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Commencement Information

Map and Directions
Assembly Time and Place
Official Name Card and Tassels
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Procession of Graduates from Stadium
Where to Meet Your Graduate
Cap and Gown Return

Diplomas
Restrooms
Emergencies and First Aid
Lost and Found
Public Telephones
Use of Cameras & Video Equipment
Graduation Pictures

Maps and Directions

Note: Robinson Stadium has installed an artificial turf field.  We are asking that graduates do not wear stiletto heals or bring gum or sunflower seeds to commencement. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Commencement will take place on Friday May 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Robinson Stadium

Graduation Rehearsal

The graduation rehearsal will take place at 9:00 a.m. sharp the day of commencement.  We encourage all graduates to attend the rehearsal. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in Galloway Plaza (at the south end of Parking Structure Lot 5) Bonnie Ave. and the east end of Robinson Stadium). The rehearsal will be completed by 10:30 a.m.

Assembly Time and Place

Graduates will assemble at 6 p.m. on the ground level of the Parking Structure located at Bonnie Ave. and Del Mar. Please be on time.

Graduates will be asked to form two lines, those whose last name begins with the letters A through L and those whose last name begins with the letters M through Z. Find the signs in the parking structure and line up accordingly. In case of rain, Commencement will take place in Sexson Auditorium. (top)

Official Name Card and Tassels

If you did not receive an official name card or tassel with your cap and gown or if you have lost it, you can obtain a card at the Graduate assembly line. (top)

Disabilities Accommodations

There is a special section designated in Robinson Stadium to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, their families and guests. This special section will afford you the best view of the sign language interpreter.

The reserved seating section will be located on the West end and home side of the stadium and marked VIP section. Look for the VIP signs.

Handicapped-designated parking is available in both of the campus parking structures and in most of the open parking lots. There is a large section of designated parking on Level 1 of the structure labeled Lot 4, near the intersection of Hill Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard.

Accessible viewing areas for guests with mobility disabilities are located throughout Robinson Stadium and there are multiple accessible routes to these locations. There are four wheelchair insets in the front row of the Home side stands and ten in the front row of the Visitor side stands. Each wheelchair inset includes bleacher seating for accompanying guests. (top)

Procession of Graduates from Stadium

Graduates will process out of Robinson Stadium through the East Gate and through the Sculpture Garden, into the Campus Center Quad where a celebration with free refreshments and music will take place. (top)

Where to Meet your Graduate 

Meet your graduate in the Campus Center Quad area! Do not attempt to run onto the field or meet your graduate in line. (top)

Cap and Gown Return

Students: Please remember to return your cap and gown in the Campus Center WiFi Lounge.
Faculty: Return your cap and gown at the West side of the C building. (top)

Diplomas

You will receive a diploma cover at the Ceremony. Diplomas are mailed to you upon verification of completion of all requirements for graduation. (top)

Restrooms

STAGING AREA - on either side of the TICKET BOOTH
STADIUM – on the VISITOR'S SIDE, TOWARD THE STAGE
QUAD AREA

  • C BUILDING (WOMEN’S ON THE EAST  END OF THE HALL
  • MEN’S ON THE WEST END OF THE HALL.
  • ROBBINS BUILDING – LOBBY (top)

Emergencies and First Aid

Seek out a uniformed officer for assistance. Police Officers, campus police, and cadets will be on hand to help handle emergencies that may occur. A FIRST AID STATION is located in the Hutto Patterson Gym on the second floor. (top)

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, check with Campus Police or call (626) 585-7484. You may turn in found items to the Campus Safety or at the Alumni Info Booth. (top)

Public Telephones

  • inside the C Building,
  • inside of the Robbins Building,
  • in front of the Gym and
  • inside the Campus Center (top)

Use of Cameras & Video Equipment

For the convenience of the graduates, the college provides a professional photography service. Please do not use flash or lighted video equipment during the program.

Please be mindful not to block the view of the ceremony while you are taking photos. (top)

Graduation Pictures

Each graduate will be photographed as they receive their diploma. You will receive a photo by mail. Be sure to update your mailing address with the Records Office and the Alumni Office to ensure proper delivery. (top)