NOTE: Plan to arrive early to accommodate security checks when entering Tropicana Field.
Candidates Check-In Time 8 a.m.
Ceremony Begins: 9 a.m.
On the day of Commencement
Associates and Bachelor’s degree candidates and cords for Veterans are available for pick up from 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Look for the 'Honors Cords' sign as you enter Gate 6.
Eligibility for honors is based on your prior term cumulative GPA found on your unofficial transcript in MySPC.
Cords and sashes designating membership in student organizations should be picked up in advance. Contact your organization for specific instructions on obtaining this regalia.
Decorum and ProtocolThe commencement ceremony is a formal event. Decorum and courtesy are very important for candidates and guests. Please use good judgement and celebrate your accomplishment in a way not to disrupt others.
Regalia/Dress (cap, gown, tassel)The day of the ceremony arrive dressed in your cap and gown. The suggested attire for all candidates is business/casual attire. Ladies wear comfortable shoes as the processional is long. Your personal belongings (handbags, keys, etc.) should be secured with a friend or family member.
PhotographsA professional photographer from GradImages will be on stage to take your picture as you greet the president. To see proofs and order copies of professional photos taken, log in with your last name and the year of the ceremony at GradImages.Diplomas
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