INSTRUCTIONS TO GRADUATES
- 4 p.m. ceremony for graduates of the Arts and Sciences Division and Business and Public Services Technologies Division
- 7 p.m. ceremony for graduates of the Applied Career Technologies Division and Health Sciences Division
Graduate Meeting: All students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend a meeting in the Randolph Hall/Bumgarner Gym an hour prior to the start of the ceremony to receive instructions about line-up and other procedures. Graduates in the 4 p.m. ceremony must meet at 3 p.m. and graduates in the 7 p.m. ceremony must meet at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Each graduate will be provided with tickets in their graduation packet. These tickets must be given to anyone that plans to attend the ceremony. The total number of tickets received will depend on the number of graduates participating in the ceremony and will be announced at a later date. Tickets must be presented at the door for entry into the ceremony. If tickets are lost, they will not be replaced. Seats cannot be saved. Ticket holders may choose to be seated or wait on the arrival of their entire party in the lobby. Twenty minutes prior to the ceremony, stand-by tickets will be distributed to anyone who is in line without a ticket. Any seats that are not filled will be filled with stand-by ticket holders.
Attire: Please dress appropriately for graduation. Men are asked to wear a shirt with a collar, long dark pants and dark shoes. Ladies are asked to wear a dress, skirt/blouse, or long, dark pants with flat dark shoes to match black gown. You will pick up your cap and gown in the College Bookstore (dates and times are posted on our website). Please allow ample time to “press the wrinkles out” before May 13.
Line Assignment: Graduates must pick up a packet in Student Services (at the campus designated on the graduation application) between May 7-12. The packet will contain tickets, maps, and information about commencement program procedures. It is important that you bring the line assignment card with you on graduation day.
Disability Assistance: A graduate and/or a guest who has current medical concerns or disabilities and who needs some type of accommodations must contact Cindy Core at 336-838-6137 by Monday, May 3, 2021.
Reception: A reception for everyone in attendance will be held immediately following the ceremony. This is an excellent opportunity for your family and friends to meet the faculty and your classmates. Please encourage them to join us!
Photography During Commencement
For your convenience, Photo Specialties, a professional photographer, will record the moment you are awarded your degree/diploma/certificate. You will be offered several options for ordering enlargement packages at very reasonable prices with no obligation to purchase these prints. You will receive important communications from Photo Specialties by email and/or postal mail. For those of you who provided an email address, you will receive an email from the photographer with a website link, www.photospecialties.com, and a password that will allow you to view and order your graduation photos online. A free, color proof will also be mailed to your permanent address so that you will have the opportunity to purchase these prints. If you do not receive a proof within a week of the ceremony, please contact email@example.com or call 1-800-722-7033.