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Long Beach College Commencement
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Veterans Stadium
4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808

Congratulations to Long Beach (LBCC) Viking Class of 2014 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 4, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal   Veterans Stadium  Look for CHECK IN
South of stadium entrance.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
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.
5:15p.m Faculty Reception Veterans Stadium
Near Football
Coach's office
 
Faculty & Administrators, Board of Trustees & 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! http://alumni.lbcc.edu/

Cap & Gown Rental/Purchase
LBCC Barnes and Noble will have them available for purchase, along with class rings and custom announcements at Grad Finales. Faculty can place their orders for renting their caps & gowns in both Bookstores - April 15-16, 10:00am - 4:00pm at LAC; April 17, 10:00am - 4:00pm at PCC. Any Faculty interested in purchasing a cap & gown can place the order at the Grad Finales, or directly through Barnes and Noble. For more information, please feel free to check the Barnes and Noble Bookstore http://www.lbcc.edu/Bookstore/index.cfm or (562) 938-4223. Cap and gown will be available for rental/purchase through Thursday, June 5, 2014 (day of Commencement).

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 http://dsps.lbcc.edu at least three days prior to the event. (562) 938-4558 voice, (562) 938-4833 TTY or via email dsps-staff@lbcc.edu. 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
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 Veterans 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. http://www.lbcc.edu/yahoomaps/bin-release/lbccmap.html?accessible=true

Photography
Photos from the 2014 Long Beach City College Commencement Ceremony can be seen as of June 7th:

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

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

Rehearsal
Rehearsal is strongly recommended for all students planning to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 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.

Video
LBCC Commencement will available in the next few days!  LBCC Instructional Media Production Services Department will be recording the commencement ceremony. This video will 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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