Commencement Information for Guests and Graduates

Jefferson Community College Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. / McVean Center Gymnasium

FAQ - Graduates               FAQ - Guests

CAP & GOWN ORDERS

Contact the College Bookstore for information, 315-786-2260.

Students who want to participate in the Commencement ceremony must
order their cap and gown. The cost of your cap and gown is included in your
student life fee meaning there is no charge at time of ordering.

CAP & GOWN PICK-UP

Due to delayed shipment, caps and gowns will be available for pick up at the JCC Bookstore beginning Friday, May 9.

Commencement participants may pick up their cap and gown at the JCC
Bookstore in the Jules Center beginning Monday, May 5. Please Note: Only
diploma covers will be handed out at Commencement. Diplomas are mailed by mid–June following a graduation audit of your records.

TICKET INFORMATION

Guest Ticket Pick-Up: Commencement participants will receive up to four (4) guest tickets when picking up cap and gown from the JCC Bookstore. You must be participating in the ceremony to receive guest tickets.

Sturtz Theater Seating – Tickets NOT Required: The Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast via closed circuit telecast in the Sturtz Theater (room 4-111) in the McVean Student Center. The theater is air-conditioned and offers seating that may be preferable to those who have difficulty climbing bleachers. Guest tickets are not required for theater admittance.

APPLICATION for DEGREE / CERTIFICATE

All potential graduates are required to submit an Application for Degree/Certificate to the Student Records Office, Room 6-024 by April 1, 1014 for the spring graduation.

If you have any questions about the application or requirements for graduation, please email studentrecords@sunyjefferson.edu, call 315-786-2386 or stop in Room 6-024.

SENIOR SEND-OFF: FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

Senior Send-Off, a free luncheon for graduates, begins at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Courtyard Cafeteria.

COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL: FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

Rehearsal for all participants begins at 12:30 p.m. in the McVean Student Center Gymnasium. Please be prompt. The Marshals will give all instructions for Commencement Ceremony.

CHILDREN & FREE CHILDCARE

Children attending the ceremony must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Strollers are not permitted in the gymnasium.

Jefferson Campus Care will provide free childcare during the Commencement Ceremony and Reception (6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) for children of both participants and their guests. Children must be aged 18 months – 12 years old. Please contact Jefferson Campus Care at 786-2357 by 12:00 p.m. on May 14, 2014 to register.

COMMENCEMENT – WHEN/WHERE TO ARRIVE

Students: All participants are to report to the Jules Center and should be robed and lined up, as instructed at rehearsal, by 6:30 p.m. Women may robe in room 6-100 and men may robe in 6-101.

Guests: Guest entrance doors (adjacent to Parking Lot D) will open at 6:30 p.m. Handicapped /special needs guests may disembark at this entrance. Guest seating is available in the bleachers; the first two rows are reserved for special needs attendees. Guest tickets (for adults and children) must be presented to enter the gymnasium.

FLOWERS / COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT

Flowers will be available for purchase at the Commencement Ceremony or can be pre-ordered by clicking the following link: http://www.commencementflowers.com/index.php?id=JEFF1. Flowers should be presented after the ceremony is concluded; participants should not carry flowers in the processional.

A commemorative Jefferson Community College Class of 2014 t-shirt with the names of graduates on the back will be available for purchase ($20) at the commencement ceremony or can be pre-ordered by clicking on the
following link: www.CommencementFlowers.com/index.php/Jefferson

PHOTOGRAPHS

A professional photographer will be at Commencement to photograph all participants as they receive their credentials. Proofs of the photos will be mailed to graduates and you may place an order IF YOU SO CHOOSE. You are under no obligation to purchase photos taken at Commencement. For further information after the ceremony please contact: Genesee Photo Systems, 1015 West 4th Street, Stillwater, OK 74074, 1-800-345-7427. To learn more about Genesee Photo Systems, visit www.geneseephoto.com.

LEAVE YOUR GRADUATE'S MARK ON CAMPUS

Honor your graduate and his or her achievements by leaving a unique gift of an engraved paver on campus! Engraved pavers will be placed at the center of Jefferson's campus, in the area surrounding the Haas Clocktower, where it will be enjoyed for years to come by our students and their families, faculty and community members. Your gift will also help the JCC Foundation continue its mission of supporting student scholarships and campus initiatives. Reserve your paver online. JCC graduates will receive a free 1-year membership in the JCC Alumni Association with purchase of a paver. For more information, contact the JCC Foundation at 315-786-2458.

WEBCAST OF CEREMONY

Jefferson will videostream the College's Commencement exercises via www.sunyjefferson.edu.

COMMENCEMENT VIDEO/DVD

A video of Jefferson's entire 50th Commencement Ceremony will be available in segments for free in iTunes (search for Jefferson Community College in the iTunes store). A DVD of Jefferson’s 50th Commencement Ceremony will also be available for purchase ($10) by calling the Bookstore at 315-786-2260.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY

Guests are asked to remain seated until the entire academic procession has exited.

A reception will be held in the Jules Center Commons for graduates and guests.

The JCC Bookstore (in the Jules Center), will be open on the evening of commencement from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.