Student Check List
Wearing a cap and gown is required for students to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Students are entitled to 5 announcements. They will be available for pick-up in the CGCC Bookstore. The phone number is 480.732.7350. Additional invitations can be picked up from the Vice President of Student Affairs office.
Caps and Gowns
We order general sizes, but can accommodate specific gown size requirements from petite to plus sizes. You may pick up your cap and gown in the CGCC Bookstore beginning May 1, 2014.
The Bookstore hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone Number: 480.732.7350
If you cannot pick up your cap and gown at any of these times, please contact Julie Palinsky at 480.732.7341.
Honors cords are a decoration that signifies academic distinction. Students who are graduating with:
- highest distinction (3.9-4.0) Blue Cord
- high distinction (3.7-3.899) Red Cord
- distinction (3.5-3.699) White Cord
may pick up cords from the bookstore at no cost.
Graduate GPA's consist of all grades for all classes used for graduation. (A list of honors students will be provided to the bookstore.)
Phi Theta Kappa
Teacher Education Reception
Students, family and friends (up to four guests) are invited to celebrate future teachers at a special reception (date, time and location will be announced). Education majors will receive their recognition cord for the graduation ceremony at this event.
Teacher Education recognition cords are available to all education majors "walking" in the graduation ceremony. To reserve your cord visit www.cgc.maricopa.edu/teacher
and click on the graduation link. Register there for both the Teacher Recognition Reception and graduation ceremony. You will be contacted individually in regard to payment. Recognition cords are $5 and reserved only for education majors (elementary, secondary, early childhood, etc.) regardless of degree.
Reception in Student Center Pavilion
Light refreshments will provided for our graduates and their guests following the commencement ceremony in the Student Center Pavilion. We encourage you and your guest(s) to attend the reception and enjoy the time to visit with other students, faculty and staff.
Special Accommodations for Graduates and Family Members
Our event is outdoors on the courtyard south of the Ironwood building. Graduates walk up and down stairs when diplomas are awarded. If you, or anyone in your family, needs special seating arrangements or parking please call 480.732.7322.
A photographer will be on site. You can have group pictures or family pictures taken. Payment arrangements are made directly with the photographer. If you would like to have pictures taken, plan to do so between 6-8 p.m. The group photo of the graduates will be posted on the CGCC website.
For any arrangements that need to be made, please call Robert Everett, Director of Public Safety, at 480.732.7280. Please park in the west lot of the Pecos Campus.
Rainy Day Conditions
If it rains on May 9, 2014, the graduation ceremony will be postponed and a future date will be announced. For additional information, please contact 480.732.7322. Questions or Concerns
No question or concern is silly to call and ask about regarding this event. This should be a very special moment in a graduate's life, and CGCC will go out of its way to cover every concern and question. Please feel free to contact 480.732.7322 or submit a question