April 2016

Dear 2016 Graduate:

The annual graduation ceremony at GCC with all the graduates in caps and gowns and faculty in their robes and hoods is a memorable occasion for students and their families. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Sartoris Field on the campus of Glendale Community College. We strongly encourage you to take part in this celebration of your success.

The following information will help you prepare for graduation. Please keep these details on hand for your personal reference.

Graduation Day: On the day of the ceremony please arrive dressed in your cap and gown by 6:00 p.m. at the Library Patio to form the procession line. There will be a room assigned where graduates may leave their personal items during the ceremony. The procession of graduates to Sartoris Field will begin at 6:45 p.m. sharp.

Graduation Practice: Duplicate practices will be held on Tuesday, May 24th in the Auditorium. The first practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and the second practice will be held at 5:30 p.m. Each practice will last for approximately 30 minutes. We strongly recommend that you attend at least one of the sessions.

Photographs: Due to the nature of the event no photographers will be allowed on Sartoris Field during the ceremony. However, all students participating in the ceremony will be professionally photographed on stage and receive a free color proof by mail. There is no obligation on the part of the student to place an order nor is the college responsible if students do not receive a proof. For further information please check www.gradimages.com

Caps and Gowns: Caps and gowns may be purchased online for $39 plus tax starting Tuesday, April 5th as follows: 1) go to: collegegrad.herffjones.com; 2) search for Glendale; and 3) click the link for Glendale Community College (**please make sure the link and ordering information is for Glendale Community College in California). Additional graduation packages are also available for purchase on the site. All payments are made online and additional charges will be applied to special and late orders. The deadline to order online is May 15th. Your cap and gown will be available for pick up from the bookstore beginning on Monday, May 23rd. If you have additional questions please call (818) 242-1561.

Out-of-Town Graduates: Please order your cap and gown online by May 15th to guarantee that your size will be available. You will be able to pick up your order at the bookstore on Wednesday, June 8th, from 8:00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. If you have additional questions, please call (818) 242-1561.

Commencement Ceremony and Reception: Parents and friends are invited to attend the ceremony. No tickets are necessary. You and your guests are also invited to an on-campus reception hosted by the ASGCC immediately following the graduation ceremony.


Map and Directions:  Here is a detailed map to help you and your guests make arrangements for this special occasion. Please read it carefully. You will be more comfortable on the day of graduation if you clearly understand the details that pertain to you.

Parking for Disabled Guests: If you or your guests need disabled parking and have a valid California placard, please contact the GCC Police Department at (818) 551-5205 for parking information. Also, there will be a “drop off only” zone near Sartoris Field as indicated on the map.

Additional copies of this letter are available in the Student Affairs Office located in SC 202, and the Admissions and Records Office in AD 143. If you have further questions please call the Student Affairs Office at (818) 240-1000 ext. 5592.

We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony. Congratulations and good luck!

Sincerely,

Dr. Paul Schlossman
Dean of Student Affairs
Christine Ovasapyan
President
Associated Students of Glendale Community College

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