The following guidelines will be in effect to ensure a safe event for all students, guests, faculty, and staff. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change and potential changes will be communicated in a timely manner to all graduates.

  • Participation and attendance in the Graduation ceremony is voluntary and is not required by Great Bay Community College.
  • All students, guests, faculty, and staff must self-screen the morning of the Graduation ceremony for the following:
    • Fever above 100.4 degrees, respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath.
    • Severe fatigue, new muscle aches, or chills
    • New gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • All students and guests should refrain from attending Graduation if student or guest has come into contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 10 days prior to Graduation or has traveled internationally or on a cruise ship 10 days prior to Graduation.
  • Masks must be worn at all times by students, guests, faculty, and staff while on campus.
    • Children under the age of two are exempt from wearing a mask.
  • Seats will be arranged in groups of four/4 and will be distanced 6 feet from the closest group of seats.
    • Groups of four/4 should include members of the same household, or guests of each graduate.
    • Children under the age of 3 may sit on a lap;  however, walking/running around the tent is prohibited.
  • Assigned seating will be provided for faculty, staff and trustees.
  • Chairs will be thoroughly sanitized between ceremonies.
  • Students will not shake hands with Interim President Addy when accepting diploma.
  • Portable Restrooms will be available for use as entrance into the building will be prohibited.
  • Students and guests are asked to leave campus promptly after the Graduation ceremony.