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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. 

Your cap, gown, and tassel may be purchased in the Bookstore beginning April 18.  You 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, 2016.


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

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 6.

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

Debra Crossett
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