Eastern Florida State College’s Fall Virtual Commencement Drive-Thru Celebration Set Dec. 17

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special Drive-Through Celebrations will be held on all four campuses

Eastern Florida State College will hold a Virtual Commencement Ceremony for Fall Term graduates Dec. 17 that will include special Drive-Through Celebrations on all four campuses. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida State College will hold a Virtual Commencement Ceremony for Fall Term graduates Dec. 17 that will include special Drive-Through Celebrations on all four campuses.

The plan is in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the college’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of students, employees and the public.

“Graduation is a special day for our students and their families, and the combination of the virtual ceremony and drive-through campus celebrations will provide them a wonderful way to mark their achievements,“ said college President Dr. Jim Richey.

“They have shown great resilience amid very tough times and everyone in our EFSC community is extremely proud of them. We’re looking forward to a great day.”

The virtual ceremony will be held online at noon and be available for viewing on the college website and @easternflorida social media platforms. It will feature taped remarks from Richey, faculty, and staff, and include the names of all the graduates.

Car with EFSC graduate Natalie Vara picking up her diploma cover in Spring 2020

Spring 2020 graduate Natalie Vara picked up her diploma cover on May 14 at the Melbourne campus drive-through event. (EFSC image)

Spring 2020 graduate Natalie Vara picked up her diploma cover on May 14 at the Melbourne campus drive-through event. On Dec. 17, similar celebrations will be held on all four EFSC campuses.

The drive-through events on the Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay campuses will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Large congratulatory banners will be in place to serve as backdrops for student and family pictures and videos.

Students will also receive a diploma cover and yard sign saying “Proud EFSC Graduate.”

Facial covering and social distancing requirements must be followed while on campus.

Students who graduated in the Summer Term can also participate along with Spring Term graduates who may have missed a similar drive-through experience on the Melbourne campus in May that attracted hundreds of students, families, and friends.

The names of Summer graduates will also be included in the virtual ceremony because they were eligible to take part in the Dec. 17 commencement.

The College’s Bookstores are offering caps, gowns, and tassels for students who would like to take photos wearing graduation regalia at the drive-through events.

Visit the website at easternflorida.edu/go/bookstore for more information, including details on how to order online with free shipping to a student’s home.

EFSC will create a virtual commencement web page with graphics and other resources to help graduates celebrate online with family and friends.

Graduates should post pictures and videos with the hashtag #efscgrad.

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