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Commencement Ceremony

2015 Grads

Congratulations Degree Candidates! We encourage you to participate in the Graduation Ceremony and hope you will invite friends and family to enjoy your special occasion.

Important Dates

Graduation Application Deadline

Associate in Arts/Associate in Science (AA/AS): March 17, 2017

Graduation Rehearsal

May 18, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Selland Arena

Graduation Ceremony

May 19, 2017 6:30 PM - Selland Arena

RSVP for the Ceremony

Before Graduation Night, please be aware of the following: 

  • Graduation announcements, caps, gowns, and tassels may be purchased at the FCC Bookstore.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduates attend rehearsal, Thursday, May 18, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Seat assignments are done at this time, so if you are unable to attend rehearsal make sure to arrive at the Graduation Ceremony Friday night no later than 5:15pm to be assigned a seat.
  • Once seat assignments are made, no changes will be made the night of the ceremony.
  • All Graduates participating in the ceremony should arrive by 5:15pm. Enter Selland Arena using the south side ramp near Ventura Street.  Directions to Selland Arena.
  • Please come dressed in cap and gown and prepared to march.
  • Leave any personal items (backpacks, purses, etc.) in your car or with an audience member.
  • Only graduates and staff are allowed backstage and on the arena floor.
  • Parking is available for a fee of $ 10.00 per car. Carpooling is highly encouraged as construction around the arena may affect parking availability.
  • If you have a physical limitation you feel may make it difficult to participate, please contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office at 442-8237 for assistance, no later than Monday, May 15, 2017.
  • Photographs will be taken by a contracted professional photographer of each graduate as they receive their diploma on stage and will be available for purchase after the event.
  • If, for any reason, YOU DO NOT want your name to appear in the printed Commencement program, notify personnel at Admissions & Records, Records Counter by April 24, 2017.
Last updated: 4/10/2017 11:04:54 AM