Dear Spring 2017 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 14, 2017 at 7:00p.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 6:00p.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 Monday, June 5th in the Auditorium. The first practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and the second practice will be held at 5:30p.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: Starting on Wednesday, May 3rd, you may purchase your graduation cap and gown for $39 plus tax in the Bookstore. Various sizes will be available for you to try on in advance. If you think you need an oversized gown, please contact the GCC Bookstore immediately at (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 detailed map (pdf) 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: Disabled parking areas for drivers with a valid California placard are designated on the campus map along with a "drop off only" zone near Sartoris Field. Shuttle service will also be available from the campus lots to Sartoris Field. If you need additional disabled parking information please contact the GCC Police Department at (818) 551-5205.
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, or check the commencement web page at www.glendale.edu/graduation.
We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony. Congratulations and good luck!
Dr. Paul Schlossman
Associated Students of Glendale Community Colleg