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Paris Junior College Graduation Information


Academic Apparel

Caps and gowns are pre-ordered in a range of heights and sizes and are yours to keep after the ceremony. Paris
Junior College is pleased to provide the academic apparel at no cost to the student. Caps and gowns will be
distributed according to the following schedule. If this schedule is not convenient for you, please designate
someone else to pick up your regalia before May 15.

Sulphur Springs students: May 8 – Contact the Sulphur Springs Center (903-885-1232) by May 6
with your height. Sample regalia is provided for fitting before ordering. “Swapping” for better fit cannot
be accommodated. Additional pick-up times may be available until May 15, please contact the SS Center
for details.

Greenville students: May 8 – Contact the Greenville Center (903-454-9333) by May 1 with your
height. Sample regalia is provided for fitting before ordering. “Swapping” for better fit cannot be
accommodated. Additional pick-up times may be available until May 15, please contact the Greenville
Center for details.

Paris students:

May 8 1:00-4:30 Administration Bldg. AD 158.
May 13 – 15 8:00-4:30 Office of Admissions and Records, Administration Bldg. Room 149.

Suggested attire for Men: light-colored shirt and tie and dark slacks
Suggested attire for Women: dresses or dark colored slacks

May Ceremony Location

The ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at Noyes Stadium on the Paris campus. Please
bring/wear your regalia to the library. We will move to an alternate location in the event of inclement weather
and you will be notified the morning of May 17.

Directions to Noyes Stadium:

From Greenville: take I-30 east, to exit 101 to Hwy 24. Follow Hwy 24 North to Paris.

From Sulphur Springs: take Hwy 19 North to Hwy 24. Follow Hwy 24 North to Paris.

In Paris, turn right on Evergreen/Jefferson Road (right past the Evergreen Cemetery).
Turn left on 24th SE Street
Noyes Stadium will be approximately ¼ mile on the right.

Commencement Day Arrival

Arrive at the Learning Center (Library) at 6:00 p.m., with your regalia, so that we can provide you with
important instructions. When you arrive, you will be provided a card with your name (as it will be announced)
and you will be asked to line up alphabetically with your fellow graduates. There will not be a secure place to
leave your personal belongings. Please do not bring purses or other valuables. Lost tassels can be replaced but
replacement regalia will not be provided to you at the ceremony. Please instruct your guests and family
members that arrive with you to report directly to Noyes Stadium for a choice of seating.

Phi Theta Kappa Members

PTK members are recognized by wearing a gold tassel and monogrammed stole with their cap and gown. This
academic regalia must be purchased separately. You should have received instructions from a previous
invitation letter to contact Trina Lubbe or Melissa Arnold. It is preferred that students order online at and have items shipped to their home. However, students who cannot order online may order their
stole and tassel by paying $35 at the Business Office at any campus; payment must be received by May 1.
Students will pick up preordered and prepaid PTK regalia from Deanna Hutchins, Greenville Campus, or Linda
Meier, Sulphur Springs Campus, or Kenneth Webb (Student Center Room 208) beginning May 8. Students
must show their receipt when picking up their PTK regalia.


Students who wish to send graduation invitations should contact their local office supply store or print shop.
Ceremony seating is limited, depending on the number of graduates, but tickets will not be issued at this time.


A photographer from Candid Color Photography will be taking pictures of all graduates receiving their diplomas
from the President. They will contact you directly regarding the proof review and purchasing or you can visit their
website at

Honor Graduates

Graduates who are receiving an Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Applied Science degree
and whose cumulative grade point average is 4.00 – Highest Honors, or 3.9 – 3.99 – High Honors (including
transfer courses) will be recognized during the ceremony. Eligibility for this recognition requires students to
complete all requirements in the fall or spring semester and to complete at least 30 hours of their total
coursework in residence at Paris Junior College. Degree graduates whose cumulative grade point average is
3.50-4.0 will receive recognition on their transcripts and diplomas. Certificate students are not eligible for
honors designation.


During Commencement, graduates will receive a diploma tube. Diplomas will be mailed to those individuals
who meet all graduation requirements following receipt of final grades and verification of graduation
requirements. Diplomas are generally mailed within four weeks of the first day of the summer semester.


A reception for graduates and guests will be held in the Student Center Ballroom.

Additional Information

Seating may be limited, in the alternate location for inclement weather, for guests and family, depending on the
number of graduates. It is advisable for guests and family to report directly (early) to the alternate location for
a selection of seating.

If you will need special accommodations during the commencement exercises, or if you have any questions
concerning graduation, please contact Amie Cato or Laurie Edwards in the Office of Admissions and Records at
(903) 782-0212.