Ceremony Procedures

What Should I Do?


  • Brookhaven College staff will guide you throughout the ceremony.
  • Enter through the main doors of the Loos Field House.
  • Check in and obtain your name card; proceed to the location you are given.
  • You must keep your name card with you; you will take your card with you when you go to the ceremony stage.
  • You will be lined up to proceed to the arena.


  • Administrators, special guests and speaker, and faculty members lead the processional.
  • Graduates will follow, led by a staff member.
  • Staff will direct you to your row of seats. 
  • The college president and other speakers will give remarks.
  • Graduates will be directed to get up, row-by-row, and to proceed to the stage with name card in hand.
  • Official photos will be taken of graduates in their full regalia and as they cross the stage.
  • Hand your name card to the announcer and cross the stage as your name is announced.
  • The college president and a member of the Dallas County Community College District Board of Trustees will congratulate you and you will receive a diploma cover.
  • Your photograph will be taken in your official regalia before you cross the stage and again as you receive your diploma cover.
  • You will follow your row of graduates and return to your seat.
  • Once all students have crossed the stage, the president will confer the degrees and instruct the graduates to move their tassels from RIGHT to LEFT.



  • Administrators, special guests and speaker, and faculty members lead the recessional from the arena.
  • Graduates will follow as directed, row-by-row, and will proceed through the tunnel formed by college faculty members. This will conclude the evening’s activities.
  • Graduates will exit to the left and will continue outside of the main entrance of the arena. Please do not congregate inside the hallways or on the steps outside of the stadium. Continue moving into the parking lot.
  • We recommend that you pre-arrange a place to meet with your guests.

  • There is no re-entry into the Loos Field House once you leave.