Graduation & Commencement

Congratulations on your graduation!

All graduates must complete the Black Hawk College Graduation Application. Financial obligations to BHC must be fulfilled before your diploma or transcripts will be issued.

Graduation Application 2018-2019

Diplomas will be mailed to spring graduates approximately 6-8 weeks after the last date of the term in which academic work was completed.

The graduation date for summer candidates is in July. However, certain programs have a completion date in August and in these cases, the last date of academic work will be used as students’ graduation date. Students with degree completion dates after the start of the fall semester will have graduation dates in December.


Graduation Honors
Honors are based upon your GPA at the end of the fall semester and the number of semester hours enrolled in through the spring semester since final grades aren’t available until after commencement.

Summa Cum Laude: 60 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a cumulative 3.95 grade point average or higher.
Magna Cum Laude: 45 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a cumulative 3.85 grade point average or higher.
Cum Laude: 30 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a cumulative 3.75 grade point average or higher.

Official graduation honors noted on the diploma and academic record will be determined when the degree requirements are completed. Only associate degree candidates qualify for graduation honors.

Honor societies (You will receive more information through your chapters.):
Alpha Beta Gamma: If you are a member of Alpha Beta Gamma, you will be eligible to wear an Alpha Beta Gamma stole.
Phi Theta Kappa: If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you will be eligible to wear a Phi Theta Kappa stole and/or tassel.
Psi Beta: If you are a member of Psi Beta, you will be eligible to wear a Psi Beta cord.
Sigma Kappa Delta: If you are a member of Sigma Beta Gamma, you will be eligible to wear a Sigma Kappa Delta cord.

Quad-Cities Campus:
Enrollment Services
Black Hawk College
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
309-796-5345

East Campus:
Enrollment Services
Black Hawk College
26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434
309-854-1705

Quad-Cities Campus Commencement

woman wearing black graduation cap smiles during the ceremonyThe Quad-Cities Campus Commencement will be Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the TaxSlayer Center in downtown Moline.

East Campus Commencement

Graduation - East Campus grads in caps & gowns hanging from treeThe East Campus Commencement will be Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in downtown Kewanee.