Commencement is the formal celebration of the degree or certificate you are to receive. It is a time for you to receive well-deserved recognition for your hard work. Since SPC holds the commencement ceremony prior to degrees being verified, students are considered candidates for graduation. Participation in the ceremony does not imply or suggest you have met all graduation requirements.

The commencement program is printed prior to the recording of grades for the term. For commencement program purposes only, it is necessary to identify honors designations for graduation candidates based on their all-college cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the term.

Day of Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Three ceremonies: 9:00 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Fl.

Register to Attend Commencement

  • If you are a candidate for graduation and wish to participate in the ceremony you must register to attend.

  • To have your name included in the printed commencement program, you must register by Sunday, Nov. 10. No exceptions.

  • To participate in commencement, you can register through Friday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. but you will NOT see your name in the program.

Register for Commencement

  • Log in to MySPC 
  • Choose My Learning Plan from the top navigation bar
  • Choose Commencement Registration
  • 9 a.m.
    Health Sciences and Veterinary Technology
    Public Safety, Public Policy and Legal Studies
    *Includes A.A. Candidates in these Career & Academic Communities
  • 12:00 p.m.
    *Includes A.A. Candidates in these Career & Academic Communities
  • 3:00 p.m.
    Arts, Humanities and Design
    Engineering, Manufacturing and Building Arts
    Science and Math
    Social, Behavioral Sciences
    A.A. Candidates who did not declare a Career & Academic Community

Guests are, as always, welcomed, and students are encouraged to bring up to six friends and/or family members in order to ensure that all guests have a seat. Seating is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register to attend.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation in your MySPC account to confirm your registration. The week prior to commencement you will receive an email reminder with additional information about attending the ceremony.

If you have any questions, contact us at

  • Purchase your cap, gown and tassel at any campus Barnes & Noble bookstore by Friday, Dec. 13.

  • Pick up any cords and stoles for membership in student organizations. Contact your organization for specific instructions on obtaining this regalia. These items must be secured in advance.

  • Arrange for Special Accommodations if needed.
    Contact SPC's Accessibility Services at 727-341-3398 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.  

Arrive on time.
Graduates and their guests should plan to arrive one hour in advance of the ceremony. Remember to allocate time for travel, parking and special accommodations (if requested).

Arrival Time Ceremony
8 a.m. 9 a.m.
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
2 p.m. 3 p.m.

Dress in your regalia
You should be dressed in your cap, gown and tassel. We recommend wearing business casual and comfortable shoes underneath.

Pick up your Honor Cord.
Honor cords are available for pick up from 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Look for the designated table as you enter the venue. Certificates are not eligible for honor designation.

Honors distinctions is given to students in a Bachelor's or Associates degree program with a qualifying cumulative GPA. The GPA used to compute honors eligibility is based on the prior term cumulative GPA and can be found on your unofficial transcript in MySPC.

  Required Cumulative GPA
  Single Cord Double Cord
Associate 3.30 - 3.79 3.80 - 4.00
Bachelors 3.50 - 3.79 3.80 - 4.00

Guest seating is limited
Guests are, as always, welcomed and students are encouraged to bring up to six friends and/or family members in order to ensure that all guests have a seat.

You will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony; however, you will not receive your diploma. After all graduation requirements are verified and the degree conferred, expect to receive your diploma by the end of January 2020.

Admissions and Records certifies your graduation after final grades are verified. Your degree becomes official when it is annotated on your transcript and not by your participation in commencement exercises.