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Commencement Ceremony

18TH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Friday, May 9, 2014
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Goodyear Ballpark
1933 S. Ballpark Way
Goodyear, Arizona  85338

Please note: The ceremony will be on a grass field and you may be standing and walking before and during the ceremony.  Comfortable footwear is recommended. Concession stands will be open for guests. Ballpark rules prohibit balloons on the premises. For additional rules, please visit Goodyear Ballpark link.

How to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony

Students wishing to participate in commencement need to complete the following:

  • Apply for graduation
  • Pay commencement fee – pay $25.00 fee to Enrollment Services
  • Pick up cap, gown and announcements
    • Available from Enrollment Services
    • Students will receive five announcements with cap and gown (while supplies last)
    • Extra announcements are $0.50 each. (Extra announcements will not be available until 05/05/2014, while supplies last)

Complete participation card

  • Participation cards are available from Enrollment Services
  • Participation cards are due to Enrollment Services by TBA

Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Rehearsal

No rehearsal prior to commencement.

Check In

Check-in will begin at 5:00 PM.  All graduates must be checked in before 6:00 PM or you may not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. This area has no place for storing personal items, please leave items with family and friends. Due to limited space only participating graduates will be allowed in check-in area. 

Photographs

Professional photographers will be taking pictures of all commencement participants on Friday, May 9, 2014 during the commencement ceremony.  These photographs will be available for purchase from Grad Images.  Pictures will be taken of all participants. To complete your pre-event registration go to Grad Images

Diplomas

Participation in the commencement ceremony does not certify graduation or completion of a certificate.  Degree and certificate recipients who participate in the ceremony will receive only an award cover at the ceremony. Diplomas and certificates will be available for pick up in Enrollment Services by the end of July 2014.

Phi Theta Kappa

If you are a member of EMCC's Beta Alpha Xi chapter or Phi Theta Kappa, information on ordering special graduation regalia is available online: http://recognitions.ptk.org/

ADA Accommodations

If you or one of your guests has need for a sign language interpreter or alternative print format, please call Pam Grady at 623 935 8935 no later than April 25, 2014.