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EFSC Spring Commencement Set for May 9

April 23, 2019 - Eastern Florida State College students will culminate years of hard work Thursday, May 9 when they walk across the stage at Spring Commencement.

More than 1,900 students are eligible to graduate at two ceremonies at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the Melbourne campus.

The ceremonies start at noon and 3 p.m., with ceremony time assignments based on where a student lives and in some cases on their academic program.

Generally, students who attend the Cocoa and Palm Bay campuses will graduate at noon; students from the Titusville and Melbourne campuses at 3 p.m.

Each graduate who RSVP’d to attend a ceremony by the required deadline was eligible for two tickets for family and friends and unclaimed tickets were all distributed as of May 1.

There is no reserved seating inside the King Center, where doors will open one hour before each ceremony. Large screen TV’s will also be available for viewing in three 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’s website.

Ceremony attendees are encouraged to share photos via social media using the hashtag #efscgrad. Special commencement Snapchat geofilters will also be available inside and adjacent to the King Center.

Commencement flower bouquets will be available for purchase at the alumni tent outside the King Center with a portion of the proceeds supporting the EFSC Foundation.

The Foundation is also offering graduates a 50 percent discount on engraved Legacy Paver stones that will be placed outside the new Melbourne campus Student Union. 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 spring term graduates will join more than 100,000 others who have graduated from the college since it began in 1960.

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