Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7 pm

in Robinson Stadium

Join the Commencement Livestream

Dear PCC Lancers:

Thank you to all of you who have claimed tickets for your guests to next Friday’s Commencement Ceremony. At this time we have reached capacity, and so all available tickets have been claimed.

To maintain public safety and comply with fire and occupancy restrictions, all patrons will be required to scan a ticket for admittance to the event. The entire ceremony will also be available live and for later viewing on PCC’s Commencement page: 

Thank you for your interest in our Commencement ceremony. Congratulations on your graduation from PCC!


The Office of Student Life

Important Dates and Information 



May 5, 2023 - 9 a.m.

Commencement Rehearsal at 9am at Robinson Stadium

Please meet in Lot 5, Level 2 (Bonnie Structure)

May 5, 2023 - 6 p.m.

Please arrive by 6:00 p.m. (Lot 5, Level).

  • Lot 5, Level 2
  • Please wear your cap, gown, and tassel.
  • All graduating students must wear a cap and gown in PCC colors. No exceptions.
  • Please have your name card
May 5, 2022 - 7 pm

Commencement Ceremony (lasts approximately 2 hours)

Event Updates

This event is rain or shine. While rain is not in the forecast, please be prepared.

Where do friends/family/guests go?
Guests will access their seats through the West entrance to Robinson Stadium, near Lot 4.
All guests must show a valid ticket or they will not be admitted to the event.

The most convenient parking for guests is Lot 4, but all lots will be open for free parking.

Bag check
Prior to entering the venue, all bags will be searched by PCC personnel. The following items are prohibited to bring into the stadium venue, so please leave them in your car or at home:


  • Air horns
  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind
  • Backpacks, purses or bags with dimensions larger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″
  • Balloons
  • Banners or flags
  • Beach balls or any other inflatables
  • Cannabis or cannabis products
  • Firecrackers/fireworks
  • Glass bottles and cans
  • Hard-sided coolers and thermoses
  • Illegal drugs of any kind
  • Knives with blade longer than 3”
  • Laser pointers
  • Masks not intended for medical use
  • Musical instruments
  • Pets
  • Poles of any length
  • Selfie sticks
  • Stereos, boomboxes, or other producers of amplified sound
  • Umbrellas
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Whistles
  • Other items at the discretion of Pasadena City College personnel


Instructions for Returning Your Attire

The Collegiate Cap and Gown Company, from which we rent your academic apparel, has asked that the caps, gowns and hoods be returned immediately after the reception that follows the commencement exercises, Friday evening, May 5, 2023.

You may return your academic attire to the GM Building Lobby.

Thank you for participating in Commencement. Your participation helps to make Commencement a successful event.

Please contact Ms. Siria LoVett at or 626-585-7385.

Graduate Celebrations

In addition to the main commencement ceremony, you may also choose to participate in one of the celebration ceremonies taking place prior to the main ceremony. Please use the links below to learn more.

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More Information

For more information or questions, please contact our Commencement Coordinator:
Siria LoVett
Office of Student Life (CC-105)
(626) 585-7385 or

Do you have questions about your graduation status? Please connect with a counselor