2021 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Date: Saturday May 8, 2021
Ceremony assignments have been made. Graduates should check their CCGA Email account for more information.
If the graduate did not complete the RSVP survey and/or did not receive an email with their ceremony time assignment, the graduate was not assigned a seat and needs to Contact the Registrar's Office immediately. We will make ever effort to accommodate students to participate in one of the events, but capacity rules do apply. Over-booking a ceremony is not possible.
Jekyll Island Convention Center
The graduation application is located in the MyCCGA portal in the Student Forms tab in the Registrar Form.
Regalia - Order deadline is April 12th
CLICK HERE to order your cap and gown
Cap and Gown are ordered online and mailed to your home. You must have a Graduation Application on file in the Registrar’s Office before you can place an order. Students without appropriate Cap & Gown will not be allowed to participate.
Honor Cords will be given out at rehearsal or students may pick up their cords from the Registrar's Office. Honors designation for the ceremony is usually determined by preceding term overall cumulative grade point average unless the degree has already been awarded. Students in honor organizations will need to speak with respective organizational advisor regarding any other type of cords or stoles.
Veteran Stoles may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office or at the venue.
Each student will be limited to a total of 4 guest. Guest should arrive and check in with their Graduate. Once the Graduate enters the venue, no other guest will be admitted. Late arrivals will be referred to live stream.
This is a formal event, so professional attire is required of all students participating in the ceremony. Dark, solid colors are recommended for garments extending beyond gown. You will be standing for an extended time, so comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged. Please no flip flops or other loose fitting shoes so you may safely mount and exit the stage.
Cap Decorations are allowed, but they need to be flat to the surface and confined to the top of the cap. 3-D adornments (floral arrangements, Micky Mouse ears, Eiffel towers,...) will need to be removed prior to the ceremony.
Commencement will be conducted in small groups rather than one large ceremony. Each graduate will be assigned a report time for themselves and their guest to arrive at the venue. Graduates and their guest will move together into the ceremony room and will exit the venue after your ceremony.
Students and their guest will be expected to stand for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and only limited seating will be available. The venue is wheelchair friendly so graduates and their guest should not face any accessibility issues.
If you have other needs (i.e. quiet place to breast feed), please notify the Registrar’s Office so arrangements can be made prior to the ceremony.
If you submitted your graduation application prior to the application due date, your name will be included in the graduation program. If you submit your Application after the application due date, your name will not appear in the program.
Professional photos will be taken by Grad Images at the ceremony. You will receive order information from the vendor prior to the ceremony on how to set up your account and view proofs.
Participating in the ceremony does not guarantee that all degree requirements have been satisfied. Students will receive a diploma cover at commencement. Once the Office of the Registrar has verified that all degree requirements were satisfied, diplomas can be picked up or mailed by special request. This process takes about 3 weeks following commencement and students will receive an email when they are available.
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We’re not just for students! Career Services offers lots of options for alumni after graduation. Coastal Careerlink is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alumni can use Coastal Careerlink to search our local database of over 100 job openings plus thousands of jobs throughout the country. Coastal Careerlink’s online resume writing program can help alumni create resumes and submit them for review and approval by our staff. Once resumes have been approved, they can be used to apply for job positions posted in Coastal Careerlink. Resumes are saved in the system and can be accessed even years later if alumni need to update a resume for new opportunities. Alumni can practice their interview skills though our online mock interview program, Interviewstream. Alumni are welcome to continue to attend all Career Services offerings including Job Fairs, Workshops, Resume Reviews, Career Counseling, Employer Spotlight Networking opportunities and more! See Coastal Careerlink for a full schedule of offerings each semester. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-279-5717 for more information on our offerings or to schedule an appointment.
The following hotels have special rates for CCGA Graduates and their families:
Jekyll Island Club Resort 912-635-2600
Location: 371 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island
Discount: 15% off rooms at the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort – CCGA graduate rate
Comfort Suites Golden Isles Gateway 912-580-4400
Location: 220 Gateway Center Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: College rate $99.99/night
*advance reservation required
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson 912-264-2888
Location: 211 Gateway Center Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: $95 rate with breakfast, ask for “Coastal College Rate”
Courtyard by Marriott 912-265-2644
Location: 580 Millennium Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: 20% off any regular room (1 King or 2 Queen beds)
*advance reservation required
Embassy Suites by Hilton 912-264-6100
Location: 500 Mall Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: 15% off best available rate, reference CCGA for discount
Holiday Inn & Suites 912-264-3300
Location: 138 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick
Discount: $24 off rate for any room type, based upon availability
*reservations must be made in advance
Jameson Inn 912-261-0002
Location: 230 Warren Mason Blvd
Discount: $54.99 room rate, based upon availability
Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center 912-638-3351
Location: 515 North Windward Dr, St. Simons Island
Discount: 10% off lowest available rate, based upon availability
Villas by the Sea Resort 912-635-2521
Location: 1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island
Discount: 10% off 2 night minimum stay
*contact Ryan Merritt for reservations, no other discount shall apply
Regalia & Announcements – Bookstore 912.279.5975
Ceremony, Degree, Honors & Diploma questions - Office of the Registrar 912.279.5738, email@example.com