Commencement 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 in Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 in Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 in Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 in Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 in Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Commencement Day 2023

Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Mt. San Antonio College

Friday, June 9, 2023 


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. Key details:

  • Graduates: Check in between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Graduates must stay through the end of the ceremony
  • Guests: Gates open at 4 p.m. 
  • Parking: General parking in Lots F and H
  • Accessibility: Plan for long distances; Accessible and elderly parking in Champion Structure
  • Ceremony: Event begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. rain or shine; Program can last 4 hours


    • 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 2023 Commencement Ceremony must have applied for graduation by Friday, May 5 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


      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 5.

      Visit the Portal


      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  


      More information on event registration and ticketing coming soon.


      Students who have applied for graduation through the  Admissions & Records Office for Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. 

    • Tickets for the Ceremony


      Graduates will be provided a maximum of 6 tickets for guests. More details will be provided when students register for the ceremony.

    • Order Caps and Gowns

      Caps and Gowns Required

      On campus sales details coming soon.

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

      Dress Comfortably

      We encourage students and guests to opt for comfortable shoes due to the distance to the stadium, turf and long length of the program.

      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 or calling (909) 274-4290 by NO LATER THAN Friday, June 2, to request accommodations.


    • Graduate and Guest Parking and Admission

      Parking Lot F Map     Parking Lot H Map

      Plan for Half Mile Walk

      The campus is large and walking distance can be a half mile. 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.


      Park in Lots F and H 
      Check in time TBD

      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.


      Park in Lots F and H
      Parking opens at TBD; Gates open at TBD

      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.

    • 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.
    • Food and Drink


      Guests and graduates are permitted to bring food and water with them to the stadium. Please note the ceremony can last 4 hours, graduates and guests are encouraged to plan accordingly. 


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

    • The Ceremony

      Graduates must stay through the duration of the ceremony. The Class of 2023 tassel turning occurs at the end of the ceremony. 

      The full ceremony can run about 4 hours long, including the procession, conferral of diplomas, and turning of the tassels, so please plan accordingly. 

    • Watch Live Online

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

      Watch the live stream on YouTube

    • Photography and Media Release

      A professional photographer, GradImages will take photos of graduates during the degree conferral segment of the ceremony. Visit website,, 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.

      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.



May 5, 2023

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

View Forms

May 5, 2023

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

Visit Portal

June 2, 2023

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

Access Office 

June 9, 2023

Commencement at Mt. San Antonio College.