September 30, 2023

Coastal Bend College

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Q: What time should I arrive for graduation?

Students who are graduating at 10 a.m. should arrive at the Beeville campus auditorium no later than 8:30 a.m. and students who are graduating at 2 p.m. should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m.

Q: What time do the doors open for graduation?

Doors open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. graduation and 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. graduation.

Q: What am I allowed to bring to graduation if I am a graduate?

Please do not bring your bags and/or purse with you to graduation because there will not be a designated place for you to keep your personal belongings safe.

Q: Who is allowed to come to graduation?

Admission for CBC’s commencement ceremonies is free. Both ceremonies are open for attendance by community members and the graduate’s friends and family.

Q: Which ceremony do I attend if I am receiving certificates/degrees at both times?

Graduates will be able to choose which ceremony they would like to attend only if they are receiving certificates/degrees at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.

Q: Who is allowed to attend the free dessert reception after both commencement ceremonies? Where will the reception take place?

The dessert reception is free for graduates and their guests. It will take place immediately following the commencement ceremony outside of the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium).

Q: What should graduates wear under their cap & gown?

Students should wear their “Sunday’s Best” underneath their cap & gown. All graduates must wear a black cap & gown, or they risk not being able to participate in commencement ceremonies.

Q: What hashtag should I use for graduation?

Students who are graduating from CBC should utilize the official hash tag of their class: #CBC2015. Please abide by all social media guidelines that can be found by visiting