Fall 2016 Commencement Information


  • Click here for the RSVP Survey - complete by November 18th
  • Order cap & gown from the bookstore
  • Pay graduation fee if not already paid
  • Complete Loan counseling


Friday, December 16, 2016


College of Coastal Georgia - Brunswick Campus


10:00 a.m. - Rehearsal - Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Southeast Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus

Report time is 4:30 p.m. - please arrive on time to the Health & Science Bldg. we will walk from here as a group to the Gym.

Ceremony - 6:00 p.m. - Coffin Bldg. Gym (graduates go to Health & Science Bldg. to line-up)

Spring 2017 Commencement Information


  • Graduation Application due by November 18th, 2016
  • Graduation Audits are completed in the order received and take 1-2 weeks - updates are sent to CCGA email
  • Next update will be in January 2017


Sunday, May 7, 2017


Jekyll Island Conference Center - Jekyll Island


4:00 p.m.

Graduation Application


Fall 2016 Graduates - Caps and Gowns can be ordered from the Lighthouse Bookstore. All students will need a photo ID.

Spring 2017 Graduates - Cap and Gown ordering will begin after January 2017 watch for updates.

You must have a Graduation Application on file in the Registrar’s Office before you can place an order. Students without appropriate Cap & Gown will not be allowed to participate.

Honor Cords will be given out at rehearsal for anyone that has earned institutional academic honors. Students in honor organizations will need to speak with respective organizational advisor regarding any other type of cords or stoles.

Veteran Stoles may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office or at rehearsal

Mandatory Rehearsal

At rehearsal each student will be given a name card for you to hand to the announcer as you step onto the stage. The person responsible for reading the names is usually available at rehearsal if you feel like there will be a problem with the pronunciation of your name at the ceremony.


Proper attire is required of all students participating in the ceremony. Ladies: dark slacks or skirt if it is visible below your gown, with dark shoes. You will be standing for an extended time, so comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged. Gentlemen: dark shoes and trousers. Please no flip flops.


Each student will be assigned a line number at rehearsal for the processional and seating. It is very important for you to attend rehearsal and to check in at the venue so you can receive your line assignment/name card. Students are grouped according to the school of their program first, then degree type (associates, bachelors), and then by alphabetical order. The program will be following along with the order of the ceremony, so your family and friends will know when it is roughly your turn to walk across the stage.

Physical Assistance

There are long periods of standing and stairs to mount and dismount the stage. A chair lift is available upon request. If you have a disability requiring special assistance or a sign language interpreter, please notify Jennifer Zak, Director of Disability Services by e-mail at jzak@ccga.edu. If you have other needs (i.e. quiet place to breast feed), please notify the Registrar’s Office so arrangements can be made prior to the ceremony.

Commencement Program

If you submitted your graduation application prior to the application due date, your name will be included in the graduation program. If you submit your Application after the application due date, your name will not appear in the program.


More information to come soon


Participating in the ceremony does not guarantee that all degree requirements have been satisfied. Students will receive a diploma cover at commencement. Once the Office of the Registrar has verified that all degree requirements were satisfied, diplomas can be picked up or mailed by special request. This process takes about 3 weeks following commencement and students will receive an email when they are available.

Career Center

Welcome to your Lifetime Membership!

We’re not just for students! Career Services offers lots of options for alumni after graduation. Coastal Careerlink (www.ccga.edu/careerservices) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alumni can use Coastal Careerlink to search our local database of over 100 job openings plus thousands of jobs throughout the country. Coastal Careerlink’s online resume writing program can help alumni create resumes and submit them for review and approval by our staff. Once resumes have been approved, they can be used to apply for job positions posted in Coastal Careerlink. Resumes are saved in the system and can be accessed even years later if alumni need to update a resume for new opportunities. Alumni can practice their interview skills though our online mock interview program, Interviewstream. Alumni are welcome to continue to attend all Career Services offerings including Job Fairs, Workshops, Resume Reviews, Career Counseling, Employer Spotlight Networking opportunities and more! See Coastal Careerlink for a full schedule of offerings each semester. Contact us at careerservices@ccga.edu or 912-279-5717 for more information on our offerings or to schedule an appointment.


Regalia & Announcements – Tiffany O’Grady 912 .279.5975, 1658mgr@follett.com
Ceremony, Degree, Honors & Diploma questions - Office of the Registrar 912.279.5738, registrar@ccga.edu

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