Upcoming Commencement

The Blackhawk Technical College Commencement will be held on May 18, 2019. 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 hereThe application deadline is March 1, 2019. 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 29.

If you qualify for honor cords, you will receive an email to your 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. - 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



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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