Virtual Commencement

Graduation Caps being thrown in the air by students in celebration of graduation.

You've put in all the hard work to make it to this day. Enjoy it! Along with your family and friends—the faculty, staff, administration, and alumni of Elgin Community College are pleased to celebrate your achievement.

Join Us in Celebrating Our Grads!


Our Spring 2021 ceremonies include:

  • High School Equivalency – Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7 p.m.
  • Career Technical Programs – Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • University Transfer Degrees – Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Countdown to Event

Spring 2021 commencement weekend will kick off beginning Friday, May 21.

You’ll be able to watch the ceremonies on YouTube.

Enjoy Your Alumni Benefits


You and your fellow graduates are the newest members of a proud community of ECC alumni. Stay connected. Learn more and register for free with Alumni Relations.

Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Archives


Commencement Recordings

University Transfer Commencement

University Transfer Commencement

A recording of the University Transfer virtual graduation.

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Career Technical Programs Commencement

Career Technical Programs Commencement

A recording of the Career Technical Programs Fall 2020 virtual graduation.

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Graduate Stories

Recent graduates reflect on their time at ECC. Read what they had to say here.

Commencement Speaker videos

Ruthie Chae

Ruthie Chae

Graduate Ruthie Chae shares her experience at ECC and advice on stepping outside your comfort zone.

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Kori Stoll

Kori Stoll

Graduate Kori Stoll talks about leadership growth and the importance of persevering through adversity.

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