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75th Commencement to Celebrate Grads

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June 08, 2021 - 10:02 AM

Mt. SAC will celebrate the Class of 2021 during an in-person commencement ceremony on Friday. This class will be the first to graduate in the newly built Hilmer Lodge Stadium and has the added distinction of being the college’s 75th graduating class.

Despite the pandemic, a record number of students—5,258—petitioned to graduate, the largest number in the college’s history. There were 2,065 petitions to transfer, which guarantees admission to the CSU system. This is 1,000 more than filed last year.

About 1,000 graduates plan to participate in the ceremony. The youngest graduate is 17 and the oldest is 72.

Due to LA County Department of Public Health protocols, students and guests will be screened for COVID symptoms at the Lot F tunnel before entering the stadium. All participants and guests will be required to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing of 6 feet in the parking lots and stadium.

The celebration will be live-streamed for family and friends to watch from home on YouTube

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