[TACRAO] Listserv Commencement Ceremony Questions

Irene Robinson IRobinson at alvincollege.edu
Wed May 30 12:28:10 CDT 2018

See below.

From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu <tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> on behalf of Holly Surginer <hsurginer at mclennan.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:48 AM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Commencement Ceremony Questions

Good Morning,

I have a few commencement ceremony questions for community colleges:

1.      Average number of graduates that participate?  Approximately 200 in each ceremony.

2.      Do you have graduates come across the stage in alphabetical order?  No particular order as we have open seating in the theater where we gather before walking to ceremony.  This is the first time doing it this way and it worked really well as all of the graduates who wanted to sit together could now.

3.      Do you separate associate degrees and certificates in your seating chart and commencement program? No, we have open seating, but the program is in alpha order for all the graduates.

4.      Do you specially identify highest honor graduates?  Our grades are not due until two days later, so we recognized 'walking with honors' based on the previous semester's overall GPA.

 Do Do you have a special presentation during the ceremony? No.

5.      How many staff do you utilize in the Registrar’s office to prepare and execute the ceremony?  All professional staff and faculty are required to participate in one shape or form.  Our Special Events Coordinator makes assignments for professional staff and all faculty attend either one of our ceremonies.

6.      If you have 2 ceremonies:

                                                    i.     How do you separate graduates?  Academic graduates in the AM (10 a.m.) and technical graduates in the PM (1:30 p.m.)

                                                   ii.     How far apart are they timewise?


Holly Surginer

Associate Director

Student Records & Registration

McLennan Community College

1400 College Drive

Waco, TX  76708

254-299-8631 – Office

254-299-6210 – Fax

hsurginer at mclennan.edu<mailto:hsurginer at mclennan.edu>

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