Graduates: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Ohlone College Fiftieth Annual Graduation Ceremony
- Friday, May 19, 2017
- Epler Gymnasium, Room 9202, Building 9, second floor, Fremont Campus
Q. When is the graduation ceremony?
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Epler Gymnasium (Building 9), Ohlone College, Fremont campus.
Q. Who can participate in the graduation ceremony?
Students must apply for graduation and be a 2016-17 graduate/candidate. The following students are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony:
- Fall 2016 graduates
- Spring 2017 candidates (students must have applied for graduation by March 17, 2017)
- Summer 2017 candidates (students must have applied for graduation by April 3, 2017)
Q. Where and when do I meet for graduation?
Graduates need to be in Building 7, second floor no later than 6:15pm.
Q. Is there a graduation rehearsal?
No. Graduates are expected to read and understand the information on the "Instructions for Graduates" pages they were given when they bought their cap, gown, and tassel.
Q. Where do I get my cap, gown, and tassel?
Q. Should I arrive on campus wearing my cap, gown, and tassel?
No, that isn't necessary. You can put on your academic regalia once you get to the second floor of Building 7.
Q. What time should my guests arrive for the ceremony?
The gym doors will open at 5:30pm. Guests arriving after 7:00pm will have to wait outside the gym until the conclusion of the processional when the doors will reopen for late-arriving guests.
Parking is free on graduation night. Graduates should inform their guests to enter the campus on Pine Street and drive up to the parking structure on the upper campus. Guests with disabilities, physical or mobility challenges, or injuries will have access to the gym via the parking structure elevator from any floor. There is direct access to the gym via a walkway from the second floor of the parking structure. Please be sure to provide this information to your guests! (Fremont Campus Map.)
Q. Is there a limit to how many guests I can invite to the ceremony?
Yes. Tickets are required for guests. Graduates will receive 4 tickets for their guests when they purchase their cap, gown and tassel at the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please note that no one will be admitted without a ticket. (The only exception are guests under 3 years old who will need to sit on an adult's lap.)
Q. What if I need more than 4 tickets?
Graduates will receive 4 guest tickets when they buy their cap, gown and tassel package. No additional tickets will be available. The graduation ceremony will be livestreamed to the Jackson Theatre in the Smith Center for those guests who attend graduation without a ticket. Tickets are not required for guests in the Jackson Theatre. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. (Map of Pathway to Overflow Seating in Jackson Theatre at the Smith Center.)
The graduation ceremony will also be available for viewing from home via computer, smartphone or tablet.
Q. Is there special seating available for disabled guests?
Yes. Sections of the gym are reserved for disabled guests. Signs will mark these special seating areas.
Q. Will interpreters be available at the ceremony?
Yes. Guests needing an interpreter will be able to sit in a special section in the bleachers near the platform.
Q. Will my guests need to pay for parking?
No. Parking is free for the graduation ceremony.
- When is Graduation?
- General Graduation Information
- Instructions for Graduates
- Academic Regalia (Caps, Gowns, Tassels, and Honor Cords)
- ASOC Graduation Reception
- How Do I Ensure that I Receive My Degree?
- Degrees and Diplomas
- Announcements, Photographs, and Video
- Frequently Asked Questions