Ventura College Graduation Ceremony

Photo of students smiling and happy to be graduating.

The 2016 Ventura College Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Ventura College Sportsplex (VCS).

Live Graduation Webcast: YouTube Icon

Helpful Tips:


Guests are encouraged to park in West Parking Lot (MAP) or street parking near campus.  Parking permits are not required on the day of Graduation. 

Graduate Check-In & Line-Up

Graduates are asked to arrive at 8:30am in order to check in.  Check in will be located in the upper lobby of the Athletic Event Center (AEC).  During check in graduates will receive their Official Name Card, which will be used to read each graduate’s name as they cross the stage.  Only graduates and specific Ventura College staff are allowed in the Athletic Event Center prior to the Commencement Ceremony.          

***Graduates will need to bring a photo ID in order to be checked in.*** 

Guests with Mobility Restrictions

Those with elderly and/or disabled guests can park in the lower parking lot near the Child Development Center.  The College will be offering shuttle service from this parking lot ONLY to the front entrance to the Sportsplex.  Inside the Sportsplex, the lower rows will be reserved for elderly and/or disabled guests plus one additional guest.  Please be aware that larger parties may be required to split up. 

Guest Seating Area

The doors to the Sportsplex will be opened at 9:00am.  Seating is first-come first-served and there is no saving of seats allowed.  The seating area will fill up, so be sure to arrive early in order to secure your seats.  The walkway of the seating area needs to remain clear at all times for safety reasons.  There will be no standing allowed in the walkway.  Please remember that there will be no balloons or umbrellas allowed in the Sportsplex, as they can block the vision of other guests. 

Graduation Letter:

Application for Graduation:

Graduation Webcast: