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If you are completing your degree requirements this semester, don’t forget to get your application for graduation in on time.
Applications for May graduation are currently available to students who have met all requirements. The deadline for applications is March 8.
Students who are not sure if they are eligible should contact their program advisor.
To be eligible to graduate, a student must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average or better, and have finished all degree requirements.
If a student is receiving a certificate and an associate’s degree, he or she must make sure to apply for each, separately.
Students who are completing an associate’s degree need to make sure that they are TSI compliant and have completed all of their course work. Once those requirements have been met, students can go online and fill out the free online graduation application.
To complete the application, students must sign in to their MySPC account, click on the ‘Students’ tab, and then ‘Admissions and Records.’ On the left- hand side, click on the ‘Forms and Tools’ link, and there will be a blue link with the graduation application attached.
When the application is turned in, administrators will put it under review after final grades are posted.
Students who are approved to graduate will participate in the spring graduation ceremony that will be held on May 12. If a student is not able to participate in the graduation ceremony, he or she has to be excused and given permission to graduate in absentia.
For help, students can contact their program advisor, or go to the Student Services Building and see Robin Coler, the graduation clerk, in the Admissions and Records Office.
by SARA MARSHALL // Editor-in-Chief
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join in this year’s annual Homecoming festivities.
“Showdown at the Dome” is the theme for this year’s event on March 2 at the Texan Dome on the Levelland campus. All SPC clubs, organizations and resident halls were asked to submit two nominees for the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen, and all students are encouraged to vote.
To qualify, every nominee must be a full-time student from any of the SPC locations.
The Homecoming election will be held on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both the Levelland and the Reese Center campuses. On the Levelland campus, the voting will be held in the mall area in front of the Bookstore. Voting at the Reese Center campus will be held in Room 807 in Building 8. To vote, students must present a current SPC ID card.
The winners will be announced during half time of the Lady Texan and Texan basketball games on March 2.
Student Life encourages all students, faculty and organizations to participate in the Homecoming activities throughout the week. On Feb. 27, students can wear pajamas to class to “Put WTC to Sleep.” On Feb. 28, all of SPC can wear hats to “Throw Some Shade at WTC.” On March 1, everyone can wear cowboy boots to “Boot Out WTC.” And lastly, everyone can dress up in all their Texan gear for game day on March 2.
Student Life also will be hosting a door decorating contest throughout the week for faculty and staff members, as well as a Homecoming dance for students after the game in the Sundown Room of the Student Center on the Levelland Campus.
“Homecoming is a time to show your school spirit, get the basketball team amped up for an upcoming victory and gives students something to do on campus,” said Ann Epps, director of student life at SPC. “My projections for this year’s homecoming activities is to have a great turn out, with everyone coming out to show school spirit and support SPC and make it a great night for everyone.”
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