Congratulations to the Gavilan College Class of 2018
The May 25, 2018 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 6:00 pm at the Gavilan College Soccer Field.
Tickets are not required.
Formal Graduation Photos: A professional photographer will be available in the Student Center on May 16th and 17th between the hours of 4:00p and 6:00p each day.
Ceremony photography information is available here.
For information regarding special accommodations, please call Grace Cardinalli at 408-848-4738 or email email@example.com.
COMMENCEMENT DAY – Friday May 25th
Please advise your guests that as the ceremony will be outside at the soccer field (rain or shine) to dress accordingly. Bottled water and snacks will be available for purchase - guests are welcome to bring their own.
- For safety purposes NO HIGH-HEELED shoes are to be worn on the soccer field - flat or wedge heels only.
For your guests’ safety, please ensure you notify your guests prior to the ceremony.
The upper section of Parking Lot H will be reserved for Disabled Parking with limited guest parking in the lower portion of Lot H. Main guest parking will be Parking Lots C and A. Parking across the campus in the fields is not allowed.
- Vehicles parked in the field across the campus will be cited.
- Tram service will be available prior to and following the ceremony.
- Inform your guests that balloon bouquets, drones, and strollers are not permitted in the seating area.
Balloons block the audience's view of the stage and will be removed. Strollers block the aisles and create a hazard. Stroller parking will be available inside the field gate to which balloons may be tied.
Unauthorized drones and their controls operating during the ceremony will be confiscated.
- No Animals.
Licensed assistance animals only are permitted at the ceremony.
Commencement Day Schedule for Graduates
3:30p – 5:30p Graduate Reception
Associated Students of Gavilan College (ASGC) will host a reception for our graduates, outside the gym prior to the ceremony.
5:15p – Pick-up Name Card/Graduation Lineup
Meet at the foyer area near the gym to obtain your name card, instructions and to line up according to major before marching with the Board of Trustees and faculty to the field.
Gold cords, indicating honors, will be distributed during the line-up at 5:15pm prior to the ceremony to those students whose cumulative grade point average was at least 3.50 at the end of the Fall 2017 semester.
5:45p – Procession to the Soccer Field
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR GRADUATES!!!!