By Vanessa Hawthorne
CCC Journalism Program

All students who are planning to graduate from Camden County College this spring must complete certain requirements to be eligible for graduation, as set forth in a newsletter from the college president on the CCC website.

First, the students must complete all classes listed on their academic program no later than August 2013.

“You can usually walk at graduation if you are within six credits of completion,” said Dr. Rich Carney, professor of computer science. “You can check your academic status by going on Webadvisor. This will tell you if you are missing any courses at all.”

Students must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. They must also be free of all debts to the college.

“You have to go to the dean’s office, get your graduation packet and fill it out,” Carney said. All graduation packets must be completed and approved by the appropriate dean by April 1.

All students attending the graduation ceremony are required to wear a cap and gown. Caps and gowns are provided free of charge by the Office of Student Life and Activities. Students can obtain their graduation attire during Spring Fling (April 18 on the Camden campus and April 24 on the Blackwood campus) or after Spring Fling in the campus bookstores. Cherry Hill students may place an order after April 25 to have their cap and gown delivered to the William G. Rohrer Center. College I.D. is necessary to obtain a cap and gown.

Graduation rehearsal will be held at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Papiano Gymnasium on the Blackwood campus. Students are not required to attend the rehearsal but are strongly recommended to do so. Camden campus students will be provided transportation to the rehearsal. The van will leave the College Hall at the Camden campus at 9:15 a.m. Students interested in using this mode of transportation should sign up at the Camden Technology Center.

The graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. May 18 in the Truman Courtyard on the Blackwood campus. Students are expected to arrive between 8:30 and 9 a.m. to check in and receive a graduation I.D. Students are permitted to invite as many friends and family members as they would like; however, seating is unreserved. This means it will be first come, first served.

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