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Graduate Information

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Cap and Gown
You may pick up your cap and gown, and a Graduation Information memo at the Bookstore in the Commonwealth College Center (G building) beginning May 5. All items must be picked up before Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m.

Bookstore hours for the Month of May 2014:
Week of May 5 - 10 – Monday thru Friday, 9 am-4 pm, Saturday 9 am-2 pm
Week of May 12 - 17 – Monday thru Friday 9 am-6 pm, Saturday, 9 am-2 pm
Week of May 19 - 24 – Monday thru Friday, 9 am-4 pm; closed on Saturday
Week of May 26 - 31 – Tuesday thru Friday 9 am–5 pm; Saturday, 8 am-2 pm 
Note: Closed for the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 26, 2014 

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Stoles
PTK Honors Stoles are worn by PTK members at graduation and distinguishes them as honor students and campus scholars. PTK Stoles may be picked up April 7 through May 23, 2014, in the Commonwealth Center, room G-211, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and in G-200, Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, contact Sue Raposo at ext. 2234. 

You may pick up your degree/certificate after the ceremony in the Cafeteria of the Commonwealth College Center (G building). Degrees and certificates for graduates who are unable to attend the ceremony will be mailed the week following graduation. Please Note: Students who completed all requirements in Fall 2013 and were December graduates, are scheduled to receive their degrees/certificates during the Spring 2014 semester. 

Commencement Program Listing
Your name will not appear in the Commencement program or in local newspapers if you have a privacy hold placed on your record. However, your name will still be announced during the Commencement proceedings. If you currently do have a privacy hold on your record, but do want to be listed on the program and in newspapers, please report to the Enrollment Center (G124) by Friday, April 25.

Honors designations in the Commencement program are based on your total GPA at the end of the Spring 2014 semester. 

Printable information and instructions:

Graduate Information (pdf)
Student Graduation Instructions (pdf)


Disability Accommodations
Requests for accommodations for graduates and/or guests should be made in advance, preferably by Monday, April 28, 2014.

If you and/or your guests need accommodations to access this program of events, please contact Disability Services at 508.678.2811, ext. 2955. A wheelchair lift to the stage will be provided for graduates, and reserved seating is available for guests with disabilities. However, please contact Disability Services in advance to discuss the details of the accommodation.

If you and/or your guests need an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) or an Assistive Listening Device (ALD), please contact Julie Jodoin at ext. 2568 or by videophone (VP) at 508.689.7616. 

Graduating Student Satisfaction Questionnaire
Please complete the Graduating Student Satisfaction Questionnaire, which will be available in March through your accessBCC account. After you log into your account, click on the My accessBCC tab and look under My Quick Links.

If you have questions about your degree audit, call 508-678-2811, ext. 2364. For all other questions, call ext. 2240 or stop in at the Enrollment Center on the first floor of the Commonwealth College Center. The College web page will post updated Commencement information as necessary.

Please note: Graduates who are Massachusetts residents may be required to apply for health insurance if they are no longer covered by the student health insurance or other coverage. For more information, contact the state’s Health Connector at 1-877-MA-ENROLL or via the state website

Event Calendar

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Book Advances (12/22/2014 - 2/12/2015)


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Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:45:00 GMT

Fall River-Monday, December 22, 2014-15249 (12/22/2014)


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Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:45:00 GMT

Fall River - Monday, December 22, 2014-15250 (12/22/2014)


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Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - New Bedford (12/23/2014)


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