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EFSC Spring Graduation Set for May 12

April 27, 2022 - Eastern Florida State College will hold on-campus graduation ceremonies for Spring Commencement on May 12, celebrating the achievements of students earning their diplomas this term.

Two ceremonies are planned at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the Melbourne Campus.

Graduates can each have four guests seated inside the King Center, with digital tickets, obtained in advance, required.

More than 1,700 students are eligible to graduate with more than 500 already indicating they plan to participate in the ceremonies.

Both ceremonies will be televised live on WEFS-TV and streamed on the college’s @easternflorida YouTube channel with a link also posted on the college website. Graduates, family and friends should share photos to social media using #EFSCGrad.

“Students graduating in May have been through a lot navigating the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficult challenges it brought them. That will make this commencement very special for them, their families and all of us at the college,” said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey.

Here are details about the ceremony reservation and ticketing process.

Eligible graduates who RSVPd to take part in commencement by the February 24 deadline have until April 28 to reserve their ceremony time and guest tickets through the King Center's online ticketing system using the unique, password-protected access they received via email from the EFSC Registrar's Office.

The free tickets will automatically be attached to the order when the student chooses either the 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. ceremony, with the capacity at each commencement limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once reserved, tickets will be delivered electronically via an email from the King Center, with guest tickets provided as a group of four assigned seats.

Pre-registered graduates will not need tickets to attend their ceremony, they only need to reserve the ceremony time through their custom link in the email. Tickets are for their guests only.

Access to unclaimed seats at each ceremony will open during the first week of May for all students who have applied to graduate, with an email sent to those still eligible containing the personal link to choose an available ceremony time and four guest tickets until capacity is reached.

The Registrar's Office will also email pre-ceremony check-in details along with how to access regalia students may have earned such as Honors graduate and Veteran's cords.

Because of ticketing requirements, walk-up requests on May 12 to participate in commencement cannot be accommodated. Guests of all ages will not be allowed in the King Center without a ticket and must sit in the seat location listed on the ticket.

Caps and gowns are required for the services and are available at the Eastern Florida Bookstores.

Graduates will have a professional photo taken while they are on stage by GradImages and the company will contact students directly after commencement with details on available photos and how to purchase them.

For questions about commencement, email graduation@easternflorida.edu.