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Information for Graduates

 

Commencement Tickets

Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets. Ticket ordering information will be emailed to graduates in February. Tickets are distributed at rehearsal.

Military Commissioning Ceremony

The formal commissioning and pinning of graduates in the military is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at PCOM. Refreshments and photos will follow the commissioning and pinning ceremonies.

Graduates will also repeat the oath of office during the commencement ceremony.

Military graduates will receive an email in February with details about the on-campus ceremony (including guest invitations) as well as the repeat of the oath during the commencement ceremony.

Ordering Graduation Announcements

PCOM Printing Solutions will take orders for 2019 commencement announcement cards and envelopes from January 7, 2019 through May 6, 2019.

Graduation announcements are sold in lots of 25 personalized announcements and 25 envelopes. Cost will be $38.25 (price includes tax, but shipping is additional).

Deadline to order:
Last day to order announcement is May 6, 2019.

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

The Dean of the College hoods all graduates. However, there are two instances when PCOM will extend the privilege of hooding a graduate to a guest:

  1. The graduate has an immediate 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.

  2. The graduate has a close relationship with a member of the PCOM Board of Trustees. This privilege will be limited to one graduate per board member in order to expedite the ceremony and to be fair to all of our graduates.

There are no exceptions to this policy.

You may request a "guest hooder" by completing the guest hooder survey which is emailed to all graduates in January.

Rehearsal, Class Photograph and Reception

Rehearsal date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: PCOM

All details of the commencement ceremony will be covered, including marshaling order, roll call and more. Caps and gowns, tickets and yearbooks will also be distributed. It is important that all graduates attend.