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Graduation 2022-2023 Ceremony

Graduation Date:

Friday, May 5th


Bluegreen’s Bayside Resort & Spa
4114 Jan Cooley Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Important Information

Regalia pick-up party: April 24th 11:00 am-4:00 pm under the sails at Student Union East (Rain back-up will be SUE Cafeteria). 

All graduates must wear their cap and gown to be able to participate.

Graduation Times:

10:00 am (all AA degrees)

2:00 pm (AS, BAS, and BSN degrees and Certifications)

General Information:

Gulf Coast State Colleges normally holds one commencement ceremony in May of each year.  We encourage students from all semesters to participate. When you submit your graduation application, you must indicate if you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony. If you are a summer graduate and you wish to participate in the spring ceremony, you must apply for summer graduation by the spring application deadline date. See graduation deadlines.

Your participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee your graduation certification. You do not officially graduate until the Registrar's office certifies graduation. You will receive an email from Enrollment Services informing you of the date that your diploma will be available for pick up. Diplomas that are not picked up by the deadline date will be mailed. If you receive a deficiency letter and do not complete your deficiency by the published date, you will be required to re-apply for graduation at a later term.

If you are planning on participating in the graduation ceremony, you must select that option on your graduation application no later than the designated application deadline. 

If you are participating in the ceremony, you will receive notifications from the Office of Student Affairs regarding information on ordering regalia and additional information specific to the ceremony after your application has been processed. 

For any other questions please refer to the Graduation Questions

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.