Before the Ceremony
CAP & GOWN PICK-UP: If you applied for graduation before the priority deadline,
you will receive information in the mail concerning when to pick up your cap,
gown and invitations. Students who are eligible to walk can pick up their cap
and gown according to the schedule below:
North Little Rock Campus
Campus Center Room 240 – Admissions & Records Office
Wednesday, April 30 – Thursday, May 8
Please check here for current office hours.
CAP & GOWN CARE: The gown should be removed from the package in advance and
placed on a hanger so wrinkles will shake out. If necessary, the gown may be
pressed carefully with an iron on the lowest setting.
HOW TO DRESS: The style of dress to be worn with the cap and gown is dressy for
the ladies and slacks and light colored dress shirt with a collar for men. Dark
colored dress shoes should be worn. NO shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes or jeans.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS: You may have your pictures taken with your cap and
gown according to the schedule below. Package prices range from $25-$50. More
information on packages will be included with your cap and gown OR contact
Jorden Davie Photography by calling (501) 372-3878:
Pulaski Technical College Main Campus
3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock
Tuesday, May 6 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pulaski Technical College Little Rock-South
13000 I-30, Little Rock
Thursday, May 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
ARRIVAL: Graduates are asked to arrive between 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to allow
plenty of time to park and move into the arena. Graduates who arrive after 6:50
p.m. will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony. Make sure you have the
*Honors cords and Stoles of Gratitude will be given to graduates at check-in.
Be certain to make a plan with your guests about where to meet outside of
Verizon Arena after the ceremony. Children are not allowed in the graduate area
and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
PERSONAL ITEMS: Do not carry personal items onto the floor. NO cell phones on
the arena floor. Give them to your family or guest or lock them in the trunk of
your car. There is no secure place for you to leave personal belongings within
CHECK-IN: Come to the Box Office entrance of Verizon Arena on E. Washington St.
When you arrive you will be directed to check-in. You will be given a name card
- hold on to this card! You must hand it to the announcer before you cross the
stage so that he or she can call out your name. You will then be directed to the
staging area to line up. Do not leave the check-in area after you have signed
in. Once a graduate has checked-in, they are expected to remain for the entire
LINE UP: You will be lined up in two columns according to the highest level
degree you are being awarded and in alphabetical order. The floor directors will
lead you onto the arena floor. Please remember to move quickly to your chair and
stand directly in front of it so those who are directing can move everyone in
without delay. Please remain standing until after the National Anthem and you
are asked to be seated.
CEREMONY: Floor directors will guide your row to the stage when it is your turn
to receive your diploma. You will walk up the ramp, hand your name card to the
announcer at the first podium, walk across the stage to receive your diploma
cover and shake hands. Proceed down the ramp and back to your seat. All
graduates are expected to remain for the entire ceremony.
RECESSIONAL: When it is time to leave the ceremony, everyone on the stage will
leave first. Floor directors will let students know when to leave. Students will
proceed out of the same tunnel they entered to check-in. Please plan to meet
your guests outside Verizon Arena.
After the Ceremony
STOLE OF GRATITUDE: At check-in, each graduate will be given a stole of
gratitude to wear at the ceremony. After the ceremony, there will be pens
available for graduates to sign their stoles and present them to an individual
that supported them during education.
DIPLOMAS: You diploma will be mailed to the address on file 6 – 8 weeks after
• Please update you address with Admissions and Records so your diploma will not
• If you owe a balance to the business office your diploma cannot be released.
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3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 812-2200
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