COMMENCEMENT 2011

04/08/2011

COMMENCEMENT 2011

Galveston College Commencement
May 13th at 7:30 p.m.
Galveston Island Convention Center – Level One Exhibit Hall

Caps and Gowns:

Students can purchase caps and gowns at the Galveston College Bookstore for $31.99 plus tax, beginning April 11th.

Faculty and Staff who need regalia should contact the Galveston College Bookstore no later than April 8, 2011.

Phi Theta Kappa Members:
Spring graduates have two options for purchasing Phi Theta Kappa graduation stoles:

  1. Order stoles online through: http://recognitions.ptk.og/. To order online, PTK ID numbers are required, and the cost is $18 via credit card.
  2. Purchase stoles on campus. The cost is $20 (but no shipping cost), and payment can be cash or check. See Larry Blomstedt (N-321) or Janene Davison (N-322) available during the following hours:
    Monday 8-9, 9:30 – 11:30, 2-3 or 7-9
    Tuesday 9:30-12, 2-3, or 6-7
    Wednesday 8-9, 9:30-11:30, or 2-3
    Thursday 9:30-12

• A few stoles will be available during graduation rehearsal on a first come first serve basis.

Announcements:

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

Photographs:

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

Tickets and Parking:

Tickets are not required and seating is on a first-come basis. Limited parking is available in the Galveston Island Convention Center’s parking garage at no cost. Overflow parking is available in the parking lot behind the San Luis Resort.

Diplomas:

Diplomas will be available in the Office of Admissions beginning May 31st through June 15th. Diplomas that are not picked-up by June 15th will be mailed to the address of record on June 16th (graduates are encouraged to update their mailing address via Whitecaps Portal or visit the Office of Admissions).

ORDER OF EVENTS:

President’s Breakfast

 When:  May 13th, Friday at 9:00 a.m.
 Where:  Galveston Island Convention Center – Grand Ballroom–Level Two
 Address:  5600 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77551

Commencement Rehearsal

 When:  Immediately following the President’s Breakfast – May 13th
 Where:  Galveston Island Convention Center – Exhibit Hall – Level One
 Address:  5600 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77551

Nursing Recognition Ceremony

 When:  May 13th, Friday at 2:30 p.m.
 Where: Galveston Island Convention Center – Exhibit Hall – Level One
 Address:  5600 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77551

Commencement Ceremony

 When:  May 13th, Friday – arrive and present in line up by 7:00 p.m.
 Where: Galveston Island Convention Center – Exhibit Hall – Level One Address:  5600 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77551