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Commencement

PCC Graduation

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On May 10, graduates will turn their tassels at the biggest event of the school year: Commencement. For underclassmen, the day marks the beginning of the three-month summer break. But for the graduates marching on May 10, Commencement will be even more exciting as their years of hard work come to a rewarding conclusion.

Activities leading up to Commencement include three showings of the Fine Arts opera La bohème; the Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony; and the annual Commencement Showcase and Program featuring the best of students’ creative work over the school year. And then, on Wednesday morning, graduates will march in PCC’s forty-second annual Commencement.

Come join in the exciting Commencement-week events!

Parking is available on campus and in surrounding areas. For your convenience, traffic attendants will guide you to the areas open for parking. Please allow extra time in your travel plans.

Graduates need to be in their line for Commencement processional by 8:30 a.m.

Doors to the Crowne Centre open for guests at 8:30 a.m. Guests should be seated by 9:05 a.m.

No photographic or recording equipment is permitted during Commencement.

Children under six may watch Commencement by video with an adult in the MacKenzie Great Hall. Facilities are available in MacKenzie for children under two when accompanied by an adult. Audio of the Commencement ceremony is available at this location. If a non-graduating student is willing to watch your children in MacKenzie during Commencement, they may get permission from Student Life to do so.

Commencement Week Activities May 8–10

Monday

  • 8 p.m. Fine Arts Series of La bohéme Dale Horton Aud.
  • (Tickets $18 and $20)

Tuesday

  • 8 a.m. Nurses Pinning Ceremony Dale Horton Aud.
  • 10 a.m. Commencement Showcase Crowne Centre
  • A showcase of student accomplishments from the past year
  • 1 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal Crowne Centre
  • Lasts approximately 3 hours; only graduates attend
  • 7:30 p.m. Commencement Program Crowne Centre
  • Best-of-the-year highlights from campus life and events

Wednesday

  • 9:25 a.m. Commencement Crowne Centre