Galveston College Commencement Ceremony

(Summer 1 2012, Summer 2 2012, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 graduates)

Friday, May 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas  77551


President’s Breakfast

When:  May 10th, Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Where:  Grand Ballroom

Commencement Rehearsal

When:  Immediately following the President’s Breakfast – May 10th
Where:  2nd Floor near Grand Rooms I & II

Nursing Recognition Ceremony

When:  May 10th, Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Exhibit Hall  

Commencement Ceremony

When:  May 10th, Friday –line up by 7:00 p.m. 1st Floor
Where: Exhibit Hall  

Caps and Gowns

STUDENTS: Students can purchase caps and gowns at the Galveston College Bookstore beginning March 28, 2013.

FACULTY & STAFF: Faculty and Staff who need regalia should contact the Galveston College Bookstore no later than April 9, 2013.

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 Larry Bloomstedt to purchase the honors stole or order honor stole on line at (PTK 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
Galveston Island Convention Center    866-505-4456

Congratulations to all of our graduates!