Graduates: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Ohlone College Forty-Seventh Annual Graduation Ceremony

  • Friday, May 23, 2014
  • 7:00pm
  • Epler Gymnasium, Fremont Campus

Happy Graduate!Q. When is the graduation ceremony?

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Epler Gymnasium (Building 9), Ohlone College, Fremont campus.

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" document they were given when they bought their cap and gown.

Q. Where do I get my cap, gown, and tassel?

Go to Academic Regalia (also known as Caps, Gowns, Tassels, and Honor Cords).

Q. Should I arrive on campus wearing my cap and gown?

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?

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:00pm to get a good seat, as seats will start to fill up quickly after 6:00pm . The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Guests who arrive late will be asked to wait outside the gym until after the processional. Please tell your guests to arrive early and inform them about the construction on campus and the closure of the upper parking lots. Guests will need to allow extra time to park in the lower lots and walk up to BUilding 9. More information for guests.

Q. Is there a limit to how many guests I can invite to the ceremony?

Yes. Tickets are required for guests. Graduates will receive a maximum of 6 tickets for their guests when they purchase their cap and gown at the Ohlone College Bookstore. Graduates not needing all 6 tickets are encouraged to return them to the Bookstore. Students needing more than 6 tickets can put their name on a list for additional tickets if they become available. Please note that no one will be admitted without a ticket. (Guests in wheelchairs do not need a ticket.)

Q. Is there special seating available for disabled guests?

Yes. There will be a special section in the bleachers near the platform for guests with special needs. Signs will mark this special seating area.

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.