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Commencement 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the new Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the new Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the new Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement Day 2022

New Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Mt. San Antonio College

June 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Congratulations! Graduating from Mt. SAC is an important and exciting milestone for our students. We celebrate graduation with a Commencement Ceremony each June for graduates from Fall, Winter and Spring, as well as prospective graduates of the upcoming Summer term. 

This in-person Commencement Ceremony will follow public health guidelines to support a safe celebration. 

BEFORE THE CEREMONY

    • Apply to Graduate by May 6

      APPLY TO GRADUATE

      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 Ceremony 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.

      Apply for Graduation

      VERIFY YOUR NAME

      In order to ensure the correct spelling of your name on your diploma and in the Commencement program, you are advised to check the accuracy of your name in your student portal by Friday, May 6.

      Visit the 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
       
    • Register for the Ceremony Beginning May 21

      REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

      Students must register to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. The Registration Form for the event will be made available beginning May 21 for the ceremony scheduled on June 10.

      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. 

    • Order Caps and Gowns; Dress Comfortably

      Order Caps and Gowns In-Person

      CAPS AND GOWN ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATES

      The campus bookstore, Sac Book Rac, will have caps and gowns available for purchase beginning Monday, May 16. A cap, gown and stole costs $69.98 plus tax. The Sac Book Rac is located in Building 9A. Visit the bookstore website for details.

      Dress Comfortably

      CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED
      A cap and gown are required for graduates to participate. Cap deco
      rations should not obstruct the view of the people behind you.

      COMFORTABLE SHOES
      Students should opt for comfortable shoes due to the stadium turf and long length of the program.

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

    • Individuals with Disabilities, Medical or Special Needs
      Need Accommodations?

      Students and guests who need accommodations (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 Friday, June 3, to request accommodations.

      Plan for Long Distances

      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 challenges (including the elderly and those with disability placards) can park in Champion Structure (Lot R) and are encouraged to bring their walker or wheelchairs with them.  Mt SAC is not able to provide personal mobility assistance, so please plan to bring someone with you who can assist with mobility needs.

    • 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

       

ARRIVING AT THE CEREMONY

    • COVID-19 Safety Protocols

      IMPORTANT NOTE: These COVID-19 safety requirements are subject to change based on public health guidelines.

      Details on COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be provided at a later time closer to the event, in consultation with public health. At this time, vaccinations and face coverings are not required, but recommended.

    • Individuals with Disabilities, Medical or Special Needs
      Need Accommodations?

      Students and guests who need accommodations (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 Friday, June 3, to request accommodations.

      Plan for Long Distances

      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 challenges (including the elderly and those with disability placards) can park in Champion Structure (Lot R) and are encouraged to bring their walker or wheelchairs with them.  Mt SAC is not able to provide personal mobility assistance, so please plan to bring someone with you who can assist with mobility needs.

      Elderly and Accessible Parking

      Champion Structure (Lot R)
      Parking opens at 3 p.m.; Gates open at 4 p.m.

      Those with mobility issues, including the elderly and those with disability placards, can park in the Champion Structure (Lot R), which is closest to the stadium. However, the stadium is large, and guests will need to travel long distances. Those with mobility challenges are encouraged to bring their walkers and wheelchairs with them.  Mt SAC is not able to provide personal mobility assistance, so please plan to bring someone with you who can assist with mobility needs. 

      Champion Parking Structure (Lot R) Map

    • Graduate Parking and Admission
      PARKING IS FREE
       
      Plan for Long Distances

      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 challenges (including the elderly and those with disability placards) can park in Champion Structure (Lot R) and are encouraged to bring their walker or wheelchairs with them.  Mt SAC is not able to provide personal mobility assistance, so please plan to bring someone with you who can assist with mobility needs.

      GRADUATES

      Park in Lots F and H 
      Check in between 4
      - 5 p.m.
      Graduates should arrive at the stadium with their caps and gowns.  Parking Lots F and H are designated for graduates and their guests. After the security screening at parking lot F, graduates will need to check in.  Graduates will be directed to the “check-In” booth (south of the track field) once they arrive at the stadium. 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 Parking and Admission

      NOTE: To access the Gateway Parking Structure (Lot S), drive along Mt. SAC Way and display your Employee Parking Permit.

       
      Plan for Long Distances

      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 challenges (including the elderly and those with disability placards) can park in Champion Structure (Lot R) and are encouraged to bring their walker or wheelchairs with them.  Mt SAC is not able to provide personal mobility assistance, so please plan to bring someone with you who can assist with mobility needs.

      FACULTY/STAFF

      Gateway Structure (Lot S)
      Check in between 4-5 p.m.

      Faculty/staff may park at the Gateway Parking Structure (Lot S), adjacent to the stadium. The check-in tent is south of the tennis courts.

      Gateway Parking Structure (Lot S) Map

       
    • Guest Parking and Admission
      PARKING IS FREE
       
      Plan for Long Distances

      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 challenges (including the elderly and those with disability placards) can park in Champion Structure (Lot R) and are encouraged to bring their walker or wheelchairs with them.  Mt SAC is not able to provide personal mobility assistance, so please plan to bring someone with you who can assist with mobility needs.

      GUESTS

      Park in Lots F and H
      Parking opens at 3 p.m.; Gates open at 4 p.m.

      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. Once on campus, refer to the information above to find the correct parking location.

      Hilmer Lodge Stadium 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

    • Watch the Ceremony Live Online

      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

      MEDIA RELEASE
      By attending Commencement, participants and guests grant permission to  Mt. San Antonio College, its employees and agents, to take and use visual/audio images of me. The college owns the images and all rights related to them. The images may be used in any manner or media without notification. All participants waive the right to inspect or approve the images not to be compensated for them. Participants release Mt. SAC, its employees and agents, from any claims, damages or liability in connection with the taking and use of visual/audio images.

    • Decorum

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

    • Dress
      CAP AND GOWN

      A cap and gown are required of graduates. Cap decorations should not obstruct the view of the people behind you.

      COMFORTABLE SHOES

      Students should opt for comfortable shoes due to the stadium turf and long length of the program.

       RAIN OR SHINE

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

    • Food and Drink

      Guests are permitted to bring food and water with them to the stadium.

      Concession stands will be open with drinks and snack items available for sale.

    • Photography and Media Release

      GRAD 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.

      MEDIA RELEASE
      By attending Commencement, participants and guests grant permission to  Mt. San Antonio College, its employees and agents, to take and use visual/audio images of me. The college owns the images and all rights related to them. The images may be used in any manner or media without notification. All participants waive the right to inspect or approve the images not to be compensated for them. Participants release Mt. SAC, its employees and agents, from any claims, damages or liability in connection with the taking and use of visual/audio images.

    • 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

May 21, 2022

Registration opens to participate in Commencement and request accommodations. Deadline is Friday, June 3. Coming soon!

June 3, 2022

Deadline to register for commencement and 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.