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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 13 payment and December
graduates pay this fee with the November 18 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 17 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 Tuesday, April 21, to ensure
Graduates are eligible to receive up to 4 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.
ID number coupon code is valid one time only between Monday, April 27, and
Thursday, April 30.
Graduation regalia is designed to follow a uniform academic protocol. Additions to the
college-issued regalia listed below are not permitted.
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
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
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.
On Thursday, May 7, pick up your regalia in the Crowne Centre Choir Practice Room between 7:30 a.m.
and 12 noon. Enter from the back of the Crowne Centre using the First Street entrance on the west
side of the building just past the North Lobby entrance.
Graduates need to be in their line location for Commencement processional by 8:40 a.m. The lobby
doors closest to the Crowne Centre parking lot will be open for graduates only beginning at 8:15
Doors to the Crowne Centre open for guests at 8:45 a.m. Guests should be seated by 9:20 a.m. No
photographic or recording equipment or packages of any kind are permitted in the auditorium. Guests
are requested to turn off all mobile devices.
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 to get to
the Crowne Centre from your parking location.
Regalia must be returned to the Crowne Centre Music Suite after Commencement by 2 p.m.
Diplomas will be mailed to graduates after May 22 to the address on file, provided the Business
Office account is paid in full. If you need to revise your address, please e-mail graduationclerk*pcci|edu. For diploma reorders, a $20
Diploma Reorder Fee will apply.
To order a custom diploma frame, visit the Campus Store (campusstore.universityframes.com) online.