2016 Eastfield College Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2016
CURTIS CULWELL CENTER
4999 NAAMAN FOREST BOULEVARD
GARLAND, TEXAS 75040
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.
GRADUATE CHECK-IN: 3:00 p.m.
Graduates will enter through the Conference Center on the lower level of the Curtis Culwell Center. Graduates must pass through a metal detector and purses and bags will be inspected. You will be asked to return any restricted items to your vehicle.
Guests will not be allowed to use the Conference Center entrance and will not be allowed in the graduate check-in area.
**Graduates who arrive late will not be able to participate in the procession to the arena or seated with other graduates.
WHAT TO WEAR - WHAT TO BRING
Information regarding the proper wearing of your cap and gown has been provided on the Commencement web page. Personal belongings should be left with your family or in the trunk of your car. Belongings may not be left in the Ballroom during the ceremony. The only article you will carry into the ceremony will be your name card. Cameras and cell phones must be turned off and put away during the ceremony.
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE GUEST INFORMATION SHEET
Please thoroughly read all of the information on the enclosed guest information sheet and share this information with your guests. In order for the ceremony to be enjoyable for all who attend, it is important that your guests are made aware of the services that the Curtis Culwell Center has to offer as well as the rules and restrictions.
Each guest, including children, must have a ticket. Graduates do not need a ticket. Graduates will be given up to 10 tickets for their guests. Children under the age of three will not need a ticket if they will be sitting on a lap during the ceremony. Please return any extra tickets to our office, C-237B.
Parking is free for the graduates and all guests.
A professional photographer will be taking individual photos of the graduates crossing the stage as well as backstage. Photo packages will be available for purchase. A brochure from FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY regarding the photography services and prices will be provided.
Videos of the ceremony can be ordered at the ceremony.
If you are unable to attend the ceremony, please notify the Office of Student Engagement and Retention (OSER) at 4OSER@dcccd.edu as soon as possible and return your guest tickets to C-237B so that they are available for other graduates to use.