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44th Annual Commencement

Commencement at PCCC

Information for Families and Guests
Commencement Date: May 19, 2016
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 p.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 children) will be admitted to the
commencement 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 at
In the event you require special accommodations, please
contact the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at
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.
Video Cameras/Photography
Video cameras are prohibited in the gymnasium during the
A professional photographer has been engaged to provide
services at graduation. Each graduate will be photographed
receiving his/her diploma. The photographer will contact
the graduate directly about purchases.
Live Video Broadcast
For those who cannot attend, a LIVE broadcast will take place.
Log-on to and click on the icon to watch
the events unfold as they happen.
Security Measures
Due to increased security measures, no back packs, 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 cooperate fully when you arrive.
Your safety is our number one concern.
Children at Commencement
Children are welcome at the commencement ceremony; however,
they cannot walk or be seated with the graduate in the
ceremony. The College does not provide child care for the
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.