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December Graduation


Date/Time/Place: CCC's December graduation is Friday, December 17, 2010. The ceremony is held in the Forrence Center gymnasium and begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.


Graduates: Plan to arrive on campus no later than 5:00 p.m. and proceed directly to the gymnasium and the corridor behind the gym (Cage area) for robing and line-up. Graduates follow directly behind the faculty in the processional.


Graduation Rehearsal:
Rehearsal will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 in the Forrence Center gymnasium. Campus administrators will be there to brief graduates and lead them through the rehearsal process.

Caps & Gowns: Caps and gowns may be picked up from the CCC Bookstore during regular business hours. Pick up your gown early. The Cage in the Forrence Center will be open for the return of student honor hoods immediately following ceremony.

Seating: Ushers begin seating guests at 5:00 p.m. If special assistance is required, call 518 562-4120.

Assembly and Lineup: Graduates will be ready for assembly in the corridor behind the gym by 5:00 p.m.


Parking:
Ample parking is available. Special needs’ parking and entrance is located near the lower west side of the Forrence Center. Buildings and Grounds staff will be on duty to help answer questions.


Photography:
Family members will be given the opportunity to approach the center aisle to take graduate's photos as they receive their degrees. The College will take photos of individual graduates.


Diplomas:
During the ceremony graduates will receive a diploma cover without the actual diploma.
The actual diplomas will be mailed within a few weeks. Report any change of address to the Registrar's office to assure receipt of your diploma.


Clothing:
All graduates will wear the traditional cap and gown. It is best to wear seasonally appropriate clothing underneath for comfort.


Phi Theta Kappa Members:
Members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible to wear additional regalia and should contact a PTK advisor with any questions.


Honors Graduates:
Students graduating with honors wear special honor hoods with their cap and gown. Hoods are to be returned to the Cage in the gymnasium immediately following the ceremony.


Special Note To CCC Graduates:
Leave personal belongings or valuables with a friend or family member for safekeeping.


There will be refreshments immediately following the ceremony.