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Commencement Ceremony Instructions

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    Summer 2018 Commencement Ceremony

    Saturday, July 21
    10 a.m.
    First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks
    12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Fl
     

    Location and Time
    First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks
    12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Fl

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Candidates Check-In Time 9 a.m.

    Ceremony Begins: 10 a.m.

     Before Commencement 

    • Purchase your cap, gown and tassel through any campus Barnes and Noble bookstore by Friday, July 20.  
    •  Cords and stoles for membership in student organizations should be picked up in advance. Contact your organization for specific instructions on obtaining this regalia  
    •  Special Accommodations: Please contact SPC’s Accessibility Services at 727-341-3398 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations..  

    On the day of Commencement 

    • Dress in your cap and gown. We recommend wearing business casual and comfortable shoes underneath. 
    • Your personal belongings (handbags, keys, etc.) should be secured with a friend or family member. 

    Guest
    Tickets are not required, however guest seating is limited.

  • Honor Cords
    Associates and Bachelor’s degree candidates and cords for Veterans are available for pick up from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Look for the 'Honors Cords' sign. 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.

      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.

     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.

    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 two to three 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.