2017 Graduation Dates, Times and Locations

PTK Honors - Both Campuses Monday April 17 7:00 PM LaVeta Community Center
Rocky Mountain Line Tech Friday April 28 3:00 PM Colorado Springs - PPCC
Student Achievement Dinner - Trinidad Friday April 28 6:00 PM TBD
Department of Corrections Thursday May 4 1:00 PM Department of Corrections
Student Achievement Dinner - Valley Friday May 5 6:00 PM TBD
Graduate Nurse Pinning Ceremony - Valley Thursday May 11 6:00 PM AHS Auditorium
Graduation - Trinidad Campus
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Friday May 12 10:00 AM The Pit
Graduation - Valley Campus
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Friday May 12 6:00 PM ASU Plachy Hall
Graduate Nurse Pinning Ceremony - Trinidad Saturday May 13 10:00 AM Massari
ABE/GED - Trinidad Campus Thursday May 18 7:00 PM Massari
CLETA Friday May 19 10:00 AM ASU Carson Auditorium
ABE/GED - Valley Campus Saturday June 10 9:30 AM TSJC Courtyard

Graduation Checklist

  1. Degree Check
    - Available online through your Student Portal link.
    Staff is available in the Student Success Center (Trinidad Campus) or the Learning Center (Valley Campus) to help you with the program.
  2. Graduation Application
    - Complete the Application for Graduation, print it, and bring it to your advisor.
    All graduates from Summer, Fall and Spring who request a cap & gown will receive a letter of invitation to the Commencement/Graduation Ceremony with details by the end of the third week of April.
  3. Financial Aid Exit
    - Student loan borrowers only -
    - Complete the Required Exit Counseling online at
  4. Annual Commencement
    - Held each May; participants of the Commencement Ceremony are graduates of the preceding Summer and Fall terms, or expected graduates for the current Spring term each year.
    Commencement Information
  5. Diplomas and Certificates
    - Once requirements are met, diplomas and certificates are mailed to the current address on record within 8 weeks following each term.
  6. Career Center
    - Learn how to do an effective job search that will get you started on the right track. Contact Career Services staff in the Learning Center or Success Center on your campus.
  7. Alumni Association
    - Consider joining the Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation. For more information contact: Linda Perry at 719-846-5649