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Virtual Graduation FAQ

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Get Involved in Virtual Graduation

Photo Week: May 3-7, 2021

Regalia & Keepsakes

Special Gift from Pima Community College


Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Why is this year’s ceremony virtual?

During the past year, millions of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, however, there’re millions still unprotected. In order to keep everyone safe, Pima Community College decided to hold your graduation ceremony virtually.

When is Virtual Graduation? 

Virtual Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm on Pima's YouTube channel, pimaccvideos

How will I receive my degree? 

Your certificate or degree will be mailed to you following Virtual Graduation. It may take up to 10 weeks.

If I graduated in summer/winter 2020, am I still invited to Virtual Graduation?

Yes, all 2020 summer and fall students are invited to attend Virtual Graduation and festivities. 

Will my name be listed in the program or during the virtual ceremony?

Your name will appear in the program and during the May 19 virtual ceremony unless you indicated “confidential” on your graduation application. This option allows students to protect their privacy. If you have questions, please email registrar@pima.edu

Will the ceremony include caption?

ASL interpreters and captioning will be available. Call ADR at 520-206-6688 for online accessibility support.

Will Virtual Graduation be recorded?

Yes. Virtual Graduation will be recorded and available on Pima’s YouTube Channel, pimaccvideos.


Get Involved in Virtual Graduation

Graduation is a culmination of your academic achievements and memories you’ve created during your time at Pima Community College and we want to highlight YOU during the show.

You can get involved by sharing your smiles, videos and stories to be featured during graduation. Be part of this year’s ceremony by sharing a memory of you in nature, studying in class, with family/friends or at Pima wearing your regalia or favorite outfit.

How can I share my photos, videos or stories? 

Share your photos, videos or stories in this survey

Is there a deadline to submit my photos, videos or stories? 

Yes. Share your photos by Friday, May 7, 2021. 

Do I have to wear my regalia in the photos or videos I submit?

No. You may wear your favorite outfit that is appropriate to be shown during a graduation celebration. 

If I’m having trouble submitting my photos, videos or stories, who may I email? 

Email collegeevents@pima.edu.


Photo Week: May 3 – 7, 2021

What is Photo Week?

Graduates are invited to the West Campus' Center for the Arts Amphitheater to have a professional photo shoot - by yourself or with family or friends.  

Is Photo Week mandatory?

No. Photo Week is an optional event open to all graduates for an in-person photo shoot.

How can I get a copy of my photos?

After you’ve had your photo taken, you will be handed a card with instructions on how to search and upload your photos through Flicker.  

How much will my photo(s) cost?

You may download your photos for free.

Will there be COVID-19 protocols?

Yes. You will be asked to check-in and have your temperature checked. You must wear a mask at all times with the exception of when you’re having your photo taken.  

How long do I expect to be at Photo Week?

It depends on how many graduates participate.  Photo Week is assigned by last name.

May 3:

Last names A-E

May 6:

Last names P-T

May 4:

Last names F-J

May 7:

Last names U-Z

May 5:

Last names K-O


Regalia & Keepsakes

How do I order my cap & gown?

You may order your cap and gown before April 11, 2021. 

Where do I order a special stole, rope or keepsake?

You may order your special accessories at the Pima Shop.

Who do I contact if I have questions about ordering?

Email pima@bkstr.com


Special Gift from Pima Community College

As a congratulatory token, you will be receiving a Grad Box containing useful items through the mail.  

What if I don’t receive a Grad Box?

Email collegeevents@pima.edu.

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