2021 Graduation Celebration & Virtual Graduation Ceremony
On Campus Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 14, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On Campus Celebration to include a Photo with Dr. Lee, Food,
Interactive Activities, Gift Bags, Yard Sign Station, and Live Music!
8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
On Campus Graduation Ceremony viewing outdoors on a large screen
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 14, 2021
8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Available to stream on BladenCC.edu and via Facebook and YouTube Live
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear Class of 2021,
On the evening of Friday, May 14, 2021, we will celebrate you! Mark your calendars! We are looking forward to sharing our admiration for you and recognizing your accomplishments at Bladen Community College with a special graduation ceremony video to be launched and streamed at 8:15 pm. We also invite you to come to our beautiful campus at 6 pm on the 14th for a special celebration event! During this event you will have the opportunity to have a professional photograph taken in your cap and gown with the president of the college, receive a commemorative graduation gift, and enjoy activities with complimentary food choices. Plan on staying to view the graduation ceremony video outside on a large screen. Times for the outside campus graduation celebration are 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and the graduation ceremony video is scheduled to begin at 8:15 pm.
I know you have questions about graduation and how to participate. We tried to address all of your questions and provide important details to you in the FAQs listed at the end of this letter. Please be sure to check this website often for updates, watch for emails, and follow BCC on FaceBook. If you need further information or assistance, email the college at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com.
No one could have anticipated the impact of this virus on our lives and your graduation, I am deeply grateful for your remarkable resilience and that of our faculty and staff. Your hard work, patience and grace will continue to serve you well in the future. I look forward to celebrating with YOU on Friday, May 14th!
Please continue to stay healthy and safe,
Amanda K. Lee, PhD
Please submit your photo and tribute/quote for the virtual ceremony. Deadline has been extended until Monday, May 10th at noon! Instructions are included in the FAQs below.
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION ~ Updates regarding inclement weather will be listed on the college website as well as the college Facebook page.
Festivities will begin at 6:00 PM! If you have purchased a cap and gown, wear it and have your picture taken with the president. If not, have your picture taken anyway! Each graduate will receive a “SWAG BAG” and a Congratulatory BCC Yard Sign.
Enjoy various activities and food on campus until the virtual ceremony begins at 8:15 PM. SEATING WILL BE LIMITED. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the celebration!
Invite your family to attend; children are welcome! 😊
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
- How and When do I submit my photo image and quotation or tribute for the video? Click on the following link, to complete the required form, and upload your photo image by noon on Monday, May 10th.
We plan to feature each graduate using this information and photo.
Steps to Complete form w/ out using/creating a Gmail account.
1)Click on Google Form link, or copy/paste into your browserBCC Graduation 2021 Form
2) Click on ‘Create Account’ at the bottom
3) Click on ‘For Myself’
4) Click on ‘Use my current email address instead’
5) Enter your information w/ the non-gmail email you’d like to use.
6) Click NEXT
7) A Verification code will be sent to the email address you input, so in this case a code will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, which the user will then copy/paste
- When will the virtual graduation celebration be held?
Our celebration activities on campus will start at 6pm until 8pm with the officially launch of the graduation ceremony video starting with dusk at 8:15 on Friday, May 14, 2021. You will be able to click on a link that will take you to the virtual ceremony on your devices or view it on campus on our large outdoor screen. As it gets closer to the event, we will send you an email with the video link, as well as post the video link on our website www.bladencc.edu and Facebook.
- How long is the ceremony expected to last?
The graduation ceremony video is expected to be about an hour.
- Where and when do I pick up my “commemorative gift” and diploma?
Your gift will be available for pickup on Friday, May 14th from 6:00PM until 7:45PM. Diplomas will be mailed afterwards.
- Will the ceremony be recorded so people can view it at another time?
Yes, the graduation ceremony video will be recorded and will available on the commencement archive page of our website.
- How do I post well wishes to my classmates, faculty members, and others who have made my experience at BCC special?
We invite you and your families to join by sharing how you’re celebrating using the hashtag, #BladenCC2021, and tagging us on social media. You can comment during the graduation ceremony video streaming—similar to the chat feature in Zoom.