Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement for May/Summer Graduates
Friday, May 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. / McVean Student Center Gymnasium

FAQ - Graduates         FAQ - Guests

APPLICATION for DEGREE / CERTIFICATE

All potential graduates are required to submit an Application for Degree/Certificate to the Student Records Office, Room 6-024 by April 7, 2017 for the spring graduation.

To submit the form online, log in to myJCC and click on Quick Links at the top. Under Student Records, click on Apply to Graduate and complete the form.

If you have any questions about the application or requirements for graduation, please email studentrecords@sunyjefferson.edu, call 315-786-2386 or stop in Enrollment Services, on the first floor of the Jules Center.

CAP & GOWN PICK-UP

Caps and gowns may be picked up beginning April 27, 2017 in the JCC Bookstore (315-786-2260).  The cost of your cap and gown is included in your student life fee.  

There is no need to pre-order your cap and gown, however students who want to participate in the Commencement Ceremony must pick up their cap & gown by Monday, May 8, 2017.

TICKET INFORMATION

Guest Ticket Pick-Up: Commencement participants will receive up to four (4) guest tickets when picking up cap and gown from the JCC Bookstore between April 24 and May 8, 2017. You must be participating in the ceremony to receive guest tickets.  Please note: A ticket is required to enter commencement ceremonies in the gymnasium. All children (including infants) must have a ticket. Tickets will be collected by the ushers, but will be made available following the ceremony to keep as souvenirs. 

Sturtz Theater Seating – Tickets NOT Required: The Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast via closed circuit telecast in the Sturtz Theater (room 4-111) in the McVean Student Center. The theater is air-conditioned and offers seating that may be preferable to those who have difficulty climbing bleachers. Guest tickets are not required for theater admittance.

SENIOR SEND-OFF: FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

Senior Send-Off, a free luncheon for graduates, begins at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Courtyard Cafeteria.

COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL: FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

Rehearsal for all participants begins at 12:30 p.m. in the McVean Student Center Gymnasium. Please be prompt. The Marshals will give all instructions for Commencement Ceremony.

CHILDREN & FREE CHILDCARE

Children and infants attending the ceremony must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Strollers are not permitted in the gymnasium.

Jefferson Campus Care will provide free childcare during the Commencement Ceremony and Reception (6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) for children of both participants and their guests. Children must be aged 18 months – 12 years old. Registration is required. Please contact Jefferson Campus Care at 786-2357 by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to register. 

COMMENCEMENT – WHEN/WHERE TO ARRIVE

Students: All participants are to report to the Jules Center and should be robed and lined up, as instructed at rehearsal, by 6:30 p.m.  Students may robe in Room 6-118 of the Jules Center. Assistance will be available.

Guests: Guest entrance doors (adjacent to Parking Lot D) will open at 6:30 p.m. Handicapped /special needs guests may disembark at this entrance. Guest seating is available in the bleachers; the first two rows are reserved for special needs attendees. Guest tickets (for adults and children) must be presented to enter the gymnasium.  Strollers are not permitted in the gymnasium.

FLOWERS / COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT

Flowers will be available for purchase at the Commencement Ceremony or can be pre-ordered by clicking the following link: https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/jefferson/. Flowers should be presented after the ceremony is concluded; participants should not carry flowers in the processional.

A commemorative Jefferson Community College Class of 2017 t-shirt with the names of graduates on the back will be available for purchase ($20) at the commencement ceremony or can be pre-ordered by clicking on the following link:  https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/jefferson/.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Professional Photos: A professional photographer will be at Commencement to photograph all participants as they cross the stage and receive their credentials. Proofs of the photos will be available online 2-3 days after the ceremony at www.geneseephoto.com and also mailed to graduates.  You may place an order IF YOU SO CHOOSE. You are under no obligation to purchase photos taken at Commencement. For further information after the ceremony please contact: Genesee Photo Systems, 1015 West 4th Street, Stillwater, OK 74074, 1-800-345-7427.

Photo Room:  The College has added an official photo room to commencement festivities for all families and friends that want to take personal pictures after the ceremony. Located in the Walker Instructional Dining Room, directly across from the Bookstore, we will welcome graduates, friends and families to have their picture taken and we will have staff on hand to help by taking the pictures for you.

WEBCAST OF CEREMONY

Jefferson will videostream the College's Commencement exercises via www.sunyjefferson.edu. The link will be available on the College's homepage at 6:45 p.m.

COMMENCEMENT VIDEO/DVD

A video of Jefferson's entire May Commencement Ceremony will be available in segments for free on YouTube (SUNY Jefferson channel) and in iTunes (search for Jefferson Community College in the iTunes store). A DVD of Jefferson’s May Commencement Ceremony will also be available for purchase ($10) by calling the Bookstore at 315-786-2260.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY

Guests are asked to remain seated until the entire academic procession has exited.

A reception will be held in the Jules Center Commons for graduates and guests.

The JCC Bookstore (in the Jules Center), will be open on the evening of commencement from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

LEAVE YOUR GRADUATE'S MARK ON CAMPUS

Honor your graduate and his or her achievements by leaving a unique gift of an engraved paver on campus! Engraved pavers are placed at the center of Jefferson's campus, in the area surrounding the Haas Clocktower, where they will be enjoyed for years to come by our students and their families, faculty and community members. Your gift will also help the JCC Foundation continue its mission of supporting student scholarships and campus initiatives. Reserve your paver online. JCC graduates will receive a free 1-year membership in the JCC Alumni Association with purchase of a paver. For more information, contact the JCC Foundation at 315-786-2458.

DIPLOMAS

Only diploma covers will be handed out at Commencement. Diplomas are mailed mid–June following a graduation audit of your records.