General Information for Graduation Guests
Date, Time, Location
The Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6 pm in the PE Complex . Tickets are required for entrance into the ceremony arena. Doors will be open for seating at 5:30 pm. Doors will close at 6:15 pm after which arriving guests will be directed to Room 2420 to observe the ceremony on live feed.
Students are required to check-in at Grad Central at 3 pm SHARP in Room 2401 for REHEARSALS. Please note: There is not enough time to leave the area between the rehearsal and the ceremony.
Staff and volunteers will be handing out programs to guests. If you would like an additional copy, please contact Julie Thornburg, Event Coordinator, 925.424.1406.
Flowers and Balloons
Once the ceremony begins and the grads are walking in, we ask that you please not give anything [e.g., flowers, balloons] to the graduates until after the ceremony. There will be a vendor at the front of the venue selling balloons and flowers. Also, if you have a big bouquet and/or a balloon(s), we ask that you do not bring them into the bleachers with you as it will obscure the view of fellow guests. A secured outside area is provided to safely "park" them.
Interested in Volunteering?
Las Positas College students, staff and faculty that would like to volunteer to help are asked to contact Julie Thornburg.
Guests with Disabilities
The College provides an American Sign Language Interpreter for hearing-impaired guests.
Photographs & Videotaping
The College hires a professional photographer to take graduate photos for the ceremony. Family and guests will be allowed to take pictures on or around the stage after the ceremony is concluded. A "red carpet" look will be staged at Grad Central and just outside the Gym for additional photographic opportunities.
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Child Care services are not provided. Children need to remain with a responsible adult at all times. Strollers and baby carriers are not allowed in the gymnasium. There will be a designated stroller parking area with no attendant. [Park at own risk, the college is not responsible for any stolen or lost items.]
Our Student Health and Wellness Center will staff the First Aid Station located within the PE Complex during the hours of the ceremony only.
No Smoking, Alcohol or Illegal Substances Allowed
No smoking, alcohol, or illegal stubstances are allowed on the campus.
For health and safety reasons, animals are not allowed at the graduation ceremony unless they are registered guide dogs and arrangements have been made in advance with our Security Office and the office of the Vice President, Student Services. Contact Julie Thornburg, Event Coordinator, 925.424.1406.