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The College President, the Board of Trustees, and the employees of Harford Community College invite you to participate in a Commencement Ceremony. These prestigious events occur in May each year and are held in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena.
May 25, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Who is Eligible?
August and December Graduates
and May 2017 Candidates
Cap and Gown
Cap and Gown
If you are not attending the Commencement ceremony:
If you are attending the Commencement ceremony:
August 2016 and December 2016 graduates received prior notification regarding the status of their degree or certificate and have met all graduation requirements. May 2017 candidates must have applied for graduation by the March 1, 2017 application deadline and received confirmation of their intent to graduate.
Invitations to participate in the Commencement Ceremony will be mailed by April 1 to students who graduated in August 2016, December 2016 or who have applied for May 2017 graduation. If you have moved, please update Registration and Records with your new mailing address via OwlNet.
The ceremony will last approximately 2.5 hours. All graduates will start and end in the Auxiliary Gym. Allow for 3 hours for the entire ceremony and procession to the reception. You will be given additional information about the ceremony in the Commencement Guide you receive when you pick up you academic regalia at the College Store.
On the day of the Commencement ceremony, report to the Susquehanna Auxiliary Gym between 4 PM and 5 PM where College employees will assist you with robing. Graduates will only be allowed to enter Susquehanna at the doors adjacent to Fighting Owls Blvd (across from the Chesapeake Center). If you arrive after 5 PM, you forfeit the opportunity to participate in the graduate processional.
Important Note: The College assumes no liability for lost or stolen personal items. Personal items cannot be stored in the Auxiliary Gym during the ceremony.
If you have questions about the Commencement ceremony, please email Sharon Adams or call 443-412-2140.
Questions about eligibility can be emailed to Megan Cornett, Director for Admissions & Registrar.
Students requesting invitation letters for family members obtaining a VISA to attend the Commencement Ceremony should contact Registration and Records (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include the following information:
Please plan early as it may take up to 2 months for the government to process VISA requests.
GradImages® is the official photographer for Commencement. To view and order your images, visit the GradImages website, enter your Last Name, and school name (Harford Community College) then select 2017 from the dropdown menu.
For help locating your photos, contact GradImages customer service: 800-261-2576 or email@example.com.
Become a part of the Commencement story! Use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to offer congratulations, and share photos, success stories, and videos of how you’re counting down to Commencement.
Children are welcome to attend the ceremony as guests and must be properly supervised by an adult during their time on campus. Child-care services are not available for this event. Children are not permitted to accompany graduates while robing or during the ceremony.
All cell phones and other electronic devices must be silenced during the ceremony until all graduates have recessed from the Arena at the end of the ceremony.
Harford Community College is a smoke and tobacco free environment. The use of any type of tobacco product, smoking device or equipment, or any item that simulates smoking (i.e., e-cigarettes, vaping) is prohibited.
The College will host a reception immediately after the Commencement Ceremony. Students will process out of the Arena to the Auxiliary Gym. Family and friends are invited to join in the celebration. Light refreshments will be served.
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