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Date: Friday, June 9, 2017 - rain or shine
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: El Camino College Murdock Stadium 
A reception will be held for graduates and certificate recipients, faculty and staff at 1 p.m. on the Library Lawn.

Note: The Compton Center Commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017. For more information, please contact the Compton Center Student Life Office at 310-900-1600, ext. 2800 or visit the Compton Center website.


Commencement Day Activities

1:00 p.m. Reception

Graduates and their families and the faculty and staff of El Camino College are cordially invited to attend the Commencement Day Graduate Reception on Friday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m., on the Library Lawn of El Camino College.  Enjoy the complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with faculty, staff, and fellow students.  Please come dressed in your cap and gown.

View the reception invitation here.

3:00 p.m. Instructions and Processional

Graduates must check in promptly at 3:00 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium in cap and gown for instructions and to assemble for the processional. Students must wear a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony. Please leave purses, flowers and other personal items with a family member.

4:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony in Murdock Stadium

Seating for friends and family will open at 2:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Graduates and certificate recipients will march from Marsee Auditorium to Murdock Stadium. Speeches will be given, and college officials will call each student by name to be recognized for completing the requirements for a degree or certificate. Graduates will be handed a diploma cover when their name is called – all diplomas will be mailed to graduates in October. After the ceremony, graduates and family members are welcome to once again gather on the Library Lawn.


Parking, Directions and Campus Map

Free parking will be available in the Lot H parking structure on Redondo Beach Blvd. and the southern portion of the Lot F parking structure located west of the Stadium. For this event, the Campus Police and the Parking Committee will be waiving the usual parking fee.  Please DO NOT park in visitor 40/30-minute parking.

We recommend mobility impaired guests to enter the Murdock Stadium from the southeast entrance if parked in the Lot H parking structure, or if coming from the reception area (Library Lawn).


Photos and Video at the Ceremony

Family members and friends of graduates may take photographs or video from their seat location in the audience. A professional photographer will photograph each graduate as the diploma covers are presented.


Commencement Livestream

For friends and family who can't make it to the stadium, they can watch the pomp and circumstance via livestream video: Select “2017 El Camino Commencement Ceremony.” The broadcast begins at 3:45 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 4:00 p.m.

The video will also be available for online viewing after the ceremony at Just select the "On Demand" tab and then "2017 El Camino Commencement Ceremony."


Additional Information

  • Sign language interpreters and other accommodations can be made for guests by contacting the Special Resource Center before the ceremony at 310-660-3593, ext. 3296.
  • Caps and gowns are available at the El Camino College Bookstore for purchase.
Last Published 6/13/17