Petition for Graduation
Students completing requirements for a degree should submit a Petition for Graduation online through Eagle’s Nest by the end of the Drop/Add period the semester they anticipate graduating.
A Petition for Graduation Fee of $80 will be charged to your account after your eligibility for graduation is confirmed. May graduates pay this fee with the April 16 payment and December graduates pay this fee with the November 20 payment. Petitions submitted after the end of Drop/Add will incur a $25 Late Petition for Graduation Fee.
Graduates who have difficulty with stairs need to e-mail graduationclerk*pcci|edu by April 20 so that your seat can be assigned in an appropriate location.
If you have guests who need wheelchair seating or an American Sign Language interpreter, contact commencement*pcci|edu by Monday, April 23, to ensure appropriate accommodations.
Graduates are eligible to receive up to 5 tickets for reserved seats in the Crowne Centre. Commencement tickets are free and may not be sold. Guests without a reserved-seat ticket may view the ceremony by video in the Crawford Chapel (located in the Crowne Centre), Dale Horton Auditorium, Sports Center Arena, or the MacKenzie Great Hall (for guests with children under 6). The event will also be livestreamed at pcci.edu/commencement.
Reserve your tickets online at pcci.edu/gradtickets on the date and time listed below based on the total number of tickets needed.
|TOTAL TICKETS NEEDED
||RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE
|3 or fewer tickets
||Mon., Apr. 30, 2018, 10:45 a.m.–midnight CST
|4 or fewer tickets
||Tue., May 1, 2018, 10:45 a.m.–midnight CST
|5 or fewer tickets
||Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:45 a.m.–midnight CST
|Extra tickets, if available
||Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:45 a.m.–midnight CST
|Note: ID number coupon code is valid one time only between Monday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 2. Your ID coupon code will be reactivated to reserve up to 2 extra tickets (as available) on Friday, May 4.
Children must be six years old to attend the Commencement ceremony in the Crowne Centre. Children under six may watch Commencement by video with an adult in the MacKenzie Great Hall. If a non-graduating student is willing to watch your guests’ children in MacKenzie during Commencement, they may get permission from Student Life to do so.
Graduation regalia is designed to follow a uniform academic protocol. Additions to the college-issued regalia listed below are not permitted.
Cap and Tassel
The cap (or mortarboard) is worn by all participants. The color of the tassel on the cap indicates the major field. Undergraduate candidates wear their tassel on the right side and move it to the left when their degree is conferred. Graduate candidates wear their tassel on the left side.
A black gown is worn by all participants. The type of sleeve varies by degree.
A white collar is worn by women who are receiving an Associate in Science degree; men do not wear this collar. Associate candidates do not wear a hood.
A hood is worn by bachelor, master, and doctoral candidates. The hood is worn with the velvet side up; the velvet denotes the major/degree being granted.
On the back of the hood, the silk lining should be turned out so the royal blue and white silk can be seen, as shown in the picture below.
Seminary master candidates wear a black and red sash. The sash is worn on the right shoulder and hangs so that the tassel is on the left side.
Honor cords and medallions are draped around the neck under the hood. PCC awards the following honors:
Undergraduate candidates who earn at least a 3.50 PCC cumulative GPA wear a medallion in addition to blue and white cords. Seminary and graduate students who earn a 4.00 PCC cumulative GPA wear double gold cords.
Undergraduate students selected for Christian Leadership recognition wear a red cord.
Undergraduate students selected for Who’s Who among PCC Students wear a gold cord.