Caps and Gowns:

STUDENTS: Students can purchase caps and gowns at the Galveston College Bookstore for $31.38 beginning May 1st. 
FACULTY AND STAFF: Faculty and staff who need regalia should contact the Galveston College Bookstore as soon as possible.

Phi Theta Kappa Members:

Phi Theta Kappa members participating in the commencement ceremony should contact Dana Gazda,, to purchase the honors stole for $9.


Announcements (invitations) are available to order on-line at


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


Diplomas will not be given out at graduation.  Diplomas will be available in the Office of Admissions beginning May 18th through May 23rd.  Diplomas that are not picked-up by May 23rd will be mailed to the address of record on May 24th. Graduates are encouraged to update their mailing address via Campus Online or visit the Office of Admissions.

Tickets and Parking:

Tickets are not required and seating is on a first-come basis.
Parking is available for all events in the parking garage at no cost.

Breakfast and Rehearsal:

Galveston College is honoring graduating students by sponsoring the President’s Breakfast, hosted by Dr. William Auvenshine.  Attendance at the President’s Breakfast and rehearsal is required for all students participating in Commencement 2007   Detailed instructions for Commencement exercises will be distributed during the President’s Breakfast and rehearsal.  Please contact Linda Kelley by phone at (409)944-1230 or email  if you have any questions about graduation and the commencement ceremony      


President’s Breakfast

            When:     May 17th – Thursday – 9:00 a.m.
            Where:    Moody Gardens Hotel – Room Expo A-2
            Address:  Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554

Commencement Rehearsal

            When:     Immediately following the President’s Breakfast – May 17th
            Where:    Moody Gardens Convention Center – Expo C
            Address:  Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554

Nursing Recognition Ceremony

            When:     May 17th - Thursday - 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
            Where:    Moody Gardens Convention Center – Expo C
            Address:  Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554 

Allied Health Recognition Ceremony

            When: May 17th – Thursday – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
            Where: Galveston College – Room FA-207
            Address: 4015 Ave Q, Galveston, Texas 77550

Commencement Ceremony

            When:      May 17th – Thursday - Participants arrive & present by 7:00 p.m.
                           Ceremony begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
            Where:     Moody Gardens Convention Center – Expo C
            Address:   Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554