Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

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We are currently planning multiple in-person, outdoor graduation experiences for our Class of 2021. Please note that these in-person graduation ceremonies will be modified if necessary, to a virtual format if it is deemed unsafe to host a large, in-person gathering. 

In an effort, to follow CDC social distancing guidelines, we are planning four separate Commencement events. One Graduation ceremony will occur on Friday, May 14 and three ceremonies will occur on Saturday, May 15. Your graduation date and time will be assigned to you in the next couple of weeks.  Also, in an effort, to follow CDC guidelines, there will not be a reception immediately following any of the Graduation ceremonies.  

We have also extended an invitation to all 2020 graduates to participate in the 2021 Commencement ceremony.

Each student will be permitted a maximum of four/4 guests to attend their assigned ceremony. Please note that masks are required for all students and guests while they are on campus.  Children under the age of two/2 are not required to wear a mask and will not be considered one of the four/4 guests, if the child sits on an adult’s lap.  Please refer to the following page for COVID guidelines that will be required to be followed during the Graduation ceremonies. 

GRADUATION REHEARSAL: A rehearsal (that covers each ceremony) will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday, May 13. More information to follow. 

STUDENT SPEAKER: If you have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and are interested in auditioning to be our Student Speaker at Graduation please email Brittanie Mulkigian, bmulkigian@ccsnh.edu by 5:00 pm, Monday, April 5th.

PARKING: Parking is available on campus on a first come first serve basis. We do encourage visitors and guests to carpool when it is safe to do so. Students and their guests may use the BottomLine Technology parking lot (across from the Great Bay campus). Please note parking is not permitted at the Passport Center and vehicles will be towed. 

PTK MEMBERS: Please remember to contact Kelly McDonough at kmcdonough@ccsnh.edu regarding PTK membership cords to be worn at Graduation.  

STUDENT VETERANS: Red, white and blue cords will be sent to student veterans.

STUDENT SINGER: If you are interested in singing the National Anthem at a one of the Graduation ceremonies, please email Brittanie Mulkigian, bmulkigian@ccsnh.edu by 5:00 pm Monday, April 12 to schedule a time to audition. 

REMINDER: All fees including tuition as well as fines (library fines, etc.) must be cleared before final exams. If these are not cleared before graduation, you will not receive your degree. 

FINANCIAL AID EXIT COUNSELING: We strongly recommend that all graduating students who have borrowed federal loans complete the Financial Aid Exit Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov.  

COVID GUIDELINES: To see the guidelines that you and your guests are required to follow at each at ceremony visit:
https://www.greatbay.edu/2021-graduation-covid-guidelines/