Administrators at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) have decided to combine spring and summer commencement ceremonies for the 2019-20 academic year. All students graduating from SWCC during the 2019-20 academic year will be invited to participate in the Friday, May 8, 2020, commencement, at 7:30 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

Historically, the majority of summer graduates at SWCC were nursing students and with changes in the licensed practical nursing (LPN) program, all LPN students now complete their programs in May. All summer graduates will now be encouraged to participate in the May ceremony. Degrees will be conferred and awarded upon date of completion for all students.

Students who are planning to graduate should complete the prospective graduation application on SWCCyou under “Student Forms.” If students have questions regarding graduation, they should contact Kim Bishop, dean of student services, at 641.782.1413 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..