Graduation Information

If any of you have a desire to attend my graduation please let me know and I will pick up an announcement for you while I am at school.
Personally, I find this whole process rather silly but I am required to attend and wear my metal at the graduation.

Congratulations Pima Graduates!!!

Plan to attend the 2008 Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tucson Convention Center Arena.

Come and celebrate the accomplishments of Pima's 2008 graduates at this special event.

Date: Tues., May 20, 2008

Ceremony location: Tucson Convention Center Arena
260 South Church Avenue
Directions & parking information

Participants arrive: 6:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Exhibition Hall by 6:30 p.m.

Graduation procession: Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Photographs: Cochise/Apache Room

Information for graduates and their guests:

Information card – When you check-in in the North Exhibition Hall, you will be receiving an information card with your name and degree/certificate information. Once received, please make sure that all the information is correct. The card will be collected as you approach the stage.

Graduation announcements – You may obtain up to 10 announcements at no charge from the Admissions and Registration Office at any PCC campus.

Caps and gowns – Student caps and gowns are mandatory for the ceremony and are available at all campus bookstores until Wednesday, May 7 for $28.65, plus tax.

Parking – Parking is free for you and your guests in designated lots. (View directions and parking information)

Graduation seating – You will be seated in the order in which you line up. Note: For liability reasons, Silly String is not allowed in the Tucson Convention Center facilities.

Professional photographsFocus and Events will be in the Cochise/Apache Room on the upper level of the Convention Center between 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. For Focus and Events questions, call (520) 544-0210. We also encourage personal photographs outside the Convention Center before you check in. View the flyer [PDF] for information on portrait packages and pricing.

Family and guests – You may bring as many guests as you wish to the ceremony. No tickets or reservations are necessary for your guests. Please note, guests will not be allowed on the arena floor during the ceremony.

Special needs – Students with special needs should call the Disabled Student Resources Office for assistance, 206-6688.

Televised – This year’s ceremony will be televised “live” for those family members and friends that cannot attend the ceremony. It will be available on the following cable channels: Comcast channel 97 and Cox channel 95.

Your diploma – When you cross the stage, you will receive a congratulatory scroll in place of your degree or certificate. The official document will be mailed to you within 12 weeks from the end of the semester for spring graduates if all graduation requirements have been met. Please return to your seat after you cross the stage area so you can be conferred as a graduate of Pima Community College.

Questions about seating? the ceremony?
Read Frequently Asked Questions about the Graduation Ceremony for more details.

More questions? If you have questions, please call 206-2750.