Leadership

Commencement

At the end of the fall and spring semesters, PBA holds a commencement ceremony for all graduates.

Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. and will be at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Fall Commencement Details

Spring Commencement will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. and will be at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

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Spring Commencement Quick Facts

What time is graduation?

Spring Commencement 2019 will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. More information will be provided regarding what time the graduates need to arrive and what time the doors will open as the date approaches. 

Where is the Convention Center and Where do I park? 

The Palm Beach County Convention Center is located at 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401, approximately 5 minutes from campus. 

With 2500 available parking spaces, the Palm Beach County Convention Center offers paid, self-parking in the new 9 story parking garage. It can be accessed off Okeechobee Boulevard (south side) and right turn onto Rosemary Avenue. The garage entrance is at the end of Rosemary Avenue. Several additional parking garages are available across the street at CityPlace for overflow parking needs.

The parking garage for the Convention Center is located at 1099 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. 

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Do I need a ticket to attend graduation?

Tickets are required for all guests. Each student receives five complimentary tickets and have five additional tickets for purchase at $5 per ticket. 

Guests who require special seating should make note of that on their ticket order. For any additional questions, please contact the Office of Registrar at (561) 803-2000. Doors open and guests may be seated one hour before the event. Commencement is a ticketed event, so please do not invite guests for whom you do not have tickets. Please keep in mind that only students can register and purchase tickets. 

Please email ticket questions to Registrar@pba.edu

What about photographs and recordings of the ceremony?

Grad Images is the official photographer for Commencement. Three individual photos of each graduate are taken. The proofs are sent to each graduate offering the option of purchasing the photos directly from Grad Images. Commencement will be recorded and available on Youtube. Ordering information is available at cap and gown pick up.

You may take your own photographs prior to, during and after the ceremony. Please observe the roped off areas that allow the academic procession to enter and leave the auditorium. Please be considerate of other guests and the nature of the ceremony when you choose your camera positions.

What happens after the ceremony?

When the ceremony concludes after the Benediction, guests are asked to stand during the academic recessional. At the conclusion of the recessional, guests may leave through the guest exit and join their graduates and the faculty for photos and fellowship.

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If you have more questions, please contact: Registrar@pba.edu