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Collegiate High School and Adult Education Graduation
Fall 2018 Ceremony Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ceremony time: 6:00 pm
Doors open: 5:00 pm
Location: Hartsell Arena
Address: Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504
Fall 2018 Ceremony Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Ceremony time: 3:00 pm
Doors open to graduates: 1:30 pm. Graduates must be in line no later than 2:00 pm.
Location: Pensacola Bay Center
Address: 201 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502
The graduation application process begins by applying online through Spyglass. Once you login, select the “Apply to Graduate” option. Students anticipating graduation are encouraged to apply for graduation one term in advance.
Graduation Application Instructions:
Once you have applied for graduation you will receive a graduation eligibility letter in the mail. You may view information regarding the upcoming ceremony at the top of this webpage. Please continue to check your PirateMail for any and all updates regarding graduation.
Diplomas are printed after all requirements for a term have been completed and validated. The address you have provided to us in Spyglass is the address used to mail your diploma. Be sure it is accurate! Diplomas are mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after each graduation – spring, summer, and fall.
For information specifically regarding the graduation application process, please contact Sheila Shiver at (850) 484- 1622.
Caps and Gowns:
Caps and gowns are available in all the campus bookstores approximately two weeks before graduation. If you need special sizing please contact the bookstore, the bookstore does not order special sizes unless requested.
Tassels should be worn on the RIGHT side. After you officially have been conferred your degree at the end of the ceremony, you will be directed to move your tassel from the right to the left.
What to Wear:
Graduates must be attired in full academic regalia (cap/gown) to participate in the ceremony.
Female graduates — Business attire. No flip flops or beach-type sandals.
Male graduates — Dress shirt and tie with long trousers. No flip flops or beach-type sandals.
Graduating with Academic Honors:
Academic Honors are based on GPA and described in the college catalog. Honor cords are given to students based on the term preceding the graduation term. If you earn academic honors after the Registrar has certified your final GPA, your transcript will reflect that.
The Commencement ceremony is a most dignified event. Decorum and courtesy are very important for graduates and their guests.
All graduates and members of the general audience should stand and remove hats following the lead of the stage guests.
No air horns, balloons, bubbles, beach balls, or similar items are allowed in the ceremony. The use of noisemakers may be intended to show one person’s pride in a graduate, but it can also ruin the chance for another family to hear the name of their graduate announced.
Patching & Pinning Ceremonies:
These ceremonies are separate from Commencement. Contact the program directors for details.
There is no rehearsal at Pensacola State College for commencement. Therefore, it is very important for students to arrive on time to check in.
Graduation photographs will be taken during the ceremony. The photographer will contact graduates with special photo packages that can be purchased. To preregister please visit www.gradimages.com, and click on Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter your email and up to 6 emails of loved ones who you would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos.
Announcements and Invitations:
Many students choose to order personalized announcements or invitations to send to their families and friends. We recommend you order these from the bookstore before the graduation application deadline.
We welcome all of your guests. There is no limit. However, for best seating, families and friends are encouraged to arrive early.
There are no tickets and no charges for guests to attend graduation.