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Commencement Fair

The bookstore holds a Commencement Fair every spring. The Spring 2020 Commencement Fair will be held:

May 4th to May 21st during our normal business hours.




Graduation Merchandise

Rings & Pins


Regalia & Tickets

The Bookstore hosts a Commencement Fair each spring. Students are encouraged to attend the fair to collect their caps, gowns, and tickets. Students may pick up regalia and tickets at the bookstore during regular business hours, beginning with the Commencement Fair through May 21. Visit early for best selection of sizes and ticket availability.


Photo ID is Required to pick up caps, gowns, and tickets.

Graduates attending Commencement will receive four tickets for guest seating in the gymnasium. All guests (including children) attending Commencement need a ticket. Overflow seating is available in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.


Ceremony Information


Commencement Rehearsal

Rehearsal is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged. Graduates do not need to wear their caps and gowns to rehearsal.


Commencement Attire

To remove wrinkles from your gown, hang it as soon as you get it home. Do not iron your gown. Steam if necessary.

  • Wear dress or business casual attire under your gown.
  • Members of PTK can wear their stoles at Commencement over their regalia.
  • Veterans/reservists/National Guard and active military duty graduates should request the military cord from the Veteran Services Office (A-109).
  • Graduates may decorate their mortarboard (no offensive language or depictions will be permitted).


A professional photographer will take a photo of you as you receive your diploma.

Guests at the Commencement Ceremony


The Athletics Center opens for guests at 5:15 p.m. Bags will be subject to inspection before entering the Athletics Center.


Tickets are required for entry into the Athletics Center, even for children. Extra tickets are not available at the door.


General seating is on the wooden bleachers in the gymnasium.


Strollers are not permitted in the gym and must be left in the designated area located inside the Athletics Center.


Please remind your guests that traffic on Opossumtown Pike will be heavy and that there is NO admittance to the Athletics Center once full seating capacity has been reached.


Overflow seating is available in the Visual & Performing Arts Center and is most comfortable for older guests or those with special accommodation needs.

Additional information about Commencement can be found here.


Additional information about Commencement can be found here.



Frederick Community College 
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702




Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday CLOSED

The Bookstore is conveniently located in the Student Center (formerly known as "H" Building).

You may use cash, check or credit card for your Bookstore purchases.

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