Graduation FAQs

This FAQ page contains answers to the most frequently asked questions about graduation at FTCC.

  • Is there a difference between Tickets, Invitations, and Announcements?
    • No, they are one in the same.
  • Are they required for Friends and Family?
    • No, this event is open to the public
  • Can I order more Announcements?
  • Does the Announcements say my name?
    • No, they only say the time and location of the event. If you wish to purchase announcements that are personalized you may do so through our third party vendor Balfour.
  • I paid the graduation fee what’s next?
    • You will need to ORDER your cap and gown through our third party vendor OAK HALL. Please make sure to include your height and weight
  • What if I never ordered my cap and gown?
    • You can order it until the deadline. You will be responsible for shipping and handling. (Not included in your graduation fee)
  • I am graduating with 2 degrees and paid for both. Am I entitled to 2 Caps and Gowns?
    • No, you only qualify to receive 1
  • What if I am unable to attend the Grad Fair to pick up my cap and gown. Can I send someone in my place?
  • What if I missed Grad Fair and still need to pick up my cap and gown?
  • I am graduating with honors. Do I wear both tassels?
    • No, you are to wear 1 tassel from your mortar cap.
  • What do the colors mean for tassels?
    • Gold Tassels are for GPAs between 3.5-3.99
    • Black Tassels are for GPAs between 2.0-3.49
  • Is there a Veteran Tassel?
    • No, only a Veterans Cord
  • I have participated in certain clubs on campus and have purchased stoles. How many can I wear to the ceremony?
    • You are permitted to wear up to 3 items around your neck and 1 tassel from your cap.
  • What if I lose my tassel? Will you replace it?
    • No, you are responsible for all items. (We congratulate you on your academic success and know you will keep all items together.)

***NOTE – If your cap and gown is picked up by you or your designee, FTCC is at that time not responsible for any loses.

  • FTCC celebrates ALL graduates in one event held in May regardless of the semester you complete your program.
  • I didn’t know I had to apply in November to be a fall graduate. What do I need to do?
    • You can still apply on WebAdvisor for graduation. Select the SPRING term. We only have one ceremony a year and you will still walk with your class.
  • Failed to apply for Spring?
    • Apply for the SUMMER
  • Failed to apply for the Summer?
    • You will need to apply for the following academic year so you can walk at the next graduation.
  • When will we receive our diplomas?
    • Depending on the Term you are graduating from (Fall, Spring, Summer) We will begin mailing them out 4-6 weeks after the Graduation Ceremony.
    • We mail the Fall Graduates first, then 4-6 weeks after that we begin mailing the Spring graduates.
    • All Diplomas should be received by August time frame.
  • How large are the diplomas?
    • The degrees, diplomas, and certificates measure to 8.5 x 11
  • I have moved recently, Can I change my address?
    • Please update your address in WebAdviosr. We ask that you notify us at graduation@faytechcc.edu near the graduation date of any address changes.
  • How do I get my cap and gown?
    • The Graduation fee covers the cost of the Cap and Gown; however, it does not include the shipping fees to your home address.You must order HOME DELIVERY and pay for the shipping fees at that time.
    • Do Not Order for Campus Delivery as we will not forward it to your home.
  • Will they mail my tassel and Name Card?
    • No, we will issue them at Rehearsal
  • Do I have to attend the Rehearsal?
    • No, it is not mandatory yet, we do strongly encourage you to attend. The Crown Coliseum is a large venue and we recommend are familiar with the building layout.
  • What if I arrive late on graduation night?
    • You can still participate in the ceremony. However, there will be a possibility that you may not sit within your section area.
  • What are NAME CARDS?
    • The name cards are very important! You will be required to bring them to Rehearsal and Graduation.
    • The Name Card is what you will hand the announcer as you walk across the stage.
    • Name Cards are issued at the FTCC Graduation Fair or can be picked up at Rehearsal.
  • I am graduating with multiple degrees and certificates. Will the announcer say all of them?
    • No, We announce your Highest Degree. You will also sit within that department section during the ceremony.
  • Where is Graduation held?
    • The Crown Coliseum Complex 1960 Coliseum Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28306
    • Rehearsal will be held in the same location
  • Can I bring someone to rehearsal?
    • No, The Expo center doors are for Students Only. We ask that NO Children, Friends, and Family come to rehearsal.
  • Where to graduates enter the building?
    • ONLY GRADUATES will enter through the Expo Doors (located off of East Mountain Dr)
    • Enter through the doors that match the color of your Name Card.
  • How long does the ceremony last?
    • The event can take up to 3 hours.
    • We recommend that you and your guest EAT before arriving!!
    • We understand that children may grow restless yet, we do ask that you remain for the whole ceremony.
  • Do we walk across the stage individually?
    • Yes
  • Is there a reception after the ceremony?
    • No
  • I want to bring a gift to my graduate. What can I bring into the Coliseum?
    • No food, drinks, flowers, balloons, gift bags, etc. will be allowed in the Coliseum. Please leave all gift items in your car.
    • No; however graduates are encouraged to wear dark colored shoes. If wearing pants, graduates are encourages to wear dark colored pant.Is there a dress code?

***NOTE: Graduates PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES! You will be on concrete floors. There will be escalator stairs and standing/ walking involved. For YOUR SAFETY please wear flats or low heels. SPIKE HEELS MAY GET CAUGHT IN THE TREAD OF THE ESCALATOR STEPS CAUSING YOU TO FALL.

  • Where do family/friends enter?
    • ALL guest of graduates enter the Crown through the North and the East entrances.
  • Where is the disabled parking? Where are the disabled entrances?
    • Disability parking is located in the North and East parking lots. Both the North and East entrances have disabled entrances.

***NOTE: More parking spaces are located in the North parking lot.

  • My GPA was not high enough for graduation. Whats my next step?
  • I still have classes I need to take and I’m not ready for graduation. Can I get a refund?
    • Yes. You can view the Refund Policy  and Graduation Fee Refund form under the Fees & Payments tab located on the Graduation web page.
    • Check with your program advisor is see if you are eligible for Summer program completion.
  • What are Honors?
    • Highest Honors – Students who graduate with a diploma or degree who have earned a GPA of 4.0. (gold cord and tassel)
    • Honors – Students who graduate with a diploma or degree who have earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99. (gold tassel)
  • Where can I find my GPA?
    • You can locate your GPA on your Program Evaluation under “Academic Planning”
  • I am graduating with a Certificate Only. Does that qualify for honors?
    • No, only degrees and diplomas qualify for honors status