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Graduation FAQs

 


Where do I pick up my cap and gown?

You may pick them up at the Campus Store on:

  • May 19 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • May 20 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon

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What time should I be there?

If you are a student participating in the ceremony, you need to report to your room no later than 9 a.m.

If you are a guest, please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. The front doors to the gymnasium will be locked at 9:45 a.m. Anyone arriving after that time will be asked to enter through the side doors and wait until an appropriate break in the ceremony to enter the gymnasium. If the gymnasium is full, you will be able to view the ceremony on closed circuit television in Dragonetti Auditorium on the Student Community Center's first floor.

CCM reserves the right to inspect all jackets, bags and backpacks upon entry. Purses, diaper bags and other small personal bags are allowed, but may be inspected at all entrances.
 

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I am graduating but do not know where to report, where do I go?

Information can be found at www.ccm.edu/gradnew/gradinstructions.aspx.

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How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?

Records and Registration will officially notify (via mail correspondence and CCM email) any May 2015 candidates who will not be certified to graduate in May based on the final audit of your record. If for some reason you are not certified for May, you will be able to apply for August 2015 graduation and your graduation fee will be rolled over.

 

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I am graduating with honors/merit, where do I get my collar or braid?

Honor Society stoles (PTK and ABG) were handed out at induction ceremonies. If you did not attend, please contact the Office of Campus Life at 973-328-5225 to pick up your stole. If you have lost yours, contact the Office of Campus Life at 973-328-5225 to purchase another. PTK and ABG stoles will be available on the day of Commencement in the Office of Campus Life, Student Community Center from 9 – 9:30 a.m.  

Honors and merit regalia (collar or braid) will be distributed outside DeMare Hall, Room 201 from 9 – 9:45 a.m. on graduation day. The collar or braid must be returned to the Office of Records and Registration (in the Student Community Center, Room 220) following the ceremony and before receiving your diploma.

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I'm an NJ STARS graduate. Where do I get my braid?

NJ STARS regalia (braid) is distributed in room DH 201 from 9 – 9:45 a.m. The braid is yours to keep.

 

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Do I have to pay for a cap and gown?

There is no fee for your cap and gown, which are yours to keep.

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How many guests can I invite?

Each graduate may request up to three tickets for commencement. The tickets will be issued at cap and gown pickup at the Campus Store. If you do not need all three tickets, please return the unwanted quantity to the Campus Store personnel handing out caps and gowns.

Guests without tickets or arriving after 10 a.m. will be able to view the ceremony via closed circuit TV in the Dragonetti Auditorium, Student Community Center on the first floor.

Please note that the invitation you received in the mail is NOT a ticket.

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I received an invitation to Commencement. Does this mean I am definitely graduating?

A letter is being sent to all potential graduates for May 2015, graduates from January 2015 and August 2014 and potential graduates for August 2015 who have been approved to participate in the commencement ceremony. The Office of Records and Registration will officially notify (via mail correspondence and CCM email) any May 2015 candidates who will not be certified to graduate in May based on the final audit of your record. If for some reason you are not certified for May, you will be able to apply for August 2015 graduation and your graduation fee will be rolled over.

 

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I am sure I passed all my courses and met all the requirements but did not receive a letter. What should I do?

Contact the Office of Records and Registration:

Phone: 973-328-5200
Fax: 973-328-5209
Location: Student Community Center
Parking Lot 6

Office Hours:
Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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I am not going to participate in Commencement, where can I pick up my diploma?

Candidates not attending the graduation ceremony may pick up their diplomas on or after Tuesday, May 26, during regular business hours in  the Office of Records and Registration in the Student Community Center, Room 220. You will be asked to present a photo ID prior to receipt of your diploma.

 

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What time should guests arrive?

  • Ceremony Start Time: 10 a.m. sharp
  • Doors Open: 9 a.m.
  • *Doors Close: 9:45 a.m.
  • All guests attending the May 22 commencement ceremony must have a ticket to enter the gymnasium.
CCM reserves the right to inspect all jackets, bags and backpacks upon entry. Purses, diaper bags and other small personal bags are allowed, but may be inspected at all entrances.

*All guests arriving after 9:45 a.m. will be redirected to the side doors of the Health and Physical Education building, where they will be escorted into the gymnasium during a suitable break in the ceremony. If the gymnasium is full, guests will be redirected to Dragonetti Auditorium on the first floor of the Student Community Center, where a live broadcast of the ceremony will be available for viewing.

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