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Commencement 2022

Save the Date: June 10, 2022 at Hilmer Lodge Stadium

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Commencement 2022

Save the Date: June 10, 2022 at Hilmer Lodge Stadium

grad in car

Commencement 2022

Save the Date: June 10, 2022 at Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement Day 2022

New Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Mt. San Antonio College

June 10, 2022 at TBA time.

 

Congratulations! Graduation is an important, exciting day for our students, and we try to make it as stress-free and fun as possible.

This in-person Commencement Ceremony will follow public health guidelines to support a safe celebration. Details will be provided closer to the event date.

BEFORE THE CEREMONY

    • How to Graduate

      Application for Graduation: All candidates must file an Application for Graduation with the Admissions & Records Office. Candidates will be notified by mail about their graduation status. Students planning to participate in the 2022 commencement must have applied for graduation by Friday, May 6 to ensure that their name is on the commencement program. Students must also register to participate in the commencement ceremony. See details in the next section. 

      Eligible Participants: Students who have applied for graduation through the  Admissions & Records Office for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 are eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony. They must also register for the event. Details below.

      Name Verification: In order to ensure the correct spelling of your name in the Commencement program and on your diploma, you are advised to check the accuracy on your student portal.

      HAVE QUESTIONS?
      For specific questions about your graduation application, call the Graduation Evaluator below who is assigned to the letter corresponding to your last name: (909) 274-4415.

      A-D: Marjes Jackson
      E-K: Veronica Gutierrez
      L-M: Becky Wang
      N-R: Mariezar Figueroa
      S-Z: Jenny Hua
    • How to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony

      Mt. SAC conducts one Commencement ceremony a year, at the end of the spring semester. Fall, Winter and Spring graduates are encouraged to attend the ceremony. Summer session prospective graduates are also invited to participate in the June ceremony.

      Details on how to participate in the ceremony will be provided in the Spring.

    • How to Watch Commencement

      Those who cannot attend the event in person are invited to watch the livestream on Mt. SAC's YouTube page at www.youtube.com/mtsac

      Watch the live stream on YouTube

    • Disabilities, Elderly, Medical and Special Needs

      Students and guests who need assistance (mobility, sign language interpretation, accessible formats etc.) must contact the Accessibility Resource Centers for Students (ACCESS) by emailing access@mtsac.edu or calling (909) 274-4290 NO LATER THAN Monday, June 6, to request accommodations. Please note: The college does not provide personal care attendants. 

      The campus is large and travel between parking lots and the event is lengthy. Please plan accordingly, wear comfortable shoes and arrive early. Those with mobility issues (including the elderly and those with disability placards) can park in Champion Structure (Lot R). Those with mobility challenges are encouraged to bring their walkers and wheelchairs and notify the ACCESS Office in advance as noted above.

    • Honors Graduates

      The commencement ceremony program will include notations next to graduates’ names who earned academic honors. Academic recognition for commencement purposes is based on cumulative grades for all college course work completed at Mt. SAC and any other college, through the 2022 Winter intersession. Phi Theta Kappa members, Alpha Gamma Sigma permanent members, Honors Program Scholars and students earning academic honors will be recognized.

      Those recognized in the booklet will have achieved one or more of the following distinctions:

      • Academic Distinction: Cumulative GPA of 4.0 in all college coursework
      • Scholastic Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.90-3.99 in all college coursework
      • Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.89 in all college coursework
      • Alpha Gamma Sigma: state honor society. For more information contact rmartinez298@mtsac.edu
      • Phi Theta Kappa: International honor society. For more information contact mkolchakian@mtsac.edu
      • Mt. SAC Honors Program Scholar:  Students who complete 15 or more Honors units with a least a cumulative GPA of 3.2. For more information contact honors@mtsac.edu

       

    • Caps, Gowns and Invitations

      Dates and times to be Determined

      The campus bookstore offers special packages and prices for gowns and additional regalia through the Sac Book Rac in Building 9A. 

      Visit the Sac Book Rac Website

ARRIVING AT THE CEREMONY

    • COVID-19 Safety Protocols

      Mt. SAC will strictly follow public health guidelines.  Details on COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be provided at a later time.

    • When to Arrive and Where to Park

      IMPORTANT NOTE: The campus is large and travel between parking lots and the event is lengthy. Please plan accordingly, wear comfortable shoes and arrive early. Those with mobility issues, including the elderly and those with disability placards, can park in Champion Structure (Lot R). Those with mobility challenges are encouraged to bring their walkers and wheelchairs and notify the ACCESS Office in advance as noted above.

      GRADUATES
      Lots F and H
      Time to be Determined
      Graduates should arrive at the stadium with their caps and gowns.  Parking Lots F and H are designated for graduates and their guests. Graduates will need to check in.  Graduates will be directed to the “check-In” booth once they arrive at the front of the stadium after the security screening process at parking Lot F. Final processional instructions will be given to the graduates at the assembly area at the south side of the stadium following check-in.

      Parking Lot F Map     Parking Lot H Map

      FACULTY/STAFF
      Champion Structure (Lot R)
      Time to be determined

      Faculty/staff may park at the Champion Parking Structure (Lot R), adjacent to the stadium.

      Champion Parking Structure (Lot R) Map

      ELDERLY AND ACCESSIBLE PARKING
      Champion Structure (Lot R)
      Those with mobility issues, including the elderly and those with disability placards, can park in Champion Structure (Lot R). The stadium is large and guests will travel long distances. Those with mobility challenges are encouraged to bring walkers and wheelchairs. Accessible Parking for vehicles displaying a current state issued disability placard or license plate is available in the Champion Parking Structure (Lot R). 

      Champion Parking Structure (Lot R) Map

      GUESTS
      Lots F and H
      Guests are asked to use the main entrance via the tunnel from Lot F only. 

      Guests may park in Lot F and Lot H with students.

      At the end of the ceremony, the stadium will remain restricted to only commencement participants.  All participants will exit the venue when prompted.  Participants may meet their families outside the venue in Lot F or Lot H.

      Parking Lot F Map     Parking Lot H Map

    • Driving Directions

      Mt. San Antonio College is located at 1100 N. Grand Ave. in Walnut. Hilmer Lodge Stadium is near the corner of Temple and Bonita Avenues.

      Get Directions from Google

    • Guest Admission and Arrival

      Information about guest admission and arrival will be provided at a later time.

      Parking Lot F Map

      Parking Lot H Map

    • Entry Inspections and Prohibited Items

      Entry Inspections—All guests entering the stadium tunnel are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by  security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items and is for the safety of our guests and our staff.

      Prohibited Items—For safety reasons, guests are refused entry  if they are in possession of prohibited items. Illegal items will be confiscated and turned over to the police. If a guest is found inside the venue with a prohibited item, the item will be confiscated and the guest may be ejected from the facility. Prohibited items include:

      • Banners and Signs (Only handheld signs and small banners are allowed in the stadium. Graduates and guests may not bring large banners or signs that will obstruct the view of people sitting around them.)
      • Noisemaking Devices (i.e. whistles, air horns)
      • Weapons of any kind (i.e. pepper spray, tear gas, handcuffs, stun guns)
      • Alcohol, smoking and vaping are not permitted. 
      • Large balloons or large balloon clusters that can obstruct the view of people sitting around them.

DURING THE CEREMONY

    • Decorum

      Throughout the formal portions of the ceremony, students are asked to maintain appropriate decorum befitting the dignity of a college commencement. 

    • Dress

      A cap and gown are required of graduates. It is recommended that students NOT wear high heels but opt for comfortable shoes due to the stadium turf and length of the program.  

      Cap decorations should not obstruct the view of the people behind you.  

      The ceremony will take place rain or shine. Consider weather conditions and dress accordingly.

    • Food and Drink
      Water will be provided to graduates, participants and guests. Concession stands will not be available at the event. 
    • Photography

      A professional photographer, GradImages will take photos of graduates during the degree conferral segment of the ceremony. Visit website, www.gradimages.com, and click on Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter your email and up to 6 emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos. If you have any questions, please contact GradImages Customer Service department at (800) 261-2576.

    • Conferral of Degree

      Actual degrees are not issued at the commencement ceremony—only the diploma covers. Grads will receive official diplomas by mail approximately 12 weeks after the ceremony. Verify your mailing address by logging into your Mt. SAC Portal to review your address.

      Outstanding Payments: Please note that if you have an outstanding obligation (such as fees or payments you still owe) to the college, we will not be able to release your diploma when it becomes available.

AFTER THE CEREMONY

    • Meeting Guests

      At the end of the ceremony, the stadium will remain restricted to only commencement participants.  All participants will exit the venue when prompted.  Participants may meet their families outside the venue in Lot F, Lot H or Champion Structure (Lot R).

    • Career and Transfer Services

      It’s not too late to transfer! Our staff can connect you with university reps, arrange campus tours, and provide other resources to help guide you to your next goal.

           Transfer Services
           (909) 274-6388
          Visit Transfer Services

      Ready to tackle the world? Our staff can help you find employment that’s related to your field of study and training, and show you how to effectively use online job search resources.

            Career Services
           (909) 274-4510
           Visit Career Services

    • Financial Aid

      If you took out a federal student loan while at Mt. SAC, expect an Exit Loan Counseling packet in the mail with instructions; this is a federal requirement to inform you of repayment options.

      Visit Financial Aid

    • Alumni Association

      Mt. SAC Alumni Association is FREE to join!

      As a member, you’ll receive an ID card and qualify for benefits and services like:

      • Alumni Association e-newsletter
      • Discount tickets to Performing Arts Center productions and Mt. SAC Foundation events
      • Use of the Mt. SAC Library, Media Services Center and Career Placement Services
      • Networking, mentoring and share resources with other Alumni

      Go online and fill out the membership application at:
      https://www.mtsacfoundation.org, or call the Alumni Association Office at: (909) 274-5443.

      Join the Alumni Association

 

For more information, contact Patricia Montoya via email: pmontoya@mtsac.edu.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 6, 2022

Mandatory Application for Graduation deadline to guarantee your name in the commencement program

View Forms

May 6, 2022

Verify name/spelling/academic honors status for commencement program and diploma online on your student portal

Visit Portal

June 6, 2022

Deadline to request special accommodations for disabilities, medical and special needs from ACCESS office  at (909) 274-4290 or access@mtsac.edu.

Access Office 

June 10, 2022

Commencement at Mt. San Antonio College.