Friday, December 17, 2021
6:00 p.m. / McVean Student Center Gymnasium
December 9, 2021
Message from Dr. Ty Stone, College President
In light of Jefferson County’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the COVID pandemic, Jefferson Community College has made the decision to limit large gatherings on campus for the duration of the 30-day state of emergency.
As such, it is with regret I share that the Fall Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for Friday, December 17 has been cancelled. You are invited and encouraged to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022. I sincerely hope you choose to take part in this celebration of your accomplishments. While this is an extraordinary and challenging time in our history, your achievement of earning your college degree is deserving of pomp and circumstance! As details become available for the Spring ceremony, they will be mailed to you as well as posted on www.sunyjefferson.edu/commencement.
This was a difficult decision to make, however we feel it is in the best interest of our community to help efforts to flatten the curve of COVID cases. We want to keep you, your families and our campus community safe and healthy.
On behalf of the College’s Board of Trustees and personally, I want to extend our sincere congratulations to you. You persevered and remained committed to your studies during a disruptive and worrisome time in our nation’s history. Through all of this, you have demonstrated the ability to succeed and I am confident that you will continue to grow and achieve wonderful things in your life both personally and professionally.
For now, cherish this moment. Relish in your accomplishments and enjoy the holiday season. Again, congratulations! I look forward to celebrating with you in May. Stay well!
FAQs for Graduates and Guests
Caps, gowns and tassels will be available in the JCC Bookstore beginning Monday, November
29, 2021 through Friday, December 10, 2021.
Yes. SUNY has mandated that all students using campus facilities be fully vaccinated
against COVID. Graduates that hold a medical or religious exemption for the fall semester
may participate in the ceremony.
If you are not currently vaccinated and want to participate in commencement, please plan accordingly to be fully vaccinated by December 17. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require 2 doses, several weeks apart. To make an appointment, visit www.vaccine.gov.
If you cannot participate in the ceremony, but would like to get your cap/gown/tassel, please call the Bookstore at (315) 786-2260 to make arrangements
Yes, a professional photographer will be at Commencement to photograph you as you walk across the stage and receive your credentials. Proofs of the photos will be available online in a few days after the ceremony and mailed to you in the weeks following the ceremony. You may place an order at that time.
There are also two special photo areas in the Jules Center Commons. Your family and friends can join you for personal pictures after the ceremony. We will have staff on hand to help by taking the pictures for you.
Yes! Senior Send-off, with food and prizes, will be held on Friday, December 17 at Noon in the Student Lounge, McVean Student Center (Bldg. 4).