2018 Commencement Ceremony
BC3 is celebrating 50 years of graduates at this year's commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Field House on BC3 Main Campus.
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian White, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent, Butler Area School District
- Distinguished Alumni Speaker: Ms. Lucille Shapiro, Class of 1973
- Student Address: Ms. Janelle Fox
- Student Alumni Welcome Address: Mr. Christopher Slay
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Field House doors open at 6:00 p.m. for guests. Graduates and guests are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony in Founders Hall.
The ceremony will be streaming LIVE on bc3.edu and will also air on Armstrong Channel 10 on later dates.
A run-through of the ceremony for participants will be on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Field House on BC3 Main Campus. Honors students will receive their gold tassel at this time.
Graduates can pick up admission tickets to the graduation ceremony from Monday, April 16 through Friday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 220 in the Student Success Center on BC3 Main Campus. There is a 5 ticket limit per student.
Graduates from other BC3 locations should contact Sherri Osborne at Sherri.Osborne@bc3.edu or 724-287-8711, ext. 8448 to make arrangements to get tickets.
- Be dressed and ready for line-up in Founders Hall at 6:15 p.m.
- Dress attire is business casual.
- Tassels should be worn on the right side of your graduation cap.
- Grades, Honors Diplomas & Graduation Fees: Amy.Pignatore@bc3.edu
- Ceremony, Rehearsal, Reception, Cap & Gown: Sherri.Osborne@bc3.edu
- Phi Theta Kappa Honors, Stoles & Tassels: Morgan.Rizzardi@bc3.edu
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- February 15 for May 2018 graduates.
- June 15 for Summer 2018 graduates.
Applications received after the published deadlines will be assessed an additional $25 late fee.
For a second major, a student will be required to complete a minimum of an additional fifteen (15) credit hours for an Associate Degree, nine (9) credit hours for a Certificate, and six (6) credit hours for a Diploma. These credit hours must be approved in advance by the Dean of the second major and a copy sent to the Office of Records and Registration.