Plan to attend the 2013 Graduation Ceremony
Congratulations Pima Graduates!
Plan to attend the 2013 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.. in the Tucson Convention Center Arena.
Come and celebrate the accomplishments of Pima’s 2013 graduates at this special event.
|Date:||Thursday, May 16, 2013|
|Ceremony location:||Tucson Convention Center Arena
260 South Church Avenue
Directions & parking information
|Time:||Arrive by 5:30 p.m..|
|Graduate check-in by:||6:30 p.m.. at Exhibition Hall|
|Ceremony begins:||7 p.m..|
|Professional photographs:||4:30-6:30 p.m.., and after the ceremony until 10 p.m.
See details below.
Note: Construction in the building may be underway and could cause detours and delays. Arriving no later than 5:30 p.m.., should give you time to check in and have your official photo taken. See details below
Information for graduates and their guests:
Information card – When you check-in in the North Exhibition Hall, verify or correct your name and degree/certificate information on the information card you receive. As you approach the stage, the card will be collected and the information on it will be read as you cross the stage.
Graduation announcements – You may obtain up to 10 announcements at no charge from the Student Services Center at any PCC campus.
Graduation program - If you had requested your records be marked confidential at some point during your academic career at Pima, your name and degree will not be printed in the Graduation program. The deadline has passed to submit a request to rescind this. Some student clubs and groups (such as Honors, PTK, and Veterans) have cords and/or stoles available for purchase at the bookstore as well.
Caps and gowns – Student caps and gowns are mandatory for the ceremony and are available at all campus bookstores until Thursday, May 16 for $36.00 (includes tax). A limited selection will be available the evening of commencement in the North Exhibition Hall.
Parking – The College has arranged for $5 per car parking in designated lots at the TCC. Look for PCC signs at the entrances to $5 lots.
Graduation seating – You will be seated in the order in which you line up to check in at the TCC's North Exhibition Hall. If you have friends that you would like to sit with, plan to check-in together.
Professional photographs – Focus on Events will be in the Cochise/Apache Room on the ground level of the Convention Center between 4:30-6:30 p.m.., and after the ceremony until 10 p.m.. [Learn more]. For Focus on Events questions, call (520) 544-0210. We also encourage personal photographs outside the Convention Center before you check in.
Family and guests – You may bring as many guests as you wish to the ceremony, which is free. No tickets or reservations are necessary for your guests. Guests are not allowed on the arena floor during the ceremony.
Special needs – Students with disabilities who need accommodations for the ceremony should call the Disabled Student Resources Office for assistance at (520) 206-6688 before May 1.
Televised – A portion of this year’s ceremony will be recorded and played back on Pima’s Cox and Comcast cable channels for those family members and friends that cannot attend the ceremony. [View cablecast schedule]
Your diploma – When you cross the stage, you will receive a congratulatory scroll in place of your degree or certificate. The official document will be mailed to you within 10 weeks from the end of the semester for spring graduates if all graduation requirements have been met. Please return to your seat after you cross the stage area so you can be conferred as a graduate of Pima Community College.
Multicultural Convocation - The Multicultural Convocation is a celebration of your academic achievement and cultural diversity. It is open to ALL graduates. The RSVP deadline is April 29. Learn more about Multicultural Convocation.
More questions? If you have questions, please call 206-4888.
Note: For liability reasons, Silly String is not allowed in the Tucson Convention Center facilities. In addition, vuvuzelas, air horns and other noise makers are not allowed at Graduation.