Information for Graduates

 

Commencement Tickets

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

Commencement Day

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine commencement for Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 in the Grand Ballroom at the Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097.

Graduates must have cap and gown. Please leave all personal items with a family member or guest.

Directions and Parking
Parking Map
Ceremony Location Map

Commissioning

The formal commissioning of graduates in the military will take place on stage as part of the commencement ceremony. Please refer to the commissioning policy on myPCOM for additional details. A separate communication with specific details will be sent to each military graduate.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements may be ordered through PCOM Printing Services. To place an order, you may email Printing Services at printingservices@pcom.edu beginning February 2, 2018. The 2018 Graduation Announcement Package includes 25 personalized announcements and 25 envelopes for $38.25 plus shipping.

Be sure to include the following information in your email:

1. Your name (as you want it to appear on the name cards).

2. Your campus.

3. Your program.

4. How many announcement packages you wish to order.

5. How you will pay for your order.

Payment may be made by check, debit/credit card or student ID card. If paying by check, please mail to:

PCOM Printing Services
Suite 101
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

You will be notified by email when your order is filled. All orders must be prepaid before delivery/pick-up.

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

The rehearsal and picnic will be held Monday, May 21, 2018. The honors brunch and military pinning ceremony are scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018.