Galveston College Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas  77551


President’s Breakfast
 May 11th, Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Where:  Grand Ballroom 

Commencement Rehearsal
 Immediately following the President’s Breakfast – May 11th
Where:  2nd Floor near Grand Rooms I & II

Nursing Recognition Ceremony
 May 11th, Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Exhibit Hall  

Commencement Ceremony
  May 11th, Friday –line up by 7:00 p.m. 1st Floor
Where: Exhibit Hall

Caps and Gowns

Students can purchase caps and gowns at the Galveston College Bookstore for $34.63. April 16th through May 4th.

Faculty and Staff who need regalia should contact the Galveston College Bookstore no later than April 9, 2012.

For more information visit the Galveston College Bookstore (Moody Hall Room 180) or call 409-944-1260.

Phi Theta Kappa Members

Phi Theta Kappa members participating in the commencement ceremony should contact Janene Davison at or Larry Bloomstedt to purchase the honors stole for $20 or order honor stole on line at ID numbers are required).

A limited number of honor stoles will be available during the graduation rehearsal for purchase.

Graduation Announcements/Invitations

Announcements are available to order on-line at or by telephone at (877) 225-3687.


Ceremonial photographs will be available on-line at to view and order within five business days after the ceremony. 

Seating and Parking

Tickets are not required for the graduation ceremony and seating is on a first-come basis. Very limited parking is available in the Galveston Island Convention Center parking garage at no cost.  Additional parking locations will be behind the San Luis Resort and the Hilton Hotel. 

Please do not park in the Kroger’s parking lot, as vehicles will be towed at car owner’s expense.


Diplomas will be available for pick up in the Office of Admissions beginning May 30th through June 15th.

Diplomas that are not picked-up by June 15th will be mailed to the address of record. Please be sure to update your address using the Whitecaps Portal or complete an Address Change form in the Office of Admissions prior to June 15th.

Helpful Contacts

Office of Admissions (M 160) 409-944-1245
Bookstore  (M 180)      409-944-1260
Larry Bloomstedt (N 320) 409-944-1327
Janene Davison (N 322) 409-944-1329
Galveston Island Convention Center 866-505-4456

Congratulations to all of our graduates!