Graduation

Ventura College 2020 Commencement Has Been Canceled


Photo of students smiling and happy to be graduating.

If you are scheduled to graduate this semester, your applications are being processed by VC staff. At this time we do not anticipate any delays with this process or with conferring your degree or certificate.

 

We are all very sad, however, to announce that the 2020 Commencement Ceremony has been canceled. This decision was not made lightly and is for the consideration of everyone's safety. We appreciate your understanding and are available to answer any questions you may have.

 


The 2020 Ventura College Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Ventura College Sportsplex

1. APPLY FOR DEGREE or CERTIFICATE COMPLETION:

The SPRING 2020 Degree/Certificate Completion Application is available now. Deadline for completion is Thursday, March 5, 2020 at noon. (12 pm). Summer 2020 applicants who apply for graduation before April 3, 2020 may participate in the May 2020 Commencement Ceremony

HOW to APPLY for Degree Completion:

  • If you haven't already, make sure OFFICIAL AP SCORES, (Advanced Placement examinations on which a student scored 3 or higher) and OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from each college and university you have attended are on file with Admissions and Records.
  • The Degree/Certificate Completion Application must be completed in person with an Academic Counselor.
  • Make an appointment with a counselor to apply for Degree/Certificate Completion in person at the Information Desk (SSC Building) or by calling 805.289.6448
  • Counseling Department office hours (SSC Building) Monday & Tuesday 7:45am - 6pm, Wednesday & Thursday 7:45am - 5pm and Fridays, 7:45am - 1pm

 

2. RSVP to PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Participation is optional and includes having your name in the printed program, the opportunity to reserve tickets for your guests, and walking in the processional.

The 2020 Ventura College Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Ventura College Sportsplex

  • Make sure you have completed your Degree/Certificate Completion Application (see above)
  • You will receive 2 emails to your vcccd.edu email address on Monday, April 13, 2020
    • The first email will be your Graduation Invitation Letter with instructions.
    • The second email will be from Eventbrite with a link to RSVP for up to 4 guest tickets. Graduates do not need tickets. (Check your spam folder.)
  • You may only access the site once. Be sure to reserve all of your tickets at this time. Guest ticket availability is on a first-come, first served basis, don't delay.
  • The deadline to participate and RSVP for tickets is Sunday, May 10, 2020.
  • If you wish to participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony but do not need any guest tickets, please RSVP directly with the Student Activities Office at 805-289-6487 ASAP.

 

3. PURCHASE CAP & GOWN REGALIA

Purchase your cap & gown at the Ventura College Bookstore starting on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Attend our optional Grad Fair on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 10am - 2pm in the Bookstore Quad for giveaways and information.

  • Summer 2020 applicants who apply for graduation after April 3, 2020 may walk in the May 2020 Commencement Ceremony but their names will not be included in the printed program nor will they have access to tickets for their guests. (See “Remote Viewing" below.)

The 2020 Ventura College Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Ventura College Sportsplex

  • Graduates will need to bring a photo ID in order to be checked in.
  • Graduates must wear regalia and should check-in at 8:30am in the upper lobby of the Athletic Event Center.
  • Graduation day is typically hot and sunny! Sunglasses, sunscreen, and drinking plenty of water is encouraged.
  • Guests with tickets may enter the Sportsplex beginning at 8:30am
  • Please encourage your guests who may be sensitive to the sun and heat as well as those who may be uncomfortable sitting in stadium seating to remotely view the ceremony from the Performing Arts Center or Applied Science Center via live streaming.
  • Graduates should not wear pointy high heels, as this may be a safety concern on the field.
  • Helium balloons and beach balls are not permitted in the Sportsplex.
  • For additional information/questions regarding the ceremony, contact the Student Activities Office at 805-289-6487 or email VCGraduationInformation@vcccd.edu.

 


Parking:

Map for Graduation

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

Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003

Guests with Mobility Restrictions:

Those with elderly and/or guests with disabilities in vehicles displaying a Department of Motor Vehicles disabled person’s plate or placard should park in the V Lot. You may also 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 guests with disabilities plus one additional guest. Each guest must have a ticket to enter. We strongly encourage anyone with sun or heat sensitivities and those for whom stadium seating will be uncomfortable to view the ceremony remotely from the Performing Arts Center (PAC) or Applied Science Center (ASC).


REMOTE ON-CAMPUS VIEWING OF COMMENCEMENT

Guests without tickets (and all guests who prefer air conditioning and soft seating) may watch the live-stream of the ceremony in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) or in the Applied Science Center ASC). Viewing the ceremony from these venues is highly recommended for guests who may be sensitive to heat and sun. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

LIVE WEB STREAMING OF COMMENCEMENT

Live Commencement Webcast: YouTube Icon