Mandatory Forms to Fill Out
Intent to Graduate Form (due October 18, 2013)
The Intent to Graduate Form is to be filled out the semester before the student's final semester (May graduates turned in this form on October 18th).
Graduation Clearance Form (due on Friday, April 25th)
All students will need to fill out a Graduation Clearance Form in the final months of their last semester. Forms can start being filled out on Monday, March 31st and are due on Friday, April 25th.
Materials to Order through Herff Jones
Herff Jones sells Caps and Gowns, graduation announcements, pins, diploma frames and rings. Orders can be placed through www.herffjones.com/college/cchs.
Cap and Gown: Deadline April 6, 2014
Each graduate is responsible for purchasing their own cap and gown. All students must place their order no later than April 6, 2014 in order to receive your cap and gown in time for the commencement ceremony.
Baccalaureate students: You should receive a hood along with your cap and gown. Please contact Herff Jones if you do not receive this with your order.
Diploma and Associate Degree Students: You can use an old graduation cap and gown as long as it is completely black. Please call Deborah Forrest directly if you only need to purchase a tassel (704.962.1483).
Pins: Deadline March 31, 2014
Some graduates choose to order pins. This is optional.
Left to right:
- Lousie Harkey School of Nursing Pin in gold. This includes only the center circle portion of the pin. If you are interested in the four 'florishes' part of the pin, please contact Herff Jones for a quote.
- Louse Harkey School of Nursing Pin in sterling silver. The square"RN" pin is available for additional cost. This pin is not on the order form so please write it in:
- Gold plated: yellow or white ($15)
- Sterling silver ($20)
- 10K gold filled: yellow or white ($35)
- 10K white or yellow gold ($50)
- Baccalaureate Pin
- Cabarrus College Allied Health pin
If you'd like to see any pin above in person, please see Cara Lursen in office 105.
You can order your pin through this website: www.herffjones.com/college/cchs. Pins need to be ordered by March 31, 2014 for guaranteed on time delivery to your home in time for graduation. Later orders will be processed at no extra charge but on time delivery cannot be guaranteed.
As First Baptist Church has a limited amount of seating, we will have to issue tickets to the Spring Graduation. Each graduate can sign out six tickets in early April to give to their friends and family. Students who need additional tickets are encouraged to ask their classmates if anyone has extras. Student Affairs will not be able to assist students in getting tickets from other graduates.
Tickets will be available in early April. Please check your Cabarrus College email for more details on when ticket pickup tables will be set up in the Student Pavilion.
All tickets must be picked up by Monday, April 28th at 5pm or they will be released in a lottery.
If any tickets are unclaimed from Student Affairs, they will be released in a lottery. Students will have the opportunity to put their name on the lottery list when picking up their tickets. Students will be contacted by May 1 via their Cabarrus College email if they are to receive additional tickets from the lottery.
A photographer will be available to take individual and group portraits. More information will be sent to your Cabarrus College email accounts.
Cabarrus College values high academic achievement. Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher will receive a gold honors stole at the Graduation Rehearsal Breakfast on Tuesday, May 6th. There is no cost to the student for the stole.
Graduation Day Timeline
Tuesday, May 6, 2013
All events will take place at First Baptist Church (200 Branchview Drive SE, Concord NC 28025)
9-10am: Graduation Rehearsal Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
This breakfast is for graduates and faculty only. No guests, please. Casual dress is appropriate.
10-11am: Graduation Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates if participating in the ceremony. If you are unable to attend, please email Cara Lursen (Cara.Lursen@cabarruscollege.edu).
3:30pm: Graduation Individual Pictures
This is only if you are purchasing individual pictures.
4pm: All Graduates should be at the church
We will have several dressing rooms in the church basement. The dressing room doors are not locked during the ceremony, so please do not leave any valuables in the rooms.
4:30pm: Group pictures will be taken
The group pictures will be taken promptly at 4:30pm. We will be unable to include late graduates in this picture. Please be on time as this photo will be included on our alumni wall in the main lobby.
6pm: Graduation Ceremony
Congratulations! You did it! The ceremony usually lasts between 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Graduation will start promptly at 6pm so please encourage your guests to arrive early.
Parking note: Please be sure that you tell your friends and family to park in the parking lot. Please do not park on the side of the road on Dill Road (the road that runs behind the church) as you may be towed. There will be a Police Officer directing traffic that can help find you somewhere to park if you need assistance.
Commencement Frequently Asked Questions