2020 Graduation

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Welcome to CCAD's 2020 Virtual Graduation page. See the ceremony live—and cheer on our grads-to-be—when we stream the ceremony live on Saturday, May 9 on this page. The countdown begins at 9:50 a.m., and the ceremony will start at 10 a.m. sharp. After graduation day, please check back here to see the recording to relive the experience and catch anything you might have missed.



Read more about the 2020 Outstanding Seniors here.

Read more about Co-Valedictorians Alayna here and Bridgette here

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Co-valedictorian Alayna Marguerite Fogle

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Co-valedictorian Bridgette Clifton



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See your class of 2020 photos 

CCAD is gathering a presentation of the academic year in photos to be shown on Saturday, May 9.

Check them out here.


A prayer for the CCAD Class of 2020

Thank you for those who provided paints, pencils, sketchbooks, and iPads when no one else saw the artist being born and taking form within each person.

Thank you for those who smiled upon them and smile still—providing encouragement in the creative process of growing up.

Thank you for all the faculty, staff and trustees of CCAD. Each one of the family we know as CCAD has shown resolve to make this college, this class, and each student the best person they can be and has provided them with the tools they need to succeed.

—Rev. Dr. Timothy C. Ahrens
Sr. Minister
First Congregational United Church of Christ

Read Rev. Ahrens’ full prayer for the Class of 2020 here

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Mortarboard gallery

One of our favorite traditions at CCAD is seeing how you decorate your cap. We will host a gallery of embellished CCAD mortarboards.

See them here.

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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

You’ll soon receive a package with your diploma, as well as some CCAD swag courtesy of our Alumni Office to commemorate your achievements and welcome you into the alumni family. That package will be tracked via the United States Postal Service to ensure it gets to you, wherever you are. In the meantime, find out more about how you can stay involved with CCAD on our alumni page.

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To add to the celebration, CCAD Animation classes have developed a virtual space to provide graduating seniors a digital platform to celebrate their graduation. This multi-class world-building project recreates the center of CCAD’s campus and is an online game for students to visit, play games in, and have fun.

Find log in instructions here

Share in the Celebration

We encourage you to host your own celebration (with appropriate social distancing, of course) on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Class of 2020, please share your virtual graduation conversation using the hashtag #ccadlasts. 

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Special thanks to the following CCAD Student Agency employees whose contributions helped make the 2020 Virtual Graduation possible: 

Kelechukwu (Kaycee) Nwakudu (Animation, 2020)
Jaye Willis (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2021)
Lane Yerrick (Film & Video, 2021)