Commencement Information | Graduation 2015
THE GRADUATION CEREMONY will be held Friday, June 12 at 5:00 pm in the VVC gymnasium. Graduates will gather at the Adapted PE Building (#70) in preparation to line up and march into the gymnasium. Graduates must arrive by 3:00 pm for the ceremony. Graduation kickoff begins May 5 with the Grad Faire. You can pick up your tickets, purchase regalia and order announcements beginning May 5 and any day afterward until 12:00pm on June 12.
CAPS AND GOWNS may be purchased beginning May 5, 2015 at the Grad Faire in the RAMS Bookstore. The Grad Faire will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on May 5 and 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on May 6. The Bookstore hours are Monday/Tuesday : 8:00 am - 7:00 pm; Wednesday/Thursday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; and Friday : 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Caps and gowns may be purchased up to 12:00 pm at the Bookstore on Friday, June 12. The purchase price for the gown (cap, gown, hood, tassel and diploma cover) is $78.84 (includes tax).
TICKETS will be limited to 6 per graduate. These are for guests since graduates will not need a ticket. Guests must have a ticket to be admitted into the gymnasium (no exceptions). Small children will require a ticket. Tickets will be available for pick up beginning May 5 in the Auxiliary Services Department located outside of the Bookstore lobby (Building 44). For further information, call (760) 242-4271, ext. 2495.
GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS priced beginning at $20.00, can be purchased beginning May 5 at the Grad Faire.
HONOR CORDS may be worn at commencement only by students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better, based on completion of degree requirements for August 2014 and December 2014 graduates. June 2015 graduate honors will be based on degree requirements completed through Fall 2014. Honor cords may be purchased at the RAMS Bookstore.
DIPLOMAS - Graduates will receive a letter when their degree diplomas are available for pickup. Please be sure Admissions & Records has been informed of correct mailing and emailing addresses. Additionally, any library or financial holds must be cleared.
CERTIFICATES are mailed on an ongoing basis as requirements are completed.
GRADUATES AND GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES - Persons with disabilities requiring special seating must be prepared to show a CA ID, Military Veteran, or State-issued drivers license documenting disability. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony for appropriate accommodations. You are allowed one (1) attendant if necessary. If you need accommodation for a disability, we ask that you notify us by May 15. Interpreting services will be available for the deaf and hearing impaired. Parking for disabled is available in Lot 21 and the entire front row of Lot 16. For concerns and assistance, please contact (760) 245-4271, ext. 2268.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future!
Board of Trustees and the entire VVC staff