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Commencement Ceremony



CLASS of 2018


View the 2018 graduation program


graduation status notification

If you applied for Spring 2018 graduation, you will receive your status notification letter in early may. if you will be graduating in summer 2018 and applied to walk in the spring 2018 graduation ceremony with coursework remaining, you will be notified of your status in mid-may. check your in site email for details. for more information or if you have questions, please contact admissions & records at (925)473-7500.



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Graduation 2017

Los Medanos College will hold its 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1:30 PM inside the LMC Football Stadium. Students should plan to arrive no later than 12:30 PM for check-in and line-up on the Softball Field.


The ceremony is general admission and no tickets are required to attend. There is NO RESERVED SEATING at the stadium. The stadium bleachers have wheelchair access; some chairs will also be placed below the bleachers for additional seating and accessibility. Guests should arrive early for optimal seating.


Additional details regarding the event will be posted as they become available. Keep watching this page

for more information.


livestreaming available

Graduation Selfie


In partnership with Lookieview Productions, the LMC Graduation ceremony will be live-streamed. You can purchase copies in advance by clicking the logo below and filling out the form. Advance copies are $15+tax or $20+tax after the ceremony.



cap, gown, tassel

Beginning May 14th, you may pick up your cap, gown and tassel at the LMC Bookstore. Cost is $16.80 per package (plus tax). PLEASE NOTE: The Bookstore will close early (12:00 PM) on the day of the ceremony.


Students with a 3.5 GPA as of Fall 2017, including transfer units, will be eligible for honors designation at graduation. The honors tassel may be purchased at the LMC Bookstore for $4.60 (plus tax).




Decorative Grad Cap

Can I decorate my graduation cap?

YES! Students can personalize their caps.


Do I have to wear the cap and gown? YES! Everyone participating in the graduation ceremony must wear their cap and gown. No garments are to be worn over the gown.






Flower Leis

Flowers and leis are available for pre-order! Many more products and colors to choose from.


Rose Bouquet

See the full product list and pick-up an order form in the Bookstore. Pay at the Cashier's Office by 2:00 PM on May 15th!

Nut Lei


Pre-Orders will be available for pick-up at the entrance to the Softball Field on the day of the event. Flowers and leis will also be available for sale the DAY OF THE EVENT as well, but supplies will be limiited.



construction news

Under Construction

Los Medanos College is currently in the process of building a new Student Union facility that is slated for completion in August 2019. Due to this project, there is a large area of construction taking place in the area surrounding the Football Stadium.


The attached map is designed to assist you in finding your way from the various parking lots on campus to the stadium. Please download and print for your convenience on the day of the event.





What should I wear under my gown?

Wear comfortable clothing. For example, dress slacks and dress shirts for men. Dress slacks, blouse, or dress for women...and NO high heels. High heels are not allowed on the track. If you wear them, you will be required to remove them prior to entering the field.


Can I bring my purse with me?

YES. Small purses may be carried under the gown. No large purses permitted.


Can I bring my children to the graduation ceremony?

YES. Children are welcome to attend in the bleachers with an adult.


How long does the ceremony last?

The length of the ceremony varies depending on the number of graduates each year, but usually lasts approximately 2 hours.


Will there be food/drinks available for purchase?

Bottled water will be provided for free, but no food or drinks will be available for purchase.


Is there a charge for parking?

Parking is free in all lots during the event. Limiited handicap parking is available in Lot B (closest to the stadium). Please allow significant time for parking before the ceremony begins.


Are there disability accomodations available for graduates?

YES. Special requests for disability accomodations for graduating students should be made in advance by contacting Crystal Stahl at (925) 473-7424 or cstahl@losmedanos.edu by May 18th.


When will I actually receive my diploma?

Diplomas for students graduating in Spring will be mailled out no later than September 15th. Please be sure to update your InSite account information with your current address.