Spring 2018 Commencement Information


  • Spring Graduation Applications are past due, but all students will be considered for their awards, so please still submit your application.
  • Graduation Audits are completed in the order received and take 1-2 weeks - Audit results are sent to CCGA student email accounts.
  • Cap & Gown online ordering link: www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Order before March 21, 2018.
  • RSVP for Commencement will be sent to CCGA email March 19th. Reservations are due by April 6th.
  • Final Destination Survey (mid-April)
  • Financial Aid Exit Loan Counseling (anytime after April 1)


Sunday, May 13, 2018


4:00 pm

Graduate Report time 2:30 pm


Jekyll Island Convention Center

Graduation Application


Spring 2018 Graduates - Cap and Gown online ordering link:www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Ordering deadline is March 21st. If you do not order before March 21st you will need to contact the bookstore to order a cap and gown - they will have a limited number available. Cap and Gowns ordered online will be available in the bookstore.

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


Check back - Information coming soon


Professional 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, you will trip getting on and off the stage.

Cap Decorations are allowed, but they need to be flat to the surface and confined to the top of the cap. 3-D adornments (floral arrangements, Micky Mouse ears, Eiffel towers,...) will need to be removed prior to the ceremony.


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.


Professional photos will be taken by Grad Images at the ceremony. You will receive order information from the vendor prior to the ceremony on how to set up your account and view proofs.


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 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.


The following hotels have special rates for CCGA Graduates and their families:

Jekyll Island Club Resort

Location: 371 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island
Discount: 15% off rooms at the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort

Clarion Inn

Location: 5252 New Jesup Hwy. Brunswick
Discount: $50 rate for any room

Comfort Suites Golden Isles Gateway

Location: 220 Gateway Center Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: 20% off room rate for 1-2 people*
*advance reservation required

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Location: 211 Gateway Center Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: $95 rate with breakfast, ask for “Coastal College Rate”

Courtyard by Marriott

Location: 580 Millennium Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: 20% off any regular room (1 King or 2 Queen beds)
*advance reservation required

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Location: 500 Mall Blvd, Brunswick
Discount: 15% off best available rate, rate starts at $118.15

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Location: 107 Gateway Center Circle, Brunswick
Discount: $20 off any room type, based upon availability
*advance reservation required

Holiday Inn & Suites

Location: 138 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick
Discount: $20 off rate for any room type, based upon availability
*reservations must be made in advance

Jameson Inn

Location: 230 Warren Mason Blvd
Discount: $49 room rate, based upon availability

Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center

Location: 515 North Windward Dr, St. Simons Island
Discount: 10% off lowest available rate, based upon availability

Villas by the Sea Resort

Location: 1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island
Discount: 10% off 2 night minimum stay
*contact Ryan Merritt for reservations, no other discount shall apply


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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