Graduation day: what you need to know
Beginning at 12:45Pm, as you are preparing for the commencement ceremony to start, ASGC will have a reception for you with a DJ, snacks and photo booth at the Student Center.
Arrival and start time
You must be at the Student Center by 1pm to receive your name card and be placed in line. Please be on time! Make sure you have your cap, tassel, and gown! If your rode in with your guests, remember to give your guests their tickets before you make your way to the reception!
Things you may want to bring with you
- safety pins
- bobby pins (if you want to fasten your cap to your hair)
- a bottle of water
- comfortable shoes.
- Sitting/back pillow
- something to write with remember, you’re going to be seated for a minimum of two (2) hours!
The procession from the student center to the field will begin at 2:50pm and the ceremony will begin at 3pm.
If you did not attend the rehearsal, follow directions provided at the line-up by the A&R director and staff, and from the student marshals on the field. You will be placed in line by field of study grouping. (If you have multiple degrees/certificates, you may choose your grouping) the board of trustees, Gavilan’s Superintendent/President, administration, and faculty will lead the way. From the Student Center, you will proceed down the pathway across the bridge to the venue.
Please remind your guests not to jump in front of the procession to take pictures of you walking down the aisle! Guests may be removed from the venue for doing so! Once you cross the stage after your name has been called, return to your seat!! Follow the student marshals’ directions.
For additional information about commencement please contact Grace Cardinalli at email@example.com or Michele Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavilan College will have an official commencement ceremony photographer. As graduates cross the stage, our photographer and their staff will be the only photographers allowed at the stage. Please remind your guests to remain seated. Once proofs of the pictures are ready, a link will be placed on the Gavilan College commencement 2023 web page.
Information on this page will be updated bi-weekly beginning April 3rd so check back for updates. Please contact Grace Cardinalli at email@example.com with any questions.