Wednesday, April 4, 2012

May Graduation Ceremony Information

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May 4, 2012*
Program Time/ Processional begins:
3 p.m.
Graduates' Arrival Time:
1:30 p.m.
Bank Atlantic Center
1 Panther Pkwy
Sunrise, Florida 33323
Directions to the BAC can be found at
Six (6) tickets per graduate. Guests must present ticket to enter ceremony.

Tickets are available for pick-up beginning Monday, April 9, 2012 at any College Bookstore location.

Tickets will be distributed at the time purchase of your cap and gown. If you have already purchased your cap and gown, please provide proof of receipt to receive your tickets.
General parking is free.
Cap-n-gowns may be purchased at any Broward College Bookstore. Graduates will be in full academic regalia (cap, gown, and tassel). Men: dress shirt, pants, shoes and tie. Women: dress tops, bottoms, and shoes. Personal belongings such as purses, keys, etc. must be secured with a friend or family member.
Last date to apply for Graduation with name in commencement program*:
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Graduation photographs will be taken the night of the ceremony. The photographer will contact graduates with special photo packages that can be purchased.
Diplomas are printed and mailed 6-8 weeks after the graduation ceremony pending all requirements for graduation are met. The address listed on your Graduation Application and/or in your MyBC student account will be used. Be sure it's accurate!
Disability-related Accommodations:
Guests needing special accommodations should contact the Graduation Office at 954-201-7478 to make arrangements no later than 2 weeks prior to the graduation ceremony.
Event Security
Graduates and guests should be prepared for security checks upon entry to the Bank Atlantic Center. Security measures may include:
  • Increased security presence both inside and outside BankAtlantic Center
  • Presenting a picture ID upon entry
  • Wanding of our guests or metal detection
  • Inspection of all small handbags and purses
  • BankAtlantic Center Security reserves the right to conduct "Pat Down" searches as National-Security elevates and prohibit large bags, duffel bags, or anything larger than a shoe box to enter the building.
Decorum and Protocol:
The Commencement ceremony is a most dignified event. Decorum and courtesy are very important for graduates and guests.
  • Turn off cell phones and beepers for the ceremony.
  • Wear cap throughout entire ceremony.
  • Men should remove their caps for the National Anthem.
  • No air horns, balloons, bubbles, beach balls, or similar items are allowed in the ceremony. The use of noisemakers may be intended to show one person's pride in a graduate, but it can also ruin the chance for another family to hear the name of their graduate announced. We appreciate your cooperation!
All graduates are expected to stay for the entire ceremony. Please plan for an approximate 2 1/2 hour program.
*Be advised due to the potential NHL playoffs of the Florida Panthers, the graduation ceremony may be required to change to May 3. All graduates will receive prior notification of any such change.

Diplomas and certificates are mailed to students approximately 8 weeks after the posted graduation date listed in the Academic Calendar. If you have not received your diploma please fill out the Duplicate/Replacement Diploma Form and fax to 954-201-7466 or scan and email to

Duplicate/Replacement Diploma Order Form

For additional questions concerning graduation, please contact the Graduation Office at (954) 201-7478.

Guests needing special accommodations should contact the Graduation Office at 954-201-7478 to make arrangements no later than 2 weeks prior to the graduation ceremony.

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