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.
Cords for Associate and Bachelor’s degree candidates are available for pick up from 8- 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 for Veterans are available for pick up from 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Look for the ‘Veterans Cords’ sign as you enter Gate 6.
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
If you did not register for the commencement ceremony, the name on your diploma will be the name in your MySPC student account. Make sure your address is updated and accurate since that is the address your diploma will be sent. Honors designation on your diploma will be based on your final cumulative GPA.A $15 diploma fee for a duplicate or replacement is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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