Commencement Ceremony Details

Commencement Ceremony Details

Here are some details for the 2022 Commencement Ceremony:

  • Our in-person ceremony will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Miller Gym on the east side of campus.
  • Graduates will be given 6 tickets for guests and these tickets must be presented on the night of the ceremony to be admitted. Tickets can be picked up in the Records Office in Vermilion Hall. An email will come to all participants letting you know when to pick up tickets and how to get your cap & gown.
  • The ceremony will be live streamed for anyone who cannot attend. The link is and will be on our website, DACC.EDU, the day of graduation. After the ceremony, the video will be posted to YouTube for viewing.
  • We will hold a graduation practice the morning of Commencement in the gym at 11:00 a.m.
  • Graduation letters have been sent. If you have not received yours by Friday, May 6th, please let Mary Jo Gentrup know at or (217) 443-8797.

If for any reason you have decided not to participate, please contact Mary Jo in the Records Office, or (217) 443-8797 so we can keep our list up to date.


Degrees with Distinction

Degrees with distinction are based on 2 major qualifications: 1) the student must be a “degree” completer; certificate completers are not eligible and 2) the student’s cumulative grade point average at the end of the Fall 2016 semester.  Graduation dress for students graduating with honors is as follows:

3.500 – 3.749              Cum Laude                             Gold Tassel

3.750 – 3.999              Magna Cum Laude                 Gold Tassel and Gold Cord

4.000*                         Summa Cum Laude                Gold Tassel, Gold Cord, and Medallion

*Due to the “highest distinction,” summa cum laude candidates’ cumulative grade point averages are calculated using the grades earned at Danville Area Community College as well as any grades transferred in from another college that are used for degree completion.

Students’ ability to be recognized at the graduation ceremony is based on the cumulative grade-point average calculated at the end of the fall semester prior to the spring ceremony.  Transcript notations of cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude are based on the total grade-point average, including the final semester prior to graduation.

DACC would like to honor United States’ veterans and those who are currently serving in one of the United States’ armed forces with a red, white, and blue cord.  Please notify the Records Office if you fall into one of these categories.  We will distribute the cords on May 21 at your filming session.

DACC also distinguishes graduates who have participated in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the DACC Scholars Program.  The gold stole represents membership in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, minimum G.P.A. 3.50.  The white honors cord signifies successful completion of DACC Scholars Program requirements, minimum G.P.A. 3.50 and four independent study projects.    

For Additional Information, Please Contact:
DACC Records Office
Vermilion Hall
2000 E. Main Street
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-443-8797
Fax: 217-443-8337