DECEMBER 2020 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY


Date

Sunday, December 13, 2020

TIME: Students will be assigned a report time

LOCATION

Jekyll Island Convention Center

The graduation application is located in the MyCCGA portal in the Student Forms tab in the Registrar Form.

Regalia

Cap and Gown are ordered online. 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.

Attire

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.

Lineup

December 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.

Physical Assistance

Students and their guest will be expected to stand for approximately 30 to 45 minutes 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.

Commencement Program

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.

Photographs

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.

Diplomas

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.

Career Center

Welcome to your Lifetime Membership!

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 careerservices@ccga.edu or 912-279-5717 for more information on our offerings or to schedule an appointment.

Lodging

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

Questions

Regalia & Announcements – Bookstore 912.279.5975
Ceremony, Degree, Honors & Diploma questions - Office of the Registrar 912.279.5738, registrar@ccga.edu

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