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Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers to all your questions on commencement. If you have any additional questions, contact commencement@elcamino.edu

General Information

Last updated 6/5/2022

Commencement will be on Friday, June 10 at 4 p.m. in the Murdock Stadium.

El Camino College will be livestreaming the event in English and Spanish so guests can watch online. 

 

Guests are not required to have tickets for entry. Grads may invite as many guests as they wish.

Save time and find out how to fast track your way into commencement.

All attendees must follow COVID-19 protocols to enter campus.

Please note: Masking requirements are subject to change as conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic change.

 

Accessible and student parking is free on June 10, 2022, and we recommend parking in Lots C or F.

For those who plan to use accessible parking spots, we recommend parking in Lot F as this is the closest entry to Murdock Stadium. 

 

We recommend guests arrive between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm to give them enough time to park, check in at a Health Screening Kiosk, and walk to the Murdock Stadium before 4:00 pm.

Food, beverages, and graduation merchandise will be available in the Bookstore before the ceremony.

 

Prepare to enter the El Camino College campus by reading our COVID Protocols for commencement!

Please note: Masking requirements are subject to change as conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic change.

 

Graduates who attend the 3:00 pm information session on June 10, 2022 will know ahead of time which side of the stadium they will be seated. Graduates can contact their guests to advise them to sit on the same side.

 

We estimate that the ceremony will end at 6:30 pm. However, expect extra long wait times for you and your guests to exit the parking structures.

If you plan to enjoy dinner in a restaurant after the ceremony, we recommend a late evening reservation.

 

Graduate Participation

Last updated 5/25/2022

Commencement will be on Friday, June 10 at 4:00 pm in the Murdock Stadium.

 

Students who filed an intent to graduate in Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 are invited to attend the commencement ceremony.

Students who attended a virtual commencement in 2020 and 2021 were able to request participation in this year’s in-person ceremony. The deadline to request participation has passed.

Graduates are required to wear regalia when attending the commencement ceremony. We encourage graduates to purchase their regalia from the Bookstore immediately.

If you are denied a purchase, please contact commencement@elcamino.edu with your student ID number so we can confirm whether you are on the list of approved graduates.

 

Prepare to enter the El Camino College campus by reading our COVID Protocols for commencement!

Please note: Masking requirements are subject to change as conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic change.

 

Everyone who submitted an intent to graduate in Spring 2022 is automatically invited to commencement .

Even though your Spring 2022 classes are still in progress, you can attend the June 10 ceremony. Don't forget to buy your regalia at the Bookstore starting April 27!

Please be aware that even if you attend the commencement ceremony, you must still pass all your classes, send in your transcripts from other colleges (if needed), and meet all other requirements in order to get your degree and/or certificate.

 

Summer 2022 graduates are welcome to attend the June 10, 2022 ceremony. Contact a counselor and ask them to email commencement@elcamino.edu the following information by Tuesday, May 31, 2022:

  1. Student has met with an ECC counselor and is eligible to graduate by Summer 2022 at this time: 
  2. Student intends to submit the 2022 Summer Intent to Graduate: 
  3. Legal Name: 
  4. ECC Student ID Number: 
  5. ECC Email: 
  6. Personal Email: 
  7. Honors designation if current GPA is 3.5 or higher: 

The student and counselor will receive an email response back. After receiving the email response, the student can purchase regalia (a cap and gown) from the Bookstore.

Note that Summer 2022 graduates will not be listed in the June 2022 program. They will be listed in the June 2023 program.

 

El Camino College graduates who were part of the 2020 and 2021 virtual commencements are welcome to celebrate this year's in-person ceremony! Visit Past Graduates to learn more.

 

Graduates who walk the stage on June 10, 2022 are not given their actual degree or certificate at that time, just a placeholder.

After an Admissions Evaluator has confirmed that the student has passed all their required classes and provided transcripts from other institutions (if needed) for their degree/certificate, they will notify the student via email.

Graduates will have their degrees and/or certificates mailed to the address listed on the graduate's Intent to Graduate petition by December 2022. If you need to update your mailing address or if you have not recieved your degree or certificate by December, contact an Admissions Evaluator. You can find their contact information at the bottom of the Graduation webpage.

 

We recommend graduates arrive between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to give them enough time to park, check in at a Health Screening Kiosk, and walk to the Marsee Auditorium before 3:00 pm.

 

Graduates are required to attend an information session at the Marsee Auditorium on June 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Please arrive early and dressed in your regalia. Graduates must check into a Health Screening Kiosk before entering the Auditorium.

 

There is no specific seating order for graduates. Feel free to sit with your friends!

 

Grad Images, the official Commencement photographer, will photograph all graduates at the ceremony. After commencement, you can view pictures online at www.gradimages.com or contact the customer service department at (800) 261-2576 or ecc.giservice@gradimages.net. There is no obligation to purchase. 

There will also be college photographers and videographers covering the commencement ceremony. These images and videos will be used to promote El Camino College and will not be used for other purposes or by outside organizations. If you have questions, please contact Marketing & Communications at marcomm@elcamino.edu.

 

All students who submitted an Intent to Graduate petition can attend the Commencement Ceremony. However, students must pass all their required classes and provide transcripts from other institutions (if needed) in order to receive their degree/certificate.

Once a student has met all requirements, an Admissions Evaluator will email them to let them know they've graduated.

Graduates will have their degrees and/or certificates mailed to the address listed on the graduate's Intent to Graduate petition by December 2022. If you need to update your mailing address or if you have not recieved your degree or certificate by December, contact an Admissions Evaluator. You can find their contact information at the bottom of the Graduation webpage.

 

Regalia and Honors

Last updated 5/25/2022

Regalia is the cap and gown graduates wear.

Graduates are required to wear El Camino College regalia in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. You can purchase regalia from the Bookstore.

Grad Fest will be held in-person at the Bookstore on April 27 and April 28, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is when we launch the in-person sale of graduation merchandise and regalia (caps and gowns). Join us!

Between April 27 and June 10, view the online Bookstore or visit the physical location during regular business hours to purchase your merchandise.

If you are buying regalia on the online Bookstore, before checkout you will be asked your height and weight for correct sizing.

Students who visit the physical Bookstore location can try on sample gowns.

Everyone who submitted an intent to graduate in Spring 2022 is automatically invited to the commencement ceremony.

Even though your Spring 2022 classes are still in progress, you can go ahead and can buy regalia at the Bookstore starting April 27.

Please be aware that even if you attend the commencement ceremony, you must still pass all your classes, send in your transcripts from other colleges (if needed), and meet all other requirements in order to get your degree and/or certificate.

Students who filed an intent to graduate in Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 are all considered the class of 2022 and should buy a 2022 tassel.

The online Bookstore will have these items available for purchase starting March 17, 2022. Limited amounts may be available in-person at the physical Bookstore location.

Graduates should wear their tassel on the right side of their cap.

At a certain point during the ceremony, graduates will be instructed to move the tassel to the left side.

Blue tassels are the standard commencement tassel. Gold tassels are for students with an honors designation. To get honors, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more. 

Honors is determined at the time your intent to graduate was filed. All degree applicable courses will be used to determine the grade point average for a degree.  This includes courses that are not specifically used for major and general education requirements such as electives.  Should a course from an outside, regionally accredited institution be needed to meet major and/or general education requirements, all degree applicable courses from the official transcript will be included to determine the overall grade point average for the degree.

Students who take additional classes after the filing date cannot use those extra classes to change their status to honors.

Students who have met honors requirements will automatically be given a gold tassel instead of a blue one when they purchase their regalia package (cap, gown, and tassel).

Only students who have a cumulative 3.5+ GPA receive the honors designation and may buy a gold tassel from the Bookstore.

Honors is determined at the time your intent to graduate was filed. All degree applicable courses will be used to determine the grade point average for a degree.  This includes courses that are not specifically used for major and general education requirements such as electives.  Should a course from an outside, regionally accredited institution be needed to meet major and/or general education requirements, all degree applicable courses from the official transcript will be included to determine the overall grade point average for the degree.

Students who take additional classes after the filing date cannot use those extra classes to change their status to honors.