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***TICKET LOTTERY UPDATE***

Broward College may have a limited number of extra tickets available for the         upcoming Fall 2019 graduation ceremony.  Should tickets be available, they will be distributed through a lottery.  You are invited to enter the ticket lottery at this time. The lottery will close on Saturday morning (12/7/19) at 10:00 a.m.

To be eligible to participate, please look at the details below:

  • You must have already picked up your three (3) original tickets during the open window from the Cashier's Office.
  • If you are chosen to receive additional tickets, you must be able to come to Broward College Central campus to pick them up.
  • Winners will receive an additional two (2) tickets for the December 11, graduation at the Hard Rock Live.
  • Winners will be announced via email on December 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. with details to pick-up their tickets.
  • Multiple entries are not permitted.
To enter the Broward College Ticket Lottery, please click HERE.

Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Date: December 11, 2019

Location: Hard Rock Live | 1 Seminole Way | Hollywood, FL 33314

Doors Open: 2:00 p.m.

Guest are to be seated by: 3:00 p.m.

Ceremony begins promptly at: 4:00 p.m.

Tickets required for entry: Yes 

This is a ticketed event and seating capacity is limited. Tickets are required for all guests to enter. Each graduate will receive three (3) guest tickets, which may be claimed on a first-come-first-served basis at the Cashier’s Office at each main campus from November 4 through December 4, 2019.

THOUGH UNLIKELY, IF AVAILABLE SEATING REACHES CAPACITY, GUEST TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND/OR ROBE SALES MAY BE SUSPENDED BEFORE DECEMBER 4. 

Tickets unclaimed after December 4 maybe made available for a general lottery to eligible graduates. If a lottery is conducted, details will be posted on
broward.edu/graduation no earlier than December 5. Students must present a valid photo I.D. at the Cashier’s Office to claim tickets*. If your name is not on the eligible graduates list, you will be provided instructions to verify your status.

Each main campus Cashier's Office has one late evening where they are open until 6:30 p.m. Otherwise, they close at 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be picked-up at campus regardless of where you attend your classes.

North Campus Late Night: Tuesday
Central Campus Late Night: Wednesday
South Campus Late Night: Thursday

*The Cashier’s Office is only responsible for the allocation of tickets. They do not set the list of eligible graduates or determine ticket allocations for students.

PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED TICKET POLICY (AS OF 11/8/19) PRIOR TO COMING TO CLAIM TICKETS! 


CeremonyGuide - Fall 2019

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I eligible to graduate?
Meet with or call your advisor to confirm!

Where do I purchase my cap and gown? 

Each main campus has a bookstore where the cap and gown set can be purchased for $39.98. If you are an on-line or distance student, you can purchase your items by phone and have them mailed to you. 

Can I decorate my cap? 

Absolutely! Get creative and have fun! We encourage you to apply your self-expression to your cap!

What stoles, cords, or pins am I allowed to wear with my gown? 

Per college policy 6Hx2-5.31, students may only wear regalia approved by the college during the commencement ceremony. Approved items are: Academic Honors cords, PTK stoles, Honors College cords, and veteran medals. 

When will my diploma arrive?
Eight (8) weeks after graduation.

Is there a summer commencement ceremony?
No. Broward College hosts two ceremonies a year. Summer grads are invited to participate in the fall ceremony. 

Me or one of my guest require special assistance at graduation. Who should I call?

Accommodations for the ceremony are made with Carlos Parra. Carlos can be reached at cparra@broward.edu or 954-201-6040. Any venue Broward College contracts with for the ceremony will be ADA compliant.

Decorum & Protocol
All graduates are required to stay for the entire ceremony.
Please plan for an approximate two (2) ​hour program.

The Commencement ceremony is a dignified event. Decorum and courtesy are very important for graduates and guests.
  • All graduates must remain seated until the end of the ceremony.
  • Turn cell phones to silent for the ceremony.
  • Wear cap throughout entire ceremony.
  • No air horns, balloons, bubbles, beach balls, or similar items are allowed in the ceremony. The use of noisemakers may be intended to show one person’s pride in a graduate, but it can also ruin the chance for another family to hear the name of their graduate announced.
  • No children allowed to be seated with graduates.
  • No unsupervised children in the guest seating area.
  • Leave personal belongings with guests before proceeding to check-in.
Webcast of the Ceremony
The commencement ceremony will be available for viewing via web streaming on the day of the event. Watch Commencement Ceremony (Click Here). 

Diplomas

Diplomas and certificates are mailed to students approximately eight (8) weeks after the posted graduation date listed in the Academic Calendar. 

Duplicate diplomas can be ordered using the Duplicate/Replacement Diploma Form and emailed to diplomas@broward.edu 
Duplicate/Replacement Duplicate Diploma Request

female graduate with diploma and diploma plaqueCommencement Ceremony Photography

Parents and friends taking photographs are asked not to block the vision of other guests or interfere with the routes of our graduates. The placement of tripods and other equipment that may interfere with the ceremony is prohibited. Please follow the instructions of our ushers.

Official photographs of the graduates will be prepared by GradImages®. Names and addresses of participating graduates will be provided by students to the photographer for subsequent communications. Photos will​ be available to view and order at www.gradimages.com, and free proofs will be emailed within one week.
For assistance, contact GradImages® at 800-261-2576 or email giservice@gradimages.net​.

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