19“The future is always uncertain, but we who celebrate what you have done, who celebrate all of your achievements, we are certain of one thing on this day: You will not let us down.”
— Tom Hanks
The Board of Trustees of Fayetteville Technical Community College and FTCC President Dr. Mark Sorrells invite the community to join in celebrating the graduating class of 2024. On May 17, FTCC will hold graduation ceremonies at the Crown Complex, 1960 Coliseum Dr. Due to the large number of graduates, FTCC will hold two ceremonies.
The first ceremony, at 10 a.m. on May 17, will recognize graduates from FTCC’s Allied Health, Business, College & Career Readiness, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing programs. Students graduating at 10 a.m. should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. Guests attending the morning ceremony may enter the Crown Center starting at 9 a.m.
The second ceremony, at 2 p.m. on May 17, will recognize graduates from FTCC’s Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Applied Technology, Math & Sciences, and Public Service programs. Students graduating at 2 p.m. should arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. Guests attending the afternoon graduation may enter the Crown Center starting at 1 p.m.
For both ceremonies, students may only use the Expo entrance doors, and guests should use the north, east, and west doors but not the Expo entrance doors.
Please be mindful of heavy traffic. Guests attending the morning ceremony should leave as soon as the ceremony ends to make room for guests attending the afternoon ceremony.
Both ceremonies will last roughly ninety minutes. FTCC asks everyone who attends a commencement to remain for the entire ceremony.

Key Facts
• The event is free and open to the public.
• Graduates may bring an unlimited number of guests.
• Metal detectors will be at every entrance.
• No food, drinks, flowers, balloons, gift bags, etc., will be allowed in the Crown Complex.
Everyone is encouraged to eat before arriving at the event.
• Bags are not encouraged and only the following bags will be permitted:
• Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12.
• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
• Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5 x 6.5.
• Medically necessary items (after proper inspection and tagging).
• Parking is limited, and guests are encouraged to carpool, when possible.
• The event will be livestreamed through the FTCC YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/@faytechcc/featured
• Handicap access will be handled by the Crown Complex. More information about handicap access is available at https://www.crowncomplexnc.com/visit/safetyaccessibility or contact the Crown Complex directly at 910-438-4100.
For more information about the commencement ceremonies, please visit the FTCC commencement website. https://www.faytechcc.edu/campus-life/academic-resources/graduationandcommencement/commencement/
If you have any questions about graduation, please contact the front desk in the Tony Rand Student Center at 2220 Hull Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 910-678-8379. For more info, email gradceremony@faytechcc.edu

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