Graduation

44th Annual Commencement

INFORMATION FOR OUR GRADUATES

Congratulations on your accomplishments!  Soon, you will be participating
in your college graduation.  All of us at Passaic County Community College are
very proud of what you were able to do.

Commencement Day:  May 19, 2016
Ceremony Location: Main Campus/Gymnasium
 

Getting Ready for Graduation

1. Keep connected through your portal account. Graduation
updates and changes will be e-mailed regularly.
 
2. Do you need special accommodations at the ceremony or
have other special needs?  Contact the Office of Student
Affairs at 973-684-6309 or email at studentaffairs@pccc.edu
  

3. Have you applied to graduate and completed all Graduation
Requirements? Check here to be sure. 
 
4. You will be notified by the Registrar’s office, via email to your
student email account of the completion of all requirements. 
Once notified, you will be given further instructions about
pick up your cap and gown, and/or sash.

   

Commencement Day Schedule

Morning Ceremony for Associate in Applied Science,
Career Certificates, and Certificateof Achievement
– Enrobing in Memorial Hall for both ceremonies
Evening Ceremony for Associate in Arts, Associate
in Science
 
   
 9:30 am
 
 
 
 
10:30 a
10:30 am

10:45 am
11:00 am
Cap and Gown to be worn by AAS Degree
Students Black and White Stole, grey gown, to    
be worn by Career Certificate Students 
Red Stole to be worn by Certificate 
of Achievement Students
Line Up for all Students
Enrobing for Board of Trustees, Cabinet and
Dignitaries – Paterson Room
Procession begins, Memorial Drive
Ceremony begins 
4:30 pm
 
5:30 pm
 
5:45 pm
6:00 pm
 
 
 
 
Cap and Gown to be worn by AA, AS Students
Line Up for all Students
Enrobing for Board of Trustees, Cabinet and    
Dignitaries – Paterson Room
Procession begins, Memorial Drive
Ceremony begins
 
 
 
 
 

Tickets to the Ceremony for Your Guests

Four (4)) invitations with four tickets to the Commencement Ceremony will be issued when you pick up your cap and gown (degree students only) at the PCCC Bookstore starting May 14, 2016.  Career Certificate and Certificate of Achievement recipients will receive four (4) tickets when they pick up their regalia in Room A230.  Only those adults and children holding tickets for graduation will be admitted into the gymnasium.

Caps and Gowns:

Graduate caps and gowns will be distributed by the PCCC Bookstore. Certificate holders will pick up their regalia in Room A230.  You will receive an e-mail to your student email account when you are eligible to pick them up.  Please be sure to bring your PCCC ID to the bookstore and A230 along with that email.

Career Certificate

A red stole and grey gown for Career Certificate recipients will be distributed by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in A230.  You will receive an e-mail to your student email account when you are eligible to pick it up.  Please be sure to bring your PCCC ID with you along with that email.

Certificate of Achievement Stoles

A stole for Certificate of Achievement recipients will be distributed by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in A230.  You will receive an e-mail to your student email account when you are eligible to pick it up.  Please be sure to bring your PCCC ID with you along with that email.

Diplomas and Certificates:

At the Commencement Ceremony you will receive the diploma case. Diplomas and Certificates will be mailed in late June/early July to the address on your graduation application.  If your address changes, please be sure to update your address with the Registrar’s office.  If you need proof of graduation for transfer or employment, request a PCCC Official transcript: http://www.pccc.edu/registration-info/transcript-request

Video Cameras/Photography

Video cameras are prohibited in the gymnasium during the ceremony. A professional photographer has been engaged to provide services at graduation. Each graduate will be photographed receiving his/her diploma.The photographer will contact  you directly about purchases.

Live Video Broadcast

In the event your family and friends cannot be with you at the graduation ceremony, a LIVE broadcast will take place.  Log-on to www.pccc.edu and an icon will be there for your family to click on and watch the events unfold as they happen.

Security Measures

Due to increased security measures, no backpacks, book bags, balloons or video cameras will be permitted on campus for the Commencement Ceremony. Security checks at all entrances will be engaged and you are asked to cooperatefully when you arrive. Your safety is our number one concern.

Children at Commencement

Children are welcome at the commencement ceremony; however, they cannot walk with you in the processional. The College does not provide child care for the ceremonies.

Commencement Reception

All graduates and their guests are invited to a reception following the ceremony in the Cafeteria, Paterson Room,and Gallery of Academic Hall.

Commencement at PCCC - Information for Families and Guest

 

Ceremony Location: Main Campus/Gymnasium

Morning Ceremony

doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Ceremony starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. for recipients
of the: Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career
Certificates, and Certificate of Achievement
 

Evening Ceremony

doors open at 4:30 a.m.
Ceremony starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. for recipients
of the: Associate in Arts Degree, Associate
in Science Degree
 

Admission to Ceremony

Only ticketholders (adults and chil-
dren) will be admitted to the com-
mencement ceremonies.  Four tickets
are given to each student graduating or
being recognized.
 
Guests will be seated in the bleachers
in the Gymnasium, with overflow
seating in the College Theater and
lecture halls with A LIVE STREAM
broadcast of the ceremony.
 
 
 

In the event you require accommoda-
tions, please contact the Office of the
Dean of Student Affairsat
973-684-6309, or email at
studentaffairs@pccc.edu
 
Parking – Free parking is provided
for all graduates and guests at the
Paterson Public Parking Garage
located at 125 Broadway, across the
street from the College. There is a
pedestrian walkway that will bring you
right into the College. Please leave
ample time for parking.

Mass transport – PCCC is accessible
by mass transportation.  The Paterson
Train station is one block away and NJ
Transit buses serve the immediate
area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Each year the graduating class elects a student representative to the Board of Trustees.  This representative is a non-voting member with a term of one year, effective July 1 of the year in which they graduate. The responsibility of the Board of Trust-ees is to set policies and procedures for Passaic County Community College.  In addition to that, the Board also determines the educational curriculum and program of the college in line with its institutional mission; appoints the President and other officers of the college; fix and determines tuition rates and other fees to be paid by students; and grant diplomas, certificates or degrees, to name a few a few of its many duties.
 
As the alumni representative to the Board of Trustees, you will be the one who represents the interests of PCCC students and act as their voice to the Board of Trustees.  Your role is very significant and one that all future PCCC students will benefit from for years to come.  The Board of Trustees membership is composed of the county superintendent of schools and 10 persons, eight of whom are appointed by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and two appointedby the Governor of the State.
 
If you have an interest in serving as the Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees,  fill out the enclosed application and send it along with a recent photo (headshot will do), a brief bio, and your Personal Statement as to why you should be chosen as the next Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees.  All of this material needs to reach the Office of the President by May 31, 2016.  Once all petitions have been received, a mailing will take place so you can decide who should be the voice of the 2016 graduating class for the students of Passaic County Community College!