The 2013 Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102. The ceremony will begin promptly at 12:00 Noon.
Formal Graduation Announcement Cards
The College provides formal announcement cards for graduates to use as announcements for family and friends. Initially, you will receive 25 graduation announcements with 25 personalized name cards. Graduation announcements will be sent to all graduates using the address provided on the Commencement Information form. Graduates will receive an e-mail notification when this process is complete. The formal graduation announcement card is NOT your commencement ticket for family and guests.
All family members and guests attending the ceremony MUST have a Kimmel Center generated admission ticket to enter the ceremony on Commencement Day. The Office of Academic Affairs is currently looking into how many initial tickets each graduate will receive. An e-mail will be sent shortly once we obtain more information from the Kimmel Center concerning the number of seats. Arrangements to request extra tickets will take place sometime in June, 2013. At that time, graduates will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to order extra tickets. Please do not request extra tickets until you receive this e-mail.
Cap and Gown
The Office of Student Affairs handles the distribution of the Commencement Package. Graduates will receive an e-mail from the Office of Student Affairs when the Commencement Package is ready for pick up.
Cap and Gown - Pick up on Commencement Day
If for some reason you cannot pick up your Commencement Package until the day of graduation, the Office of Student Affairs will bring your package to the Kimmel Center for you. You will find your cap and gown in the Lounge after 9:00 am. Tickets for your family and guests will be available for pick up at the ticket table. Please be sure to notify Student Affairs by e-mail at Studentaffairs@pcom.edu that you will pick up your package at the Kimmel Center on Commencement Day. This will ensure that your tickets are available at the ticket table for your family and guests.
Arrival of Guests at the Kimmel Center
Family and guests should be seated by no later than 11:30 a.m. The Kimmel Center will open for guest seating at 11:15 a.m. and seating is by ticket only. Graduate arrival times click here.