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EL CAMINO COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT 2014

Commencement 2014
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Softball Field
Reception will be held at 1:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn.

Note: The Compton Center Commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014. For more information, please contact the Compton Center Student Life Office at 310-900-1600, extension 2800.  Compton Center website

Leave a congratulatory message to the Class of 2014 here!
 

ECC COMMENCEMENT DAY ACTIVITIES - FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

ECC GRADUATE & FACULTY RECEPTION - 1:00 p.m. on the ECC Library Lawn
Graduates, Certificate Recipients, their family and friends, faculty and staff are cordially invited and encouraged to attend the Commencement Day Reception. Enjoy the free refreshments, entertainment and the opportunity to mingle with faculty and fellow students. Please come dressed in your cap and gown.

ALL ECC GRADUATES ASSEMBLE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND LINE-UP - 3:00 p.m. in the ECC Marsee Auditorium
Graduates and certificate recipients MUST assemble in cap and gown for instructions and lineup.  There is no rehearsal so it is imperative that you arrive on time to receive instructions. 

ECC COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY- 4:00 p.m. on the Softball Field
Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend and sit in the west stands. Gates will open at approximately 2:30 p.m. No admission tickets are necessary and seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Ample FREE parking is available in the Lot-F parking structure west of the Stadium or the Lot-H five-story parking structure on Redondo Beach Blvd. For this event, the Campus Police and the Parking Committee are waiving the usual parking fee. Please DO NOT park in Visitor 40/30-minute parking.  The ceremony will last approximately two hours at the Softball Field on Friday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m..

INFORMATION FOR ECC GRADUATES AND CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS

FILE AN ECC GRADUATION INTENT OR PETITION FOR CERTIFICATES at the ECC Admissions Office. All Fall, Spring and Summer graduates and certificate recipients are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 16, 2014.  Only ceremony participants will receive a diploma cover.  The actual diplomas will be mailed at a later date (around September/October).

PRINTED COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM
The Commencement program lists your name as a member of the Class of 2014 if you submitted your Intent to Graduate paperwork before the deadline and meet graduation requirements. Participants will receive a copy of the program at the Graduate Assembly in the Marsee Auditorium and guests will receive a copy of the program at the ceremony.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE CEREMONY

The processional of graduates and certificate recipients will be led from the Marsee Auditorium to the Softball Field. Faculty will enter the Softball Field first followed by the graduates.  After the processional, graduates and faculty will be seated, speeches will be given, and college officials will read your name as you come forward to be recognized for completing the requirements for your degree or certificate. There will be a recessional after which family and friends will be invited onto to the Softball Field. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.

GRADUATE DO'S AND DON'TS

Graduate Do's

  • Arrive at the Marsee Auditorium on time (3:00 p.m.)
  • Pay attention to instructions given to you in the gym, on the field and from the podium.  You may be asked to change lines or stand at a particular time and don't want to be caught unaware.
  • Be dressed in your blue Cap & Gown when you arrive.  Graduates not in the ECC blue cap and gown will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
  • Be sure your gown is zipped up and your appearance is neat.  You've accomplished a great feat and should look your best.
  • Leave all personal belongings (such as purses, flowers, gifts, cards, etc.) with family members in the stands.  There is not room on the field for these things and they may be stepped on or cause a tripping hazard as others exit the row to get their diploma cover.
  • Smile and be happy - this is a celebration of your accomplishments!

Graduate Don'ts

  • Do not be late! The ceremony starts promptly at 4:00 p.m. If you arrive late, contact a member of the staff on the field to assist you in getting to a seat.
  • Do NOT run across the field to catch up with a line.
  • Do NOT talk on a cell phone while marching to your seat.  If you must call family in the stands, please wait until you are at your seat so the procession will move quickly along.
  • Do not take pictures while marching to your seat.  Ample time is given at the end of the ceremony for photographs with family and friends.
DIPLOMAS

Commencement Ceremony participants will receive a diploma cover at the time their name is read.  The actual diplomas will be mailed at a later date (around September/October).

PHOTO OF GRADUATE - Taken during the Ceremony as diploma cover is received.
Digital proofs will be emailed within 2-4 days following the ceremony to all graduates who provide their email address to Bob Knight Photo representatives at the ceremony. Paper proofs will be mailed within 5-7 days following the ceremony to all graduates who provide their address to Bob Knight Photo representatives at the ceremony. For additional information log on to their website at: http://www.bobknightphoto.com/

CAP AND GOWN PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE EL CAMINO BOOKSTORE- Book an appointment before your session and your packages are discounted. You also get a free additional 5x7. Call or Email (310) 594-7974 or info@eriksoto.comYou can receive additional information for Packages and Graduation Announcements by going to the following link: http://www.eriksoto.com/elcamino

TV REBROADCAST OF THE ECC CEREMONY AND DVD COPIES - Torrance Community Television will be recording the ceremony for rebroadcast and offering DVD copies for purchase. Get more information at http://www.torrnet.com/.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AND SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE ECC CEREMONY
To encourage full inclusion in all programs and services, accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request by calling the ECC Special Resource Center at (310) 660-3593 ext. 3296. It is recommended that special accommodations be made at least one week prior to the ceremony.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Questions concerning ECC Commencement Ceremony may be directed to the ECC Student Development Office by calling (310) 660-3593 ext. 3500

Questions regarding graduation requirements and eligiblity may be directed to the ECC Admissions & Records office by calling (310) 660-3414   [back to top of page]


INFORMATION FOR GUESTS

ECC GRADUATE & FACULTY RECEPTION - Friday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. on the ECC Library Lawn
Family and friends are cordially invited and to attend the Commencement Day Reception. Enjoy the free refreshments, entertainment and the opportunity to mingle with graduates and faculty.

ECC COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY - Friday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. on the Softball Field at El Camino College
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend and sit in the stands only. Gates will open at approximately 2:30p.m.. No admission tickets are necessary and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. At the conclusion of the ceremony, family and friends will be invited on to the field to congratulate the graduates. Please note: the Softball Field is an outdoor venue with bench seating and no shade. Access to seating involves climbing stairs. A special section will be set up for wheelchair and disabled guests only.

WEATHER
The El Camino College Commencement Ceremonies will occur rain or shine. 

DIRECTIONS & MAPS

FREE PARKING
Ample FREE parking is available in the Lot-F parking structure west of the Softball field or the Lot-H 5-story parking structure on Redondo Beach Blvd. For this event, the Campus Police and the Parking Committee are waiving the usual parking fee. Please DO NOT park in Visitor 40/30-minute parking.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS AT THE CEREMONY
During the ceremony, a professional photographer will photograph each graduate as the diploma covers are presented. Family and friends are welcome to take photographs and use video cameras from their seat location in the stands and are requested to show courtesy to other guests.

PHOTO OF GRADUATE - Taken during the Ceremony as diploma cover is received. Digital proofs will be emailed within 2-4 days following the ceremony to all graduates who provide their email address to Grad Images representatives at the ceremony. Paper proofs will be mailed within 5-7 days following the ceremony to all graduates who provide their address to Grad Images representatives at the ceremony. For additional information log on to their website at: http://www.gradimages.com/

TV REBROADCAST OF THE ECC CEREMONY AND DVD COPIES - Torrance Community Television will be recording the ceremony for rebroadcast and offering DVD copies for purchase. Get more information at http://www.torrnet.com/.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AND SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE CEREMONY
To encourage full inclusion in all programs and services, accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request by calling the ECC Special Resource Center at (310) 660-3296. It is recommended that special accommodations be made at least one week prior to the ceremony.

RINGS, GIFTS, T-SHIRTS AND FLOWERS
The Bookstore has a fine selection of college gifts and cards. For your convenience, flower bouquets, Jostens class rings, grad. pillows and t-shirts will be sold at the commencement entrance on the day of Commencement, May 16, 2014.

INTERESTED IN BEING THE STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER FOR 2014? The Student Commencement Speaker must be a member of the graduating class and must submit and audition their speech to the selection committee. A speech of up to three minutes will be allowed, on a topic appropriate to the occasion. The speakers must be available for a brief rehearsal on the Softball Field that morning at about 10am.

An application can be picked up the the Student Development Office, Student Activities Center or downloaded here:

Speaker Application, due Tuesday April 1st by 5pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Questions concerning ECC Commencement may be directed to the ECC Student Development Office by calling (310) 660-3593 ext. 3500

Questions regarding graduation requirements and eligibility may be directed to the ECC Admissions & Records office by calling (310) 660-3414    [back to top of page]

 Last Published 4/23/14