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

  • Friday, May 20, 2016
  • 7:00pm
  • Epler Gymnasium, Room 9202, Building 9, second floor, Fremont Campus

Three happy male graduates.Q. When is the graduation ceremony?

Friday, May 20, 2016 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" pages they were given when they bought their cap, gown, and tassel.

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

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

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?

Please ask your guests to arrive early. Guests arriving after 7:00pm will have to wait outside the gym until the conclusion of the processional.

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 structurePlease 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. Guests can pick up Jackson Theatre tickets at the will-call table located along the pathway at the second level of the parking garage. Jackson Theatre tickets will be available while supplies last.

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. 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.