You must apply to graduate!

Mar 1 is the graduation deadline. Contact the Answer Center to make an appointment with your academic advisor: (928) 776-2149 or (928) 634-6520.

Graduation Information

May 2016 Commencement Live Stream

Links will be provided prior to the events.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns may be purchased from the Bookstore through the day of the Commencement ceremony! If you cannot come to the YC Bookstore on the Prescott Campus, call 928.776.2213 to place an order and have your items shipped free of charge to your home address.
You may also purchase them on the Verde Valley Campus the week of May 4.

May 2016 Graduation Photos

GradImages® is the official photographer at this year's ceremony. Your photos will be available to view and order by visiting their website at, and entering your last name, school name, then select 2016 from the drop down menu. Click on your name to view the photos.
If you need additional help to locate your photos, call our customer service department at 800-261-2576 or email us at

Graduating Veterans

Graduating Service Members who participate in Commencement will receive a patriotic cord to wear for the ceremony. Please pick up your cord when you check-in for Commencement on May 6 (Verde) or May 7 (Prescott).

2016 Spring Commencement Calendar

2016 Commencement Brochure, Commencement FAQs

Graduation Event Date & Time Location
Verde Valley Campus Fri, May 6 at 6pm Verde Valley Campus
Mabery Pavilion
Nursing Pinning Ceremony Sat, May 7 at 1pm Prescott Campus
Performing Arts Center
Prescott Campus Sat, May 7 at 6pm Prescott Campus
Performing Arts Center
NARTA Graduation
Northern AZ Regional Training Academy
Thurs, May 26 at 11am Prescott Campus
Performing Arts Center
  Student Speaker Application

Each year, Yavapai College selects two graduating students to represent the graduating class by speaking at the Commencement ceremony on each campus. If you are interested in speaking at either the Verde Campus Commencement or Prescott Campus Commencement, please complete and submit the Speaker Application no later than Monday, March 21, 2016.

Guidelines for Application
Speaker Application

Submit completed application to: