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Cap & Gown and Ticket Information

In order 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, over the telephone with a credit card, or mail in a check.

You will also be required to sign a roster to confirm your participation in the ceremony. 

Your cap, gown, and tassel may be picked up in the Bookstore beginning April 20th.  You will receive the diploma cover as you cross the stage at the ceremony.


All participants in Commencement will receive four (4) tickets.  After purchasing your Commencement Package, go directly to the Student Activities Office (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.

There will be additional seats available in the Theater, on a first come, first served basis. In addition, the ceremony will be broadcast on monitors located throughout campus including the Cafeteria and 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 announced in the Spring semester.

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