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Congratulations Class of 2022

 

SAVE THE DATE

PBSC is returning to fully traditional, in-person commencement celebrations this fall.

Graduates will have the opportunity to celebrate and show off their panther pride.

When: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center

Times:

10 a.m. Ceremony

Associate in Arts Degree

2 p.m. Ceremony

Bachelor's Degree Programs  |  Associate in Science Degree  |  Associate in Applied Science Degree  |  Certificate Program

 

All Summer 2022 graduates are invited to walk in the fall ceremony

Guest tickets will be limited. More information to come. Check website regularly for updates.

 

Deadline to RSVP is Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

 

 

Information For Graduates

Do I need to RSVP for graduation?

How do I check my graduation status?

Check your Academic Progress for program completion status

  • Step 1: Login to Workday
  • Step 2: Click on your picture (or person icon) in the top right corner of your homepage
    • Select View Profile
    • Select the Academics tab
    • Click on the Academic Progress tab
    • All areas should show satisfied or in progress (with no remaining units)
    • If not, please contact your academic advisor

Do I need to apply to graduate?

  • No, graduation is an automatic process - No application is required.
  • If you DO NOT receive an email by Nov. 4 and you are certain you should be graduating, please contact the Academic Advising Department

What if I completed classes in the Summer?

  • Students who have graduated in Summer 2022 are welcomed to participate in Fall 2022 commencement. RSVP NOW

Do I need to complete any other tasks?

  • Yes, pick up your Graduation packet at your local campus bookstore.
  • Purchase your cap and gown at your local campus bookstore.
  • Honor society members should contact their advisor for special regalia. The bookstore does not have honor society regalia.
  • Please note: Diplomas will be mailed to the address that is in Workday Student portal. If your address has changed, please update. 

What if my guest or I have a disability?

  • If you or any of your guests need to request disability-related accommodations, contact The Center for Student Accessibility at least one week before commencement.
  • Please note that seating will be provided for guests using wheelchairs.

Where can I get graduation tickets?

  • Your graduation packet will include 2 tickets for your guests. 2 additional tickets will be available for students who RSVP by the deadline of December 9th
  • If there are additional tickets available, we will add a message to the website letting you know when/where you may pick them up.
  • Children requiring their own seat must have a ticket. A child/infant that will remain in a stroller or sitting on a parent's lap does not require a ticket.

What if my guest or I have a disability?

    • If you or any of your guests need to request disability-related accommodations, contact The Center for Student Accessibility at least one week before commencement.
    • Please note that seating will be provided for guests using wheelchairs.

Join us for a Zoom meeting where potential grads can ask advisors questions. Have a question about  academic requirements or completion? We can answer it!

 

Zoom meetings will be hosted on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m.

Use this link to join: https://palmbeachstate.zoom.us/j/97251691952

  • November 9
  • November 16
  • November 30
  • December 7
  • December 14

How do I purchase my Regalia?

Graduates should be in full academic regalia for the graduation ceremony.

Bookstores are now taking "pre-pay" orders at all campuses. Visit any campus Bookstore, pay, and when Regalia arrives the bookstore will call to pick up.

A full Regalia set, which includes cap, gown, and tassel, sells for $57 + tax.

You can purchase items separately at the prices below:

  • Gown: $39.25 + tax
  • Cap: $7.00 + tax
  • Tassell: $11.00 + tax

Distribution of student Regalia starts on 12/05/2022.

 

How do I know what Regalia to wear?

All tassels should be worn on the right side.

The standard approved academic regalia are:

  • Associate: Black Gown
  • Bachelor's: Green Gown
  • Certificates (CCC - CCP): Black Gown

 In addition, the following are the approved academic regalia for Honor's societies members:

  • Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College - Medallion
  • Bachelor's Degree Program Scholars Club - Black Stole with gold lettering
  • Delta Mu Delta - Purple and gold stole with purple and gold cords
  • Dental Honors Society - White stole with blue edging and lilac tassel
  • Lambda Epsilon Chi Paralegal Honor Society - Purple stole with gold Greek letters and gold edging
  • Radiography Honors Society - Gold stole with Greek burgundy letters (Lambda Nu) & Maroon tassel
  • Respiratory Honors Society - Gold pin
  • Omicron Sigma Sigma - Blue stole with gold greek letters and blue and gold cords
  • Phi Beta Lambda - Sapphire blue or gold stole and royal blue and gold cords
  • PSI Beta - Medallion
  • Phi Theta Kappa - Gold stole with blue Greek letters and gold tassel with Greek letters
  • Phi Theta Kappa (approved officers) - Medallion
  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society - Medallion; Forest green stole with gold/forest green cord and tassels
  • Sigma Iota Xi - Purple stole and cord
  • Student Ambassador - White stole with gold lettering and green edging
  • Student Government Association - Green and gold stole
  • Veteran Military Service Members and Dependents - Red, white and blue cord

Only the above approved academic adornments can be worn with the academic regalia for Commencement.

Before The Ceremony

  • Arrive dressed in your cap and gown and report one hour before the start of the ceremony.
  • Ask your guests to go directly in for seating.
  • Guests should be seated 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony. All doors are closed to allow passage of the procession.
  • Pick up your name card at check-in. (This card will be an essential part of the degree and certificate conferral process during the ceremony.)
  • Your personal belongings (purses, keys, etc.) must be secured with a friend or family member.
  • No balloons or noisemakers are allowed.

During The Ceremony

  • Women should keep their caps on throughout the ceremony. Men should remove their caps for the National Anthem.
  • You will be escorted to the platform for individual recognition. Please hand your name card to the announcer.
  • When you cross the platform, the president will shake your hand and hand your diploma cover to you.
  • Leave the platform by the opposite stairs, have your picture taken, and return to your row and seat.
  • A photographer will take your picture as you greet the president and again as you exit the platform.
  • All graduates and their guests are expected to remain in the Convention Center until the entire ceremony is over.  Please plan for approximately 2 1/2 hours.

After The Ceremony

  • At the conclusion of the ceremony, you will be dismissed from your seat after the platform party and the faculty have exited.
  • After the college has verified that all degree requirements have been met, diplomas will be mailed to the address listed in Student Workday in approximately 8 -12 weeks.
  • Lifetouch will provide your proofs and photos upon the availability of your individual photographs.
  • Note: Once a degree has been earned, your program status will automatically change to non-degree-seeking.
  • Students who plan to pursue an additional degree or certificate must submit a Change Program of Study form through Workday. Not doing so will have an adverse impact on a student's eligibility for financial aid.

This honorary cord signifies your pride as an alumnus and a lifelong PBSC Panther!

In honor of your graduation, we invite the Class of 2022 to make a gift of $20.22 and receive your Panther Pride Cord.

Panther Cords may be purchased online by clicking the “Panther Pride Cord,” option and completing the form.

Panther Cords will be available for pick up on the day of Commencement.

 

 If you have a student story that you believe is noteworthy, please contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs as soon as possible but not later than Nov. 11, 2022 at news.palmbeachstate.edu.

 


Share Your Accomplishment

Use these hashtags: #PBSCgrad and #PBSCgrad2022

Be sure to hashtag your photos, videos & stories so we can repost and share your accomplishment with the world.

 

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