Commencement

 

Graduation

Congratulations to our

2018 Graduates!

 

 Click the headings below for more information

Events

Evening of Excellence

Caps & Gowns

Special Accommodations

Phi Theta Stoles

Honor Cords

Veteran Honor Cords

Flowers

Commencement Photographs

Livestreaming

Diplomas

Commencement Day

 

Events

 

  • Commencement Rehearsal        Friday, May 11th at 3 PM         Carter Hall Multi-Purpose Room, Fairfield Campus

  • Graduate BBQ                           Friday, May 11th at 4 PM         Carter Hall Patio, Fairfield Campus

  • Evening of Excellence               Thursday, May 17th at 7 PM     Carter Hall Multi-Purpose Room, Fairfield Campus

  • Commencement                       Saturday, May 19th at 10 AM    Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

 

 Graduates not planning to attend Commencement should

contact Academic Affairs at (207) 453-5134 or email the Registrar at chansen@kvcc.me.edu

 

Evening of Excellence 

Invitations to recipients of academic awards will be mailed in April. If you receive an invitation and are attending the event, please wear your honor cord which will be in the package with your regalia. Family, friends, and classmates of award recipients are invited to attend this award ceremony.

  

Caps & Gowns

Graduates may pick up their cap and gown at the Enrollment Service Center (Fairfield Campus) beginning April 24th.  The hours of the Center are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. All caps and gowns must be picked up prior to May 3rd.

If you have earned an honor cord, it will be in the bag with your regalia.

 

Special Accommodations at Commencement

Graduates or guests who may need special accommodations for seating or other services should contact the President's Office at (207) 453-5021 as soon as possible.

 

Phi Theta Stoles

Phi Theta is the National Honor Society for Community Colleges.  Stoles may be ordered until April 27th. If you are a member and would like to purchase a stole to wear at Commencement, please contact Christy Johnson at (207) 453-5084 or cjohnson2@kvcc.me.edu

 

Honor Cords

Honor cords are awarded to graduates attaining a certain GPA.  Students with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.699 are designated with honors and receive 1 silver cord.  Students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher are designated with high honors and receive 1 gold cord. The cord(s) will be included in your cap and gown bag.

 

Veteran Honor Cords

We are inviting graduating veterans and service members to wear military service honor cords at Commencement. If you have indicated your status as a veteran, your honor cord will be placed in the bag with your cap & gown. If you have questions, or if you have served but did not receive a cord with your cap & gown, please stop by the Enrollment Center in Fairfield to request your honor cord.

  

Flowers

Flower arrangements will be available for purchase at the Civic Center on the morning of Commencement. These are provided by Visions Flower and Bridal Designs.

 

Commencement Photographs

Photography services will be provided at Commencement.  Each graduate will be photographed as they receive their diploma from President Hopper and may purchase these photographs directly. We will update this information on the website when we have finalized the arrangement with the phtotographer.

Click here for an order form.

  

Livestream on the Day of Commencement

Headlight Audio Visual provides a link to livestream Commencement so family and friends unable to attend can watch the full ceremony live! Select here to be directed to the webpage to view the stream. The link will also be posted to our main Web page on the day of graduation.

Selct here to access the order form for the video of Commencement.

Diplomas

On the day of graduation, graduates will receive the official cover that your actual diploma will fit into.  Diplomas will be available after June 30th in the Enrollment Center. You may also contact Academic Affairs at (207) 453-5134 and we are happy to mail the official diploma to your home.

  

Commencement Day

Saturday, May 19, 2018

 

All students attending Commencement should be at the Augusta Civic Center by 9:00 a.m.  

  • Graduates will meet in the North Wing (Enter in the Lobby Area & take the hallway on the right).

  • Commencement exercises begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

  • Our Commencement Speaker is the Honorable Charlotte Warren, Maine House of representatives.

  • Music is provided by the Blue Hill Brass Quintet and Zander Walz, KVCC Graduate.

  • Guest Seating is first come, first serve. Please be aware floor level seating fills quickly. Once the floor seats are full, guests will be directed to the balcony. Doors to the auditorium open at 9 a.m.

  • Security asks that you consider leaving purses, bags, backpacks, etc. at home/car. Items are subject to being checked upon entry.

  • What to Wear is a commonly asked question by graduates! It can be on the warm side in the Civic Center. Wear clothing and footware that are comfortable.  Remember you have stairs to climb to access the stage. 

 

 Should you have questions or require further information, contact Jillienne Hughes at (207) 453-5021 or jhughes@kvcc.me.edu

OR, Monica Brennan at mbrennan@kvcc.me.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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