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Graduation Information

don-borden-gradDear Prospective Graduate, Parents, Family and Friends:
The entire Camden County College community applauds the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 and extends congratulations for the successes that have brought its members to graduation and the College’s 49th annual Commencement.

 This year’s ceremony will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, in the Truman Courtyard of the Blackwood Campus. The campus is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

 Please review the contents of this newsletter for information about attending the ceremony as well as for details regarding other activities associated with graduation.

I look forward to seeing you and extending my personal congratulations.

Don A. Borden, President



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 Prospective Graduates

Graduation requirements include:
  • Completion of all academic program requirements in December, May or August 2017
  • Graduation packet filed and approved by the appropriate dean by April 3
  • A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0
  • Any outstanding College debts satisfied
  • A College ID is required to receive a cap and gown at any location

Graduates: Your participation in the commencement ceremony is greatly encouraged, even though you may have already received your diploma. If you plan to participate, you are required to wear a cap and gown. Caps and Gowns will be available for purchase at any of the three campus bookstores beginning April 10th. The cost will be $38. Students may pay by cash or major credit card, no checks will be accepted.

Graduates who are members of honor societies are permitted to wear ornamentation designated and approved for their specific honor society. Please check with your Honor society advisor for the specific items that have been approved as commencement attire.

GRADUATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Forms Needed for Graduation (PACKET)

Graduation Instructions 
Graduation Application

Graduation Recommendation Form
 
Graduating Student Questionnaire

Current CCC Transcript

Degree Audit

Instructions for Graduation (PACKET)

1. Complete the Graduation Application.

2. Schedule a meeting with your Program Coordinator or an Academic Advisor to review the Graduation Application.

3. Have your Program Coordinator or an Academic Advisor complete and sign the Graduation Recommendation Form.

4. Sign the Graduation Recommendation Form.

5. Get a copy of your current CCC transcript and degree audit from your Program Coordinator or an Academic Advisor and attach it to the Graduation Recommendation Form.

6. Provide the Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor with a copy of the completed forms.

7. Hand-carry the completed packet to the office of the appropriate Academic Dean by the deadline.

DEADLINES

December Graduates (courses to be completed at the end of a FALL semester) - December 1
MayGraduates (courses to be completed at the end of a SPRING semester) - April 3
August Graduation (courses to be completed at the end of a SUMMER semester) - July 3*

*Students who wish to participate in the May Commencement ceremony must submit complete packets to the appropriate academic dean by April 3 in order for their names to be printed in the Commencement program.

ACADEMIC DEANS
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Dr. Judith Rowlands, COM CTR 101A
Business, Computers & Technical Studies, Melvin Roberts, CIM 301
Math, Science & Health Careers, William Lavell, Science Bldg 106C

Camden students may leave their forms in the Administrative Office on the second floor of College Hall. 
Rohrer students may leave their packets at the Information Desk.  



Graduation Fair

April 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join the Barnes and Noble Bookstore Staff on the Blackwood Campus for a Graduation Fair. Caps and Gowns, College rings will be on display for 2017 Graduates to purchase.

Graduates who are members of honor societies are permitted to wear ornamentation designated and approved for their specific honor society. Please check with your Honor society advisor for the specific items that have been approved as commencement attire.



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Commencement Rehearsal


Your attendance at rehearsal is strongly suggested.  Rehearsal will be held Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m. Graduates will assemble in the Papiano Gymnasium. Please be prompt.


Transportation to the rehearsal will be provided between the Camden City and Blackwood Campuses.  A van will depart from Camden City Campus at 9:15 a.m. and return to the Camden City Campus upon completion of the rehearsal. Sign up at Camden Technology Center, Room 211, or call (856) 968-1320.

If a final exam prevents you from attending the commencement rehearsal, please arrive in the Papiano Gymnasium by 8:30 am on the day of Commencement.


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Graduation BBQ

A barbecue in honor of the Camden County College Class of 2017 will be held immediately after Commencement rehearsal on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Location: Madison Court Yard/Atrium

Gear up for the big day with food, entertainment and a good time with your fellow grads!

For more information, contact the office of Student Life and Activities at (856) 227-4282


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Commencement Day Schedule

Commencement is a dignified occasion. We ask that those attending the ceremony conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. The College community appreciates your cooperation. We ask graduates to report to the Papiano Gymnasium.


The schedule is as follows:
8:30 - 9 a.m.   Check in and pick up your graduation ID card.
9:30 a.m.        Graduates line up by academic division. Signs will be posted in the gymnasium.
10 a.m.            Procession
Noon               Recession (Please plan to stay for the entire event.)

Graduates will recess to the Presidential Courtyard. Please ask your family and friends to meet you in that area after all the graduates have walked out of the event tent.
 


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Graduation Photo Schedule and Packages

JMJ Photography
856-845-8066
Receive a FREE 8 x 10 portrait if you book an appointment by March 30.*

*Must order a package to receive free photo.



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Alumni Association

The CCC Alumni Association is a vital link between the College, its alumni and the community it serves. As you graduate, you join the ranks of more than 30,000 graduates who claim Camden County College as their alma mater.

Membership in the alumni association is free and provides special benefits for its members. For more information about the association, contact Myra Tryon in the Office of Foundation & Alumni Relations at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4927.

 


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Commencement Speaker


Nominate or recommend a student to address the class of 2017.

Commencement Speaker Nomination Form

Commencement Speaker Recommendation Form



trustee   Alumni Trustee


Eligible academic year 2016-2017 graduates (August 2016, January 2017, and June 2017) may be considered for election to the College Board of Trustees as a non-voting member. The Alumni serves a one-year term of office beginning in September of each year.


Other criteria for Alumni selection includes:
• Demonstrated high academic achievement,
• Active participation in College activities and in community service,
• Willingness to carry out the responsibilities of serving on the Board of Trustees, and
• Recommendation by a College faculty member or administrator.  

At commencement rehearsal you will be asked to vote for student who was nominated for this privilege.  Candidate information, voting deadlines and voting instructions will be available on this page.

Alumni Ballot (coming soon)
Alumni Nomination Form
Alumni Recommendation Form



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Invitation to Commencement

Download this PDF to print at home or e-mail your family and friends, inviting them to Commencement.

 


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Graduate Stories

Camden County College will be sharing interesting information and statistics about the Class of 2017 with local print, electronic and online media. To help the Office of Media Relations with this task, please complete and submit the Graduating Student Questionnaire that is included in the graduation application packet.

 


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Graduating?  Looking for Work?  Need a Resume?

The Career Services Office is here to assist you with your job search needs and will be running a series of information sessions that will cover such topics as:
• Resume and cover letter writing
• Interviewing techniques
• Job trends and projections
• Getting the most out of a job fair
• Networking, websites and professionalism and much more.
 
All graduates will receive additional information regarding the information sessions dates, times and locations as well as how to register via student e-mail.
Please contact Joe Santone, Career Center Coordinator at jsantone@camdencc.edu or (856) 227-7200, ext. 4854 with questions regarding the information sessions.  


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Public Safety Announcement

Due to safety considerations, no backpacks or large bags will be permitted in or near the graduation site in Truman Courtyard. large balloon bouquets will not be permitted under the tent so all audience members can see the stage.

 
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Cell Phones

In keeping with the formality of this occasion, all cell phones and other similar devices should be silenced.


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Food Service

The Connector Café, located in the Connector Building, will be open for business with coffee service and assorted pastries prior to the commencement ceremony from 7:30 a.m. till 2 p.m.


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 Specialty Items

For your convenience, the college bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on commencement day for the purchase of flowers, balloons and other memorabilia.


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Order your 2017 Commencement DVD!

For a donation of $25 to the 2017 Class Gift, you can pre-order your own copy of the 2016 commencement DVD. Click here to download the order form. Contact the Office of Foundation & Alumni Relations for more details at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4927, or mtryon@camdencc.edu.
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Diplomas

At the commencement ceremony, diploma sleeves will be distributed instead of diplomas. You will be notified via postcard when to come to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration Services to pick up your actual diploma (on or about August 15). Diploma covers and diploma frames will be available for sale in the College bookstores and at the commencement ceremony bookstore sales tent.


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Special Needs Seating

To assist individuals who require sign language interpreters, please contact Kathy Earp at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4255 or Cathy Poston at ext. 4506 to reserve a seat for themselves and one guest.


Guests who use wheelchairs also may request special seating (for themselves and one other person) in advance. These requests must be made by calling Assistant Dean Tenuto at (856) 374-5088 no later than May 5, 2017.


Real Time Captioning will be available during the commencement ceremony for individuals with hearing loss. Simply download the free APP to connect!On commencement day, open the app and follow steps below!

The C-Print Mobile App is a FREE Download!

STEPS TO CONNECT:

1.Download the C-Print Mobile client from the Apple iTunes or Google Play store for free (courtesy of RIT/NTID!)

2.Open your Wi-Fi settings and connect to CCC-Wireless

3.Go to the C-Print Mobile app and open it up

4.Type the following information:

Host: 10.71.222.44

Username: (create your new user name)

5.Press connect. Once connected your device screen should go black and you will see what the captionist is typing.

*C-Print captioning will begin at the same time as the commencement. You will get an error

message if you try to connect before 10:00.

*Commencement will also be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing

Questions: Contact Kathy Earp at kearp@camdencc.edu or 856-227-7200 ext. 4255




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Viewing the Ceremony

No tickets are required. General, unreserved seating for guests of graduating students is available on a first-come, first-served basis under and surrounding the event tent. The ceremony also will be simulcast inside Civic Hall, located in the Connector Building.
 


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Baby Changing

Stations are available in the Papiano Gymnasium and Otto R. Mauke Community Center restrooms.


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Event Postponement

Commencement will be held under a large, weatherproof tent and will not be postponed due to inclement weather. However, should extreme circumstances arise that may cause a delay or postponement, a notice will be made to KYW 1060 AM by 8 a.m. on May 12.


The best place to obtain an update on the ceremony is on the College website. The College's main phone number at (856) 227-7200 also will carry updated information.


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Reminder to all Graduates, Family and Guests

Camden County College is a Tobacco-Free Institution. Use of any tobacco products on College property violates the College's Tobacco-Free Institution Policy.


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Congratulations Class of 2017!