Blackhawk Commencement 2018

Plans for the May 19, 2018 commencement ceremony, hosted at the Dream Center, 2460 Milwaukee Rd., Beloit, WI 53511 are underway. Students planning to graduate can apply quickly by logging into the MyBTC portal, then navigating to the Registration and Courses page. To review step-by-step instructions, click here. The application deadline is March 1, 2018. If you do not meet the deadline, you will not be able to participate in the formal ceremony and receipt of your diploma will be delayed. 

Graduation Requirements

  • You must be within six (6) credits of completing a program (technical diploma or associate degree) by the end of the summer semester
  • You must have applied for graduation within the application deadline and clearly marked "yes" or "no" regarding participation in the Commencement
  • You must purchase a cap and gown for the ceremony
Graduates with diploma

Cap & Gown

All graduates are required to wear an appropriate cap and gown. Caps and gowns can be ordered at the bookstore at Central Campus until March 30. Your cost will be $33 plus tax. You can order in person or call the bookstore at (608) 757-7672 and order by credit card.

Those individuals who qualify for honor cords will receive an email to their student email account with information regarding when and where you can pick up your cord. Honor cords will be with your cap and gown order in May.

Guest Invitations

Each graduate participating in the ceremony will receive invitations for guests. All guests will be required to present their invitation to get into the ceremony.  You will be able to pick up your invitation along with your guest invitations from Express Services at Central Campus March 18-30 at the following times (please show Photo ID):

  • Monday and Tuesday (at Express Services): 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (at Express Services): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you do not pick up your invitations by March 30, your guest invitations AND your invitation to walk in the ceremony will be forfeited. Forfeited invitations will be made available to other graduates after March 30 by way of a lottery. Only graduates asked to be in the lottery at the time they pick up their invitations will be emailed about additional invites. If you wish to pick up your invitations from the Monroe or Milton Campuses, please email

Overflow & Accommodations

BTC has secured additional space (overflow room) within the Dream Center to accommodate additional family. The overflow room will have a large projector screen that will show the commencement ceremony. The overflow room is great for guests that might have physical limitations as they will not have to walk up or down stairs. Once the main auditorium is full, all remaining guests will be escorted to the overflow room.

If you or your guests require a special accommodation, please let us know at least two (2) weeks before the commencement ceremony.

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If you have any questions concerning commencement, please feel free to contact us at:

(608) 743-4594

Keep checking your BTC student email for further details concerning graduation.

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