71st Commencement Exercises Primer
for Graduates and Parents

July 07, 2017

for graduates of SY 2016-2017

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  1. Roster of Graduates
    • Final Lists of candidates for graduation will be posted on your respective college bulletin boards on August 14, 2017. Graduates of Law, Nursing and all graduates of 1st and 2nd Trimester were already released earlier.
    • Zero-balance policy is strictly enforced. Student will not be allowed to march if with incomplete grades or back subjects by August 15, 2017

  2. Schedule
    • Take note of the following schedule of activities. It is important that all graduates follow the schedule and MUST attend all activities:

      Date & TimeActivityVenue
      July 1, 2017
      (Saturday)
      Start of Individual GRADUATION PHOTOSHOOT
      All those who will march are REQUIRED to have their photos taken because photos will be flashed as part of the program procedures.
      G312
      (Contact OSAS for queries)
      August 22, 2017
      (Tuesday)


      Start of Issuance of Academic Attires (Togas)

      Start of Reservation of Photo Coverage

      UC Service Center
      (UC Bookstore)
      UC Service Center
      (UC Bookstore)
      August 25, 2017
      (Friday)

      8:00 a.m.

      1:30 p.m.


      Rehearsals and Issuance of Program and Passes
      for COA and CBA

      Rehearsals and Issuance of Program and Passes
      for CEA, CITCS, CON and CHTM
      UC Gymnasium


      UC Gymnasium
      August 26, 2017
      (Saturday)

      8:00 a.m.
      Rehearsals and Issuance of Program and Passes
      for CTE, CAS, CCJE, Law and GS
      UC Gymnasium
      August 30, 2017
      (Wednesday)

      6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
      6:30 a.m.
      7:30 a.m.




      12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
      12:15 p.m.
      1:15 p.m.
      Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremony for COA and CBA
      Gates open for guests and parents
      Assembly for graduates
      Start of Processional


      Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremony for CEA, CITCS, CON and CHTM
      Gates open for guests and parents
      Assembly for graduates
      Start of Processional



      1st to 2nd Flr - Science Bldg
      UC Gymnasium





      1st to 2nd Flr - Science Bldg
      UC Gymnasium
      August 31, 2017
      (Thursday)

      6:45 a.m. -7:30 a.m.
      6:30 a.m.
      7:30 a.m.
      Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremony
      for CTE, CAS, CCJE, Law and GS

      Gates open for guests and parents
      Assembly for graduates
      Start of Processional



      1st to 2nd Flr - Science Bldg
      UC Gymnasium

      Schedule for TOGA ISSUANCE

      TBA


  3. Attire for Graduates during Graduation Ceremonies
    • Men:
      • Long-sleeved polo with tie, no need for coats or jackets. Do not use Barong.
      • Formal pants and formal leather shoes.
      • Facial accessories and exposed tattoos are not allowed.
      • Keep a formal and neat haircut/hairstyle.
      • For CON graduates, complete gala uniform.
      • For CCJE graduates, complete GOA blue uniform.
    • Ladies:
      • Long formal dress with ankle-length skirt hemline, with or without sleeves.
      • Not more than 2-inch high heeled shoes.
      • Minimal accessories.
      • For CON graduates, complete gala uniform.
      • For CCJE graduates, complete GOA blue uniform.

  4. Security Details and Protocol during Graduation Ceremonies
    • All graduates must come 30 minutes before the assembly. You must not bring anything except toga paraphernalia (hood and cap). Phones, cameras, bags, or other utilities should be left with your parents/guests. Parents/guests of graduates are not allowed in the assembly area.
    • Entrance of graduates and guests will be at Gates 1, 2 and 5 only. Marshals will assist ingress and egress.
    • Due to limited parking, parking of vehicles for graduates and their guests is not allowed within the campus vicinity. Parking may be at the Convention Center, the Burnham Park area, or the SM Pay Parking.
    • Only 2 passes per graduate will be distributed for parents/guests. All visitors with passes must be in the venue 30 minutes before gates open.
    • Entry of parents/guests will be limited to 1:15 hours only (see schedule above). Doors and gates will be closed 15 minutes before start of procession. It shall be opened again for latecomers with passes only during the distribution of diplomas.
    • Children 12 years of age and under will not be allowed to enter the gym.
    • Unofficial photographers/cameramen or visitors who wish to take pictures are not allowed to stand nor walk around anywhere inside the venue. Taking of photos/videos is allowed only from where one is seated. Official photographers are available for near-shot photos but with prior reservation (see schedule).
    • No pets are allowed inside the campus.
    • Dangerous weapons, such as but not limited to knives, guns, clubs, brass knuckles, and other similar implements will be confiscated by security personnel should these be found in any person's belongings.
    • In case of emergency, pay attention to the directions of Safety Marshals as they give instructions for procedures for evacuation, whenever necessary. Medical or first-aid assistance will be available anytime near the restrooms located at the gym entrance.
    • The UC campus is smoke-, alcohol-, and drug- free, and should remain so the whole time. Persons under the influence of liquor or drugs will not be allowed to enter school campus.

Above Information / Procedure are for Strict Compliance

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