Commencement 2017 Details
The Commencement Ceremony will be held, rain or shine, on the Elsbree Street campus under a large tent Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Commonwealth College Center (G building) cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served. All ceremony participants should arrive on campus at 9:15 a.m. and check in at the Jackson Arts Center (H building) lobby.
Additional instructions will be outlined in the Graduation Information memo you will receive when you pick up your cap and gown at the Bookstore. Seating for guests is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating outside of the tent.
Please make note of the following which will not be allowed at the Commencement ceremony:
- Balloons or banners (signs)
- Bookbags/oversized handbags not allowed (only pocketbooks allowed and will be subjected to a search)
- No smoking on Campus
- No alcoholic beverages
- Service animals only (if any)
- Noise makers or airhorns
Personal chairs are allowed at Commencement, but ONLY for use OUTSIDE of the ceremony tent.