Here are links to that video that are downloadable:
Pick up your Cap & Gown, and tickets!
Grads can pick up their Cap & Gown packages at the book store Monday-Thursday, June 14-17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you missed those time slots, we'll have it for you on Saturday.
Instructions for 2021 PC Commencement
The 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held on the south lawn behind the Pirate Union Building. Due to state COVID protocols limiting us to 400 total participants, we are holding two main ceremonies and allowing two guests per graduate. We know that you likely have other family and friends who would like to be there and we hope they will watch our live stream (also recorded), then join you for a family celebration following our ceremony. We’re doing the best we can during a global pandemic to hold an in-person graduation. The live stream is at nwacsportsnetwork.com/peninsula. That link will also be on our web page.
Ceremony 1, Noon, Saturday, June 19: BAS, AAS, AS, HS Completion, 1-year Certificates
Ceremony 2, 3:00, Saturday, June 19: AA Degrees
Running Start students will march with whichever of the above groups that match their college degree or certificate.
- Wear a mask, along with your cap, gown and tassel. Masks will be required and we will attempt to social distance you for the safety of you and your family.
- Wear clothing and shoes suitable for an outdoor ceremony on grass. In the event of rain, ponchos will be provided. Umbrellas are not permitted (they block views).
- Please check in at Pirate Square (outside clock tower) 60- 90 minutes prior to the ceremony you are attending. You will be issued a card with your name to be announced when you cross the stage.
- Guest seating will begin one hour prior to the ceremony you are attending. Please contact Rick Ross (information below) if you, or a guest, has a documented disability requiring special arrangements. Grads and guests will be sitting on folding chairs on grass. There are disability parking spaces throughout campus, including west of Keegan Hall. It’s also common that guests with limited mobility are dropped off next to Keegan Hall when those spaces are filled.
- Leave your valuables with your family or at home. We don’t have a place to store them while you march.
- There won’t be an orientation or rehearsal. We will have people at the venue to guide you.
- We will begin lining up 30-45 minutes prior to the ceremony you are attending. We need two evenly populated lines. The person in front and behind you in your line is who you will sit by.
- Your tassel should be on the right side of your mortar board.
- You will march into the venue with a bag pipe band and then by Pomp and Circumstance. Remain standing until President Robins asks you to be seated. Please fill every seat.
- When the time comes for Dr. Thomas to call you up to the stage to receive your diploma, please do so one row at a time. Each row will be signaled when to rise and come forward.
- We will have tape on the floor of the stage showing you where to stop for your photo. All photos will be posted after the ceremony for you to download and share (free).
- We ask that you respect the integrity of this event by refraining from decorating your cap and gown with messages or other forms of art and also by not celebrating with any props, beach balls, noise makers, etc. until the event is over.
- When the ceremony concludes, please wait for our ushers to signal for you to exit, one row at a time. You will reunite with your guests on the lawn at the north side of campus adjacent to the main parking lot. There will be no on-campus reception.
Note: Knowing that almost every grad would want additional tickets, we did not create a formal process or a waiting list for that. We are very sorry that the pandemic is limiting attendance for this important celebration.
Please email me with your questions. I’m also providing my cell for graduation day emergency needs.
Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-460-0490
Graduation at Peninsula College is a three-step process consisting of:
- Submitting an Degree/Graduation Application form.
- Completing all academic requirements for your degree.
- Settling all financial obligations.
If you have not filled out the Degree/Graduation Application, please do so immediately or contact your student advisor with any questions.
Individuals should apply for graduation one quarter in advance of the quarter they anticipate graduating if possible, but Peninsula College will make every effort to accommodate you should you decide later in your journey to participate in Commencement. The Degree/Graduation Application, with any approved substitutions signed by a program advisor, should be submitted online or returned to Student Services as soon as possible in the quarter. Student Services will perform a final review authorizing graduation or pointing out any deficiencies that must be overcome.
For questions please contact Pirate Central:
Phone: (360) 417-6340
Toll-free: (877) 452-9277, Ext. 6340
TDD: (360) 417-6339
We congratulate you on your graduation and extend best wishes for the future!