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Information for Graduates

 

Commencement Tickets

Each graduate will receive ten (10) tickets. Tickets will be available for pick up from the PCOM Georgia Office of Student Affairs. Dates and times for pickup will be announced.

Commencement Day

Details regarding the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine commencement for PCOM Georgia will be announced when available. 

Military Commissioning Ceremony

Details regarding the formal commissioning of graduates in the military will be announced when available.

Please refer to the commissioning policy on myPCOM for additional details. A separate communication with specific details will be sent to each military graduate.

Ordering Graduation Announcements

PCOM Printing Solutions will take orders for 2020 commencement announcement cards and envelopes beginning in early 2020. Details will be announced when available.

Graduation announcements are sold in lots of 25 personalized announcements and 25 envelopes. 

Deadline to order:
To be announced.

How to order:
To place an order, email Printing Solutions at printingsolutions@pcom.edu with the following information:

  1. Your name (as you want it to appear on the announcement).
  2. Your campus.
  3. The program you are graduating from.
  4. State if you are picking up or if you would like your order shipped. If your order is being shipped, please provide your shipping address (a shipping charge will be added to the cost).

Payment:
Payments may be made by check, debit or credit card.

If paying with a credit card, please call our main number at 215-871-6670. Please do not email us your credit card number.

If paying by check, please mail to:

PCOM Printing Solutions
Suite 012
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Pickup:
Printing Solutions will notify you by email when your order is complete and ready to be picked up (orders can be shipped for an additional charge). All orders must be prepaid before shipping or pick up.

Questions?
Email printingsolutions@pcom.edu.

Hooding Policy

The Dean of the College hoods all graduates. However, there is one instance when PCOM will extend the privilege of hooding a graduate to a guest:

1) The graduate has a family member, who is either an osteopathic or allopathic physician. Family member is defined and limited to: a spouse, mother, father, sister, or brother. This privilege is limited to one Guest Hooder per graduate in order to expedite the ceremony and to be fair to all of our graduates.

There are no exceptions to this policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a “Guest Hooder”?
You must complete the “Hooding Information Survey” by the specified deadline (TBA).

What is the “Guest Hooding Information” survey?
This survey will ask you to provide us with: the name and email address of your Guest Hooder, their year and place of medical school graduation, their relationship to you, and their gown ordering information.

Where can I find the “Guest Hooding Information” survey?
The link to the survey is located on the “Guest Hooders Policy” channel on myPCOM.

What does a “Guest Hooder” do?
Guest Hooders process into the Commencement Ceremony with PCOM faculty and sit on stage during the event. At the appropriate time, they will be directed to come forward to assist with your hooding after which they will return to their seats. At the conclusion of the Ceremony, Guest Hooders process out with the faculty and return to the faculty marshalling room to return their cap and gown.

How will my “Guest Hooder” know where and when to report?
Two weeks prior to the Commencement, Guest Hooder will receive an email with specific on where and when to report and how to pick up their cap and gown.

How and when does my Guest Hooder receive their cap and gown?
All Guest Hooders wear PCOM colors for the Commencement Ceremony. They pick up their rental cap and gown on the day of the event. Details will be included in the email they receive two weeks prior to the event.

Commencement Activities

Details regarding the rehearsal, picnic and honors brunch will be posted when available.