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DACC Plans Virtual Commencement 2020

As Governor Pritzker extended the state-wide stay-at-home order through the month of May and social distancing looks to become the rule rather than the exception going into Fall, Danville Area Community College has decided to let go of hopes for a traditional Commencement ceremony – even delayed by several weeks – and is moving forward with a plan for Virtual Commencement via YouTube on May 22 at 7pm.

What This Means for Graduates:

The format will remain largely unchanged; there will be speakers, Summa Cum Laude graduates (4.0GPA) will be featured, and an Honorary Degree will be presented to long-time DACC supporter, Dick Cheney. Following the Honorary Degree presentation, all graduates will be announced along with your photo (if submitted). Graduate names, read by the Academic Deans, will be accompanied by your certificate or degree and any honors you have earned. The ceremony is open to graduates completing their degrees in Fall 2019, or Spring or Summer 2020.

What We Need from Graduates:

  • Use a good quality phone or camera to take the picture. Use the highest quality setting on the camera;
  • Dress and prepare as you normally would for graduation – without cap and gown;
  • Make sure there is adequate lighting:
  • Hold phone vertically;
  • Photo should be a head and shoulders shot;
  • Please be sure to include full graduate name as it should appear in the program and be announced in the video. If graduate has a “typically mispronounced” name, you should contact the Records office to confirm the pronunciation; and
  • Email picture to: no later than Thursday, May 7.

Graduate questions should be directed to the Records office by calling (217) 443-8797 or via email to

Welcome to DACC’s Graduation Headquarters! First, we want to congratulate you on your awesome achievements thus far! In this fast-paced, stressed world, it is very important that you take the time to celebrate your accomplishments. Completing a certificate or degree is definitely something to celebrate! Secondly, we want to make sure that you have the information you need to finalize your certificate/degree completion at DACC. Listed below are several helpful links.

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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


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