only be in attendance an estimated 15 minutes.

Will graduates receive their diploma?

Yes, as long as the graduate is completing all requirements for their degree or certificate and are not on hold with any Ranger College office, they will receive their diploma at the ceremony.

Questions?

Questions regarding the graduation process or ceremony can be directed to the Registrar’s Office at (254)267-7019 or registrar@rangercollege.edu.