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Preparations Underway for EFSC Fall Commencement Ceremonies

November 14, 2018 - Eastern Florida State College students will mark an important milestone in their lives Dec. 10 as they celebrate their graduation during Fall Commencement.

Nearly 1,800 students are eligible to graduate at two ceremonies at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the Melbourne campus, located at 3865 North Wickham Rd.

The ceremonies start at noon and 2:30 p.m., with students from the Cocoa and Palm Bay areas graduating at the first ceremony, and those from the Titusville and Melbourne areas at the later commencement.

Doors to the King Center will open one hour before each ceremony with guest tickets required for admission and seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Graduates who RSVPd prior to the Oct. 18 deadline each receive four tickets, which can be picked up at a Campus Bookstore through Nov. 29 by showing a photo ID and ceremony assignment confirmation sent to the graduate's student email.

Large screen monitors also will be available for viewing in two King Center overflow rooms.

Both ceremonies will be televised live on WEFS-TV and streamed live on the college’s @easternflorida YouTube channel with a link also posted on the college website.

white flowers over bacground with textCeremony attendees are encouraged to share photos via social media using the hashtag #efscgrad plus special commencement Snapchat geofilters will be available inside and adjacent to the King Center.

The EFSC Foundation and Alumni Association is sponsoring a commencement flower fundraiser with $10 bouquets available at the alumni tent outside the King Center on Dec. 10.

The Foundation is also offering graduates a 50 percent discount on engraved Legacy Paver stones that will be placed outside the Melbourne campus Student Union, scheduled to open early next year. Paver sales support EFSC student scholarships and other college initiatives. Ordering information can be found online at and will also be available at the alumni tent at commencement.

The fall term graduates will join more than 100,000 others who have graduated from the college since it began in 1960.

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