East Georgia State College recognizes the importance and historical significance of the Commencement ceremony. The purpose of the Commencement Committee is to provide a memorable, celebratory and respectful graduation event that is accessible to all supporters of our students and which appropriately reflects the College’s unique culture, its mission and vision.
- Recommend appropriate policy and actions as needed to achieve the committee’s purpose. Oversee all aspects of East Georgia State College’s Commencement ceremonies, including the following details:
- Select the date, site and time for all commencement ceremonies.
- Establish a budget for essential commencement expenses and approve all expenditures.
- Maintain a potential list of keynote speakers.
- Select and confirm all keynote speakers at least two years prior to the commencement ceremony at which each one will be speaking.
- Approve all other commencement program participants including the Alumni speaker, the Student speaker, the Invocation speaker, student marshals, student ushers, musicians and vocalists.
- Approve the commencement ceremony script.
- Approve the commencement program booklet.
- Approve all student regalia, including tassels, cords, and medallions.
- Approve all ceremonial items, including the President’s medallion, the mace and the gonfalon.
- Provide oversight and coordination of necessary support services, including lighting, sound, graphic design layout of program, publicity, photography, videography, security, food services, equipment rentals, event set-up and event clean-up.
- Provide assessment and feedback, including ideas to make commencement more meaningful and significant.
- Co-Chair, Registrar;
- Co-Chair, Director of Event Planning and Scheduling;
- College President;
- Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs;
- Faculty Senate representative;
- Assistant Registrar;
- Student Affairs/Student Life representative;
- Information Technology representative;
- Institutional Advancement representative;
- Plant Operations representative;
- Police Department representative; and
- Student, appointed by Student Government Association.