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Commencement Package

To participate in Commencement, you must purchase the Commencement Package from the GCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

The $55 fee includes cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover. You may pay in person or by mail with a check.

You will also be required to sign a roster to confirm your participation in the ceremony on Sunday, May 22.

*NEW FOR 2017*
Students may purchase the Commencement Package online with a credit card ( and have it mailed directly to you ($55 plus shipping).  Online orders must be placed by March 31, 2017.

Your cap, gown, and tassel may be purchased in person at the GCC Bookstore beginning April 17. 

Students will receive the diploma cover as you cross the stage at the ceremony.  Diplomas will be sent to your home address via US Postal Service and should arrive around August 1, 2017.


Tickets will be available in the Student Activities Office beginning at 8:45am on Monday, April 17.

All participants in Commencement will receive up to four (4) tickets.  After purchasing your Commencement Package, go directly to the Student Activities Office (Room S115).  You must show your online order confirmation or bookstore receipt as proof of your Commencement Package purchase in order to receive your tickets.  Tickets are for seating in the gymnasium; seats are limited.  Guests, regardless of age, will need a ticket to sit in the gymnasium.

Additional seating is available in the Theater, on a first come, first served basis. In addition, the ceremony will be broadcast on monitors located in the Student Union as well as on the GCC website.

The deadline for purchasing and picking up your Commencement Package and your four (4) Commencement tickets will be Friday, May 5.

If anyone in your party will require accessible seating accommodations, please contact (before Friday, May 20):

Lauren Donovan
Office of Student Activities (S115)
(585)343-0055 x6261


Additional items may be worn for the ceremony to signify membership in organizations or academic achievement.

Students that are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society can purchase an honors cord and tassel on the Phi Theta Kappa website