Information & Guidelines
Below you will find all the information and requirements relating to graduation for the class of 2023.
Ceremony & Rehearsal Details
Date & Time
This year Great Bay Community College will be holding two graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 13th. There will be a morning ceremony that starts at 10:00AM and an afternoon ceremony that starts at 2:00PM. Please be sure to review the information below to see which graduation is for your major.
Morning Graduation: Saturday, May 13th at 10:00AM for all programs except Massage Therapy, Nursing, Surgical Technology and Veterinary Technology / Veterinary Practice Management. Graduates should arrive by 9:00AM.
Afternoon Graduation: Saturday, May 13th at 2:00PM for Massage Therapy, Nursing, Surgical Technology and Veterinary Technology / Veterinary Practice Management. Graduates should arrive by 1:00PM.
Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, May 12th at the times listed below. This is the only practice that will be held. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ATTEND.
Rehearsal for the Morning Graduation is at 10:00AM.
Rehearsal for the Afternoon Graduation is at 1:00PM.
Noelle Lambert, US Paralympian and Survivor Contestant
Caps & Gowns
Great Bay will cover the cost for your cap and gown. Items will be shipped to the address provided on your order.
Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Parking is available on campus on a first come first serve basis.
Please note parking is not permitted at the Passport Center and vehicles will be towed.
Other Key Information
Intent to Graduate Form
The deadline to participate in Commencement has passed. But you can still submit your Intent to Graduate form. Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file after the Commencement ceremony on May 13, or after Summer classes have completed.
Student Speaker Auditions
If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and are interested in auditioning to be our Student Speaker at Graduation, please email Brittanie Mulkigian, Director of Student Life at [email protected].
Student Singer Auditions
If you are interested in singing the National Anthem at Graduation, please email Brittanie Mulkigian at [email protected] to schedule a time to audition.
Please remember to contact Kelly McDonough at [email protected] regarding PTK membership cords to be worn at Graduation, if you did not receive them at an Induction Ceremony.
Honors Cords for Degree Students
Honors cords for degree students to be worn at Graduation will be provided at rehearsal. Cumulative grade point average must be 3.30 or higher.
Veteran cords to be worn at Graduation will be provided at rehearsal.
Outstanding Fees & Fines
ALL FEES AND FINES (library fines, etc.) MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE FINAL EXAMS. If these are not cleared before graduation, you will not receive your diploma.
Financial Aid Exit Counseling
All graduating students who have borrowed federal loads should complete the Financial Aid Exit Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov.