December 2012 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Processional begins promptly at 12:45 p.m. All students should arrive no later than 12 noon; as a courtesy to your fellow students and marshals please be on time. We ask that all guests be seated before the processional begins.
Who may participate
Graduate and undergraduate students verified by the Office of the Registrar as completing all degree requirements by the end of the Fall 2012 semester.
There will be NO tickets required.
Live Internet Viewing
The commencement ceremony will be broadcast live over the Internet via web cast. You may view the ceremony from the GC main page at www.gcsu.edu.
Physical or Sensory Assistance
If you or any of your family or friends attending commencement require special assistance or need a sign language interpreter, please notify Disability Services at 478-445-5931 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you submitted your graduation application prior to the posted deadline, your name will be included in the graduation program. Students who have requested a directory restriction will not have their names printed in the program, unless the Office of the Registrar receives the student's written permission.
Herff Jones is Georgia College's authorized vendor. Please contact them directly for information.
Caps, gowns, stoles, and hoods will be available for purchase beginning November 21, 2012 at the Box Office Bookstore. (The deadline for ordering directly from Herff Jones was Friday, October 19, 2012.)
Regalia required in order to participate in commencement:
Graduate students are required to wear a cap, gown, hood and tassel. $74.75
Undergraduate students are required to wear cap, gown, stole and tassel. $59.75
Students may also borrow all or part of their regalia from recent GC graduates rather than purchasing their own items. If borrowing attire, master’s students need to ensure that their hood bears the appropriate color scheme for their discipline and that they wear a master’s gown, which has long, rectangular extensions on the sleeves. Students will not be allowed to enter the ceremony line-up if they are not attired appropriately.
Proper attire is required of all students participating in the ceremony. Ladies please remember to wear dark shoes; low heels are strongly encouraged. Gentlemen please remember to wear dark shoes and trousers. Please avoid wearing bright colors.
Graduate students are required to wear a cap, gown, hood and tassel.
Undergraduate students are required to wear cap, gown, stole and tassel.
Students will not be allowed to enter the ceremony line-up if they are not attired appropriately.
Students should enter the Centennial Center at the downstairs southeast corner of the building. Within each school, candidates will be lined up alphabetically within the degree designation they are receiving (EdS, MED, MBA, MPA, BSN, BBA, BS, etc.). Each student will be handed a name card by a marshal. You will line-up in numerical sequence (as indicated on card) by school and degree program.
In order to insure your proper place in line--PLEASE BE ON TIME! The faculty marshals will assist you in properly lining up for the ceremony beginning at 12 noon.
Students will process in the following order:
- Graduate students--College of Health Sciences
- Graduate students--College of Business
- Graduate students--College of Education
- Graduate students--College of Arts and Sciences
- Undergraduate students--College of Health Sciences
- Undergraduate students--College of Business
- Undergraduate students--College of Arts and Sciences
As you assemble; each student will be presented a name card. Give this card to the announcer as you step onto the stage.
Pronunciation of Names
We want to pronounce your name correctly. If you have a name that is routinely pronounced incorrectly, contact the name reader that will be responsible for your name:
Dr. Judy Malachowski
Dr. Judy Malachowski
Dr. Chandra Power
Arts & Sciences
Dr. Chandra Power
If leaving a message, indicate if you are a graduate or an undergraduate student, your school, degree, major, and then slowly and clearly speak the pronunciation.
Georgia College Television will record the ceremony. You may purchase a copy of the video on VHS or DVD format for $15. Order forms will be available at the ceremony or you may download the request (doc) and mail to:
Campus Box 9
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
GradImages, our graduation photographer, will provide a proof to each student approximately one week after the ceremony. Families are welcome to take additional photographs of their graduates after the ceremony; however, no one will be allowed near the stage to take pictures during the ceremony. To register your e-mail address prior to graduation for a $5 discount, visit GradImages.
The ceremony is not complete until the platform party recesses. As a show of respect, guests are asked to remain standing at their seats until the recessional has ended.
Participation in the ceremony does not guarantee that all degree requirements have been satisfied. Students will receive a diploma cover at commencement. Diplomas are mailed to the permanent address, as stated on the graduation application, following verification by the Graduate Coordinators and by the Registrar’s Office that all degree requirements were satisfied by the last day of the semester in which the degree is to be awarded. This process normally takes 1-2 weeks following the end of the term.
Please refer all questions to the Office of the Registrar at 478-445-6288 or email@example.com.
Do you have a story to tell?
We're looking for story ideas about the Class of 2013. Are you part of a family affair of graduates, e.g., a mother/daughter combo or assorted siblings? Did you create a one-of-a-kind major? Are you getting your dream job after graduation? Perhaps you overcame difficult odds getting to college and plan to make your life's work helping others who need a hand?
E-mail your story to University Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the best times and ways to reach you. We can't guarantee you 15 minutes of fame or that we'll be able to use every suggestion, but we'll do our best to follow up on as many as possible. Stories may be used on the News & Events page, in other university publications or passed along to the news media.