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Commencement Information

Long Beach College Commencement
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Veterans Stadium
4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808

Congratulations to Long Beach (LBCC) Viking Class of 2015 for achieving this accomplishment. Certificates and Associates Degrees will be conferred to over 1500 graduates. Tickets will not be required for attending the ceremony and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. An "After Grad Reception" will be hosted immediately following the ceremony with photo opportunities, music and a chance to connect with your faculty and friends.

Schedule of Events

Time    Event    Location Activity
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal   Veterans Stadium  Look for CHECK IN
South of stadium entrance.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
5:15 p.m.
Graduates arrive Veterans Stadium   Graduates line up at the south entrance of the track. All Grads must be in cap & gown.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm College Reception T Building Reception Area
Faculty, Administrators, Board of Trustees, staff & distinguished guests will meet & line up for procession.
6:00p.m. Commencement begins Veterans Stadium Commencement ceremony will include formal procession.
Seating according to Associates Degree or Certificates.
Immediately following After Grad Reception Veterans Stadium  Meet your friends and take photos with families. Join in the in celebration with your faculty.


Alumni Association

Stay in touch with Long Beach City College. Graduating students will receive a free one year membership to the LBCC Alumni Association if they sign up at the Commencement Rehearsal. Membership benefits include free or discounted tickets to campus shows and outside events, 10% discount at the LBCC Bookstore (with membership card), employment connections, Alumni happenings in the LBCC Foundation newsletter and much more. Check out more information at the LBCC Alumni Association!

Campus Reception (Staff and Faculty)
Please join us on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 3:30  p.m.- 5:00 p.m.,  as we celebrate the Class of 2015 at this year’s Commencement Reception! The reception will be held in the T Building Reception Area (between Human Resources and Community Relations and Marketing).Please plan to close your offices early this day in honor of our students as we prepare to celebrate this great milestone in their lives! Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP no later than, June 8th. If you have any questions, please contact (562) 938-4552.    

Cap & Gown: Student Purchase/ Faculty Rental

LBCC Viking Campus Store will have them available for purchase, along with class rings and custom announcements at Grad Fairs - April 21-22, 10:00am - 4:00pm at LAC; April 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm at PCC. For more information, please feel free to check the LBBC Viking Campus Store or (562) 938-4223. Cap and gown will be available for purchase (while supplies last) through Thursday, June 11, 2015 (day of Commencement). Faculty can place their orders for renting their caps & gowns in both Viking Campus Stores.

Diplomas and Certificates

Once all grades are posted and your requirements have been met, your award will be posted on your permanent record. You will be notified via email when your diploma is ready to be picked up.

Disability Services/Needs

For assistance or accommodations, please contact Disabled Students Programs & Services at least three days prior to the event. (562) 938-4558 voice, (562) 938-4833 TTY or via email An American Sign Language Interpreter will be present at the commencement ceremony. Disabled parking is available at the south side of the Veterans Stadium for individuals with a DMV placard/ DP plate. Wheelchair access is available at the south end of the stadium and ushers will be present throughout the stadium to assist as needed. The bleachers at Veterans' Stadium are accessible by ramp for individuals using wheelchairs or scooters. There will be limited seating at ground level for individuals with mobility impairments.


Parking is free during the Commencement Ceremony. Please enter off of Conant St., south of the stadium from Carson St. Graduates should park or be dropped off near the CHECK IN canopy at the south end of Veterans Stadium. All other guests' can park throughout Veteran Stadium parking lot. Persons with disabilities will be directed to park in disabled parking at the east side of Veterans Stadium. Anticipate congestion and traffic delays along Clark and Carson St. before and after the commencement ceremony. Additional maps can be accessed via Long Beach City College.


Photos from the 2015 Long Beach City College Commencement Ceremony can be seen as of June 18th:

Professional photos can be viewed and purchased through Grad Images. Graduates will visit to view and order their pictures.  Contact the Customer Service Department at 1.800.261.2576 if you have any questions. 


Programs will be available upon entrance to the Commencement Ceremony, highlighting graduates, the program and distinguished guests.


Rehearsal is strongly recommended for all students planning to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:00p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Line up at the south side of the stadium, look for the CHECK IN station and follow important instructions.


LBCC Commencement will available in the next few days!  LBCC Instructional Media Production Services Department will be recording the commencement ceremony. This video will be shown on the LBCC community channels 2 days after the event on channels 15 (Long Beach), 29 (Lakewood), 45 (Verizon Fios).

Commencement is a wonderful celebration for all of Long Beach City College and we hope to make it a very memorable experience for our graduates, friends and families. For more information, please contact Student Affairs at (562) 938-4552.

No High Heels (graduates). No Balloons. No Noise Makers.


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