With more than 20 commencement ceremonies taking place each year, the CCAA is proud to continuously welcome new alumni to the Alumni Association.

2020 Ceremony

Due to COVID-19 health regulations, Columbia College will host a virtual commencement on December 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Watch the ceremony online at

In celebration of these great achievements, shop the CC Alumni store for apparel and gifts. 

Alumni Lapel Pins

The CCAA proudly celebrates each new graduate and welcomes you to the Alumni Association. There is no registration process or fees – all graduates automatically become members of the CCAA. Beginning with 2020, every graduate will receive an official alumni lapel pin with their diploma mailing. Learn more about alumni membership.

Would you like to provide the alumni charge at a commencement ceremony? Email for more information.

“We’re always on the lookout for opportunities to talk about commencement. We’re constantly promoting it with our students. It’s not just for them. It’s also for the people in their lives who have supported them through their educational journey. I tell them to think of commencement as an exclamation point on this very big accomplishment.” — Debra Hartman, senior director of Columbia College-Crystal Lake and Region C1

Spring Commencement
April 28, 2018: Columbia, Missouri
Landon Miller '18

Spring Commencement
April 28, 2018: Columbia, Missouri
Emily Holt '18