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Commencement

Fall 2014 Commencement Information
December 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Graduate Information
Graduates must check-in at Howard Auditorium between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
*Do not leave any personal belongings in the Auditorium. The Auditorium will be locked during the ceremony and no access will be available after the ceremony. The College will not be responsible for lost items.

*Please remember that participation in the commencement ceremony does not denote official certification of the degree or certificate.  Official certification of graduation is only made when all curriculum requirements have been satisfactorily addresses and recorded in the Registrar’s Office.

Guest Information
Guests should have tickets in hand when they arrive at Gressette for the ceremony. Seating is not assigned by ticket, and is on a first come first serve basis. Please remember that even if you have a ticket, anyone that arrives after the processional has begun will not be admitted. So arrive early and find a seat.

Tickets
Due to growing numbers of graduates and guests, we have out grown Gressette Gymnasium and thus the ability to meet and remain compliant with the fire code.  In order to accommodate these growing numbers, students participating in graduation will be eligible for up to 6 tickets for guest admission to the commencement ceremony. This will also ensure that each graduate’s family and friends will have equal opportunity to attend this important ceremony. If you do not need all 6 tickets please be considerate of the other graduates and do not take all 6 tickets.
*children 3 years old and under will not need a ticket

Any additional guests without tickets will have the opportunity to view graduation in Howard Auditorium.

Ticket Pick-up
Tickets can be picked up in the ABAC Bookstore in November. The Bookstore is open Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 pm. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
***MUST have indicated you are participating in the Commencement Ceremony and present your ABAC Gold Card to pick-up tickets***

Photographs & Video
Professional pictures of the ceremony will be provided by Wes Sewell Photography. For more information, visit www.wessewellphotography.com. If you are interested in purchasing a video of the ceremony, contact Tom Grant at tgrant@abac.edu for more information.

Parking
Parking is available in the south parking lot, which is located off of Davis Road. Handicap Drop off/Pick-up is available behind Gressette Gymnasium on Rotunda Place. Designated Handicap parking is available behind the J. Lamar Branch Student Center.

Special Accommodations Needed
Graduation candidates with special needs must contact the Public Relations Office at 229-391-5055 no later than November 28 so that accommodations can be made.


More Questions?
Contact Public Relations by emailing Lindsey Roberts, Public Relations Assistant, at lroberts@abac.edu or call 229-391-5055.