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FAQ - Fall Guests

When is the Fall commencement ceremony?
The Fall Commencement Ceremony for December 2017 graduates is on Friday, December 15, 2017 in the Sturtz Theater. The ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. A ticket is required to enter the Commencement ceremony in the Sturtz Theater; however, guests without a ticket are welcome to view the ceremony live via closed circuit telecast in the Jules Center Amphitheater (Room 6-002).

How many tickets does each graduate receive for Commencement?
Each graduate may receive up to three (3) guest tickets for seating in the Sturtz Theater when they pick up their cap and gown from the Bookstore beginning Monday, November 27.

Can I attend Commencement if I do not have a ticket?
A ticket is required to enter the Commencement Ceremony in the Sturtz Theater; however, guests without a ticket are welcome to view the ceremony live via closed circuit telecast in the Jules Center Amphitheater (Room 6-002).

Do children need a ticket?
Yes. All children in attendance must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that strollers are not permitted in the Sturtz Theater.

Will childcare be provided? 
Jefferson Campus Care will provide free childcare during the Commencement Ceremony for children between 18 months and 12 years. Contact Jefferson Campus Care at 315-786-2357 by 12:00 p.m., December 13 to register. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Is there reserved seating for guests who need special accommodations (i.e. difficulty with stairs, use of wheelchair or walkers, etc.)? 
Yes, the graduating student must stop in the Bookstore to complete an accommodative needs seating request form.  It is important that the form is completed and submitted prior to December 8 so that the College may easily accommodate all requests.

Where do I park?
There will be signs posted in the JCC parking lots directing guests to available parking in Lot C.

Will there be any special events for the graduates?
Yes, senior send-off, a luncheon for graduates, will be held on December 15 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the McVean Student Center gymnasium. 

Additionally, all guests and graduates are invited to a reception in the Jules Center Commons immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.