Graduation is an exciting time for our students and their families!  We are so proud of our students and their educational success. 

Below you will find important information for graduates and their families pertaining to Graduation day and night.  The information below pertains to Graduation 2016

GRADUATION REHEARSAL: (The College will present you with your graduation gift.)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.
L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the Bay Minette campus
 
2016 GRADUATION CEREMONY:
Friday, May 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center
 
GRADUATION RECEPTION:
Friday, May 13, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Branch, along with the Administration, Faculty and Staff will host a full-scale reception on the grounds beside the Fort Cruse Log Cabin to honor all of our graduates and their family and friends.  You are encouraged to attend this reception in your honor.
 
GRADUATION DAY LINE-UP:
Line-up will take place at 6:30 p.m. next to the gymnasium at the sand volleyball court.  In the event of rain, graduates will be lined up in the east hallway of the gymnasium and the adjacent classrooms.
 
TICKET INFO (Please hold all inquiries regarding tickets until after rehearsal on May 10th):
Seating is limited; therefore, the number of tickets each Graduate receives is based on the number of students participating in the ceremony. You may invite additional guests to view the ceremony on large screens in the Sibert Gymnasium and on the screens that will be set up on the grounds beside the Fort Cruse Log Cabin where the reception will take place. 

ATTIRE:
It is highly recommended that graduates wear comfortable shoes.  You will be walking across the PAC stage, so wear shoes that are easy to walk in.  It is also recommended that graduates avoid white and light color shoes. 

SHUTTLE:
This year, the College will provide a BRATS shuttle on campus to transport graduates and their families from the front of campus to the parking lot of the Gym and PAC.  Families should look for the Shuttle Parking signs to park.  There are two locations (one on the north side and one on the south side) of campus.  The shuttle will run from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
GRADUATION HONORS:
A student must have completed a minimum of 32 semester credit hours with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at the end of the Fall semester 2015.  Honors are calculated based on the hours attempted at the College.  Transfer credit hours are not used in the determination of academic honors.  Graduates may keep honor cords, tassels, caps and gowns.
 
PHI THETA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:
Members need to order honor stoles and tassels from the PTK International office.  Their website is www.ptk.org.
 
DIPLOMA:
Graduates who finish all requirements at the end of the Spring or previous semester will have their diploma mailed to them in June 2016.  Graduates who complete requirements in the Summer semester will receive their diploma in September 2016.
 
Again congratulations from Dr. Gary L. Branch, the Administration, Faculty and Staff of the College.