Howard College/SWCD Graduation and Pinning Ceremony Information

Each year we come together to celebrate each other’s success in our graduation ceremonies. Below you will find our schedules for all commencement activities. Check back often as we get closer to the individual events to stay current on dates, times, and locations. This is the most exciting time of year for us and we hope you join the celebration.

If you have questions about graduation please read the frequently asked questions. To reach the Registrar, please contact TaNeal Richardson at or (432) 264-5072  

Schedule By Campus

Photo of Old Main building on Big Spring campus

Big Spring/Lamesa

Graduation will be Friday, May 10, 2024, at 7:00 pm in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. 

More details coming soon!

Student Services building entrance on San Angelo campus

San Angelo

Graduation will be Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 6:30 pm. 

More details coming soon!

Student Activity Center at SWCID Campus

SouthWest College for the Deaf

Graduation will be Friday, May 10, 2024, at 10:00 am. 

More details coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all three ceremonies will be livestreamed, and information/links are posted under the campus schedules above. 

If you have completed the requirements to make you eligible for graduation, you will receive an email providing you with the link and instructions to register for graduation. Check your Howard College student email regularly!

Yes, if you would like to participate either in-person OR virtually, you will need to follow the instructions provided to register for the graduation ceremony on your campus.

If you feel like you should be eligible to graduation but did not receive the email, please contact us at and we will direct your questions to the appropriate department.

There are no limitations on the number of guests. You may invite as many people as you’d like!

Students can purchase their graduation regalia (cap, gown, tassel) at the bookstore on their campus. Lamesa students can purchase their regalia at the Big Spring campus bookstore.

For student loan borrowers: It is your responsibility to complete Exit Counseling online prior to the separation from Howard College / SWCD. To complete exit counseling, please visit A hold on your transcript will be placed until Exit counseling is completed. Once graduated, your enrollment status will be reported to the Department of Education as ‘graduated’ within 30 days of the graduation date. It is your responsibility to contact their loan servicer for the repayment of student loans.

For more information about the repayment of student loans, please visit:

If you have questions about graduation or need to speak to the Registrar, please contact The Registrar’s Office at or (432) 264-5072