2020 Recognition of Graduates
Frederick Community College Virtual Commencement
Celebrating graduates from August 2019, December 2019, and May 2020
Nearly 1,000 Frederick Community College graduates have triumphed through the extraordinary challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to successfully complete their individual goals. The entire FCC Community is proud of the accomplishments of our students.
Several months ago, we were hopeful when we communicated with you on April 13, 2020 that we could reschedule the May Commencement for August 13, 2020. Based on physical distancing guidelines and restrictions on large gatherings, we now feel that FCC will be unable to host the 62nd Annual Commencement in the Athletics Center. Therefore, the graduation ceremony scheduled for August 13, 2020 is cancelled.
Commencement is an irreplaceable event that now requires a virtual alternative.
Congratulations to our incredible FCC 2020 Graduates!
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Commencement Ceremony Update
Frederick Community College (FCC) hosts an Annual Commencement Ceremony for 1,000 graduates and their families to celebrate the milestone accomplishment of earning a college degree. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced new safety precautions upon society, eliminating the ability to hold large gatherings that were staples of past years.
The FCC May 2020 Commencement Ceremony was postponed until August 13, 2020 with hopes of social distancing guidelines being reduced to allow for large face-to-face gatherings. FCC has decided to proceed with a virtual message to our graduates in lieu of any face-to-face ceremonies, and the August 13 Commencement has been canceled.
We know that nothing can replace the traditional college commencement ceremony that everyone was expecting, but we also know that our graduates are resilient and adaptable. Your graduation is a huge achievement, and we are proud of all of our students’ accomplishments.
The cancelation of the Commencement ceremony will not affect students graduating, receiving degrees and certificates, and transferring to other institutions.
Your diploma will be mailed to the address in your PeopleSoft Student Center Account. August 2019 and December 2019 graduates should have received your diplomas in the mail. May 2020 graduates will receive their diplomas in the mail towards the end of July. Your degree becomes official when it is posted to your transcript, not by your participation in commencement exercises.
For additional information, please contact: Kara Bennett, Graduation and Records Coordinator, [email protected], 301-624-2726
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Celebrate Virtually with Friends and Family
Host a Zoom watch party of the graduation message:
- Create a Zoom invitation and send the link to all your friends and family.
- Once you are all together in the Zoom room, choose one person to open their browser and stream the ceremony. You can play the video from the top of this page.
- In the Zoom room, the person who is playing the video should click “Share Screen” and share their browser screen with all of your family and friends.
- Sit back, watch the stream, and celebrate your graduation! Use #FCCclassof20 to share your celebrations on social.
Tips for Celebrating at Home
View these resources for additional tips on how to make your at home celebration special.
13 Fun Quarantine Graduation Ideas to Make Your 2020 Grad Feel So Loved - Good Housekeeping
6 ways to celebrate graduation during quarantine - VOX Magazine
Related Information & Applications
Reverse Transfer Information
Letter of Recognition Application
2020/2021 Graduation Dates & Deadlines
The graduating Class of 2021 consists of 2020 August, 2020 December, and 2021 May graduates. The Class of 2021 graduates will participate in the 2021 May Commencement Ceremony.
**Students must submit an Application for Graduation through their Student PeopleSoft Account or by paper application by the last day to apply**
August 2020 Graduation
Confer Date: 08/30/2020
Last day to apply: 08/15/2020
Posting date (showing on transcript): No later than 9/30/20
Diplomas mailed directly to students: October 2020
December 2020 Graduation
Confer Date: 12/30/2020
Last day to apply: 12/15/2020
Posting date (showing on transcript): No later than 01/30/21
Diplomas mailed: February 2021
May 2021 Graduation
Confer Date/Commencement: 5/20/2021
Last day to apply: 04/01/2021
Posting date (showing on transcript): No later than 6/20/2021
Diplomas mailed: July 2021
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