Paris Junior College to Hold Virtual Graduation May 22

Paris Junior College graduates will be recognized in a virtual commencement ceremony on May 22, 2020. Students are being offered curbside pickup of their caps and gowns. They are also being asked to submit a photo to be made into a video of the graduation ceremony.

Caps and gowns are pre-ordered in a range of heights and sizes and students will keep them after the ceremony. PJC is pleased to provide the academic apparel at no cost to the student. Caps and gowns will be distributed according to the following schedule.

If this schedule is not convenient for you, please designate someone else to pick up your regalia on your behalf.

PJC – Sulphur Springs Center, 1137 Loop 301 East, Sulphur Springs, TX
May 6, 7 a.m. to noon
May 7, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
PJC – Greenville Center, 6500 Monty Stratton Parkway, Greenville, TX
May 6, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
May 7, 7 a.m. – noon
Paris Junior College, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX
May 12, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
May 13, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

During the ceremony, photos of graduates with each name displayed will be shown. Those wishing to have their photograph appear as part of the ceremony must submit them by May 15 to [email protected].

Students should take the photograph wearing their cap and gown. Suggested attire for men includes a light-colored shirt and tie and dark slacks and for women includes dresses or dark
colored slacks.

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Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.


To be the educational provider of choice for the region.


Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

Author: Matt Janson

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