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Commencement Ceremony Instructions

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    Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony

    Saturday, Dec. 9
    9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks
    Largo
     

    To participate, you must register for Commencement. Guest seating in the main auditorium is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to limited space, overflow seating will be available in the adjoining room where guests can watch via live telecast.

     See our instructions on how to Register for Commencement. 

    Location
    First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks
    12685 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774

    Time
    Ceremonies begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Check-In Time:

    • 8:30 a.m. for the morning ceremony
    • 12 p.m. for afternoon ceremony

    Gold honor cords will be distributed to candidates:

    • 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. for the morning ceremony
    • 12-12:45 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony

    Parking

    Parking is free.


  • Special Needs
    Graduates with special needs should contact SPC's Accessibility Services at 727-341-3398 to make arrangements at least one week prior to the ceremony.

    Guests
    Guest seating in the main auditorium is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because of limited space, overflow seating will be available in the adjoining room where guests can watch via live telecast.

    Cap and Gown
    Purchase your cap and gown from the Barnes & Noble campus bookstores.

    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.

    Cords and sashes designating membership in student organizations should be picked up in advance. Contact your organization for specific instructions on obtaining this regalia.

    Honor Cords
    The GPA used to compute honors eligibility is based on the prior term cumulative GPA and can be found on your unofficial transcript in MySPC. Honor cords will be distributed at Commencement.

      Required Cumulative GPA
      Single Cord Double Cord
    Associate 3.30 – 3.79 3.80 – 4.00
    Bachelors' 3.50 – 3.79 3.80 – 4.00

    Decorum and Protocol
    The 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.

    • Please plan for a two (2) hour program.
    • All candidates and their guests are expected to remain until the entire ceremony is over.
    • Turn off cell phones for the ceremony.

    Photographs
    A 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
    Diplomas will be mailed to the mailing address on your commencement checklist two to four weeks after all graduation requirements are verified and the degree conferred.

    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. All financial holds, including Exit Interviews, must be cleared before the diploma will be released.

    A $15 diploma fee for a duplicate or replacement is required. Contact graduationquestions@spcollege.edu if you have any questions.