Congratulations Class of 2023!

Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the Golden Eagle Arena

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Frequently Asked Questions

All updates regarding commencement will be sent to students via student email. Please check your email regularly to avoid missing any updates and important deadlines
When is commencement?
Thursday, May 25th at 6:00pm. Doors open at 4:00pm
Where is the commencement?
West Hills College Lemoore – Golden Eagle Arena. 
Will there be practice for commencement?
Yes, practice will be held Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 9:00 am at the Golden Eagle Arena.
Will I need to RSVP for the event?
Yes. So that we can account for all graduates, each graduate must have RSVP by April 28th, 2023. 
Are my family and friends welcome?
Only four guests per graduate are allowed for the ceremony. You can distribute the four tickets at your discretion. Please note, tickets are unique and will be verified at the door. 
Can I request accommodations?
If you or your guests need accommodations e.g. ASL interpreting, assistive listening device, etc., please submit a request. Deadline to request accommodations - May 5th, 2023.  Contact: Associate Dean of Categorical Programs, Maria Gonzalez at 559-925-3244.
What time do I need to arrive for commencement?
Doors open at 4:00 pm. We encourage all students to arrive with their four guests, in one car, to expedite check in process. Doors will close promptly at 5:45 pm to ensure everyone is safely seated - no exceptions. All students must arrive by 5:00 pm to check-in using the west entrance of the Golden Eagle Arena. 
Will photography be available?
A local photography studio will take pictures of graduates with our campus president, Mr. James Preston during the ceremony. Additionally, there will be a portable studio set up in the arena for graduates wishing to take pictures with regalia.

Students will also have the opportunity to schedule a session with the studio before the ceremony. Please contact studio directly for this option.

Garcia School & Sports Photography - (559) 777-5588

Will the ceremony be streamed?

Yes, a live stream will be uploaded to this page and will be posted on this website closer to commencement.