Congratulations Class of 2023!

Commencement Ceremony

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


Graduate Guide

Please scroll through entire page for all relevant information

** Students who graduated in Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or have an accepted petition(s) for Spring 2023 are invited to the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. 
Review the three categories below and follow the steps for the option that best fits you
Petition to Graduate Question?
Contact Admissions at | (559) 925-3317

Commencement Ceremony RSVP

So that we can account for all graduates and their guests, each graduate must RSVP by the deadline - April 28th, 2023 12:00 pm
Click on the RSVP button below to reserve your seat for commencement. Each graduate will be granted four unique tickets.
You do not need to RSVP for your guests.

Order Regalia

Starting March 20th, 2023, you may order your commencement regalia using options below. Deadline to order is April 24th - No exceptions
EOPS & CARE/DSPS/CalWORKs and Veterans Students refer to commencement website before placing order
  • Order Online
    Order Online
  • In Person
    JH Tackett Marketing Inc. 329 W 7th St, Hanford, CA 93230
    Mon - Friday From 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Try on Event
    You may try on and place your order at West Hills College Lemoore
    April 12th: 9:00am - 4:00pm Room 453 | April 13th: 11:00am - 6:30pm Room 453

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 RSVP. Using the link below, you will need to RSVP for yourself only.  Each graduate is entitled to four guest tickets. No additional tickets are expected to be available. 


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. 
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.