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Information for Graduates



Speaker Auditions

Do you want to be one of two students selected to speak at commencement?

Auditions: Tuesday, April 16th at 1:30pm. Please call (818) 778-5516 for a time slot.


Speech Topic:  Los Angeles Valley College gives students an opportunity to develop their skills, to refine their talents, and to celebrate success.  Describe how this relates to your experience.


Your speech will be rated based on:                                                                                    1) Did you answer the prompt above.                                                                                2) Was it between 3-5 minutes in length.                                                                                   3)  Delivery-Give your speech as if you were in front of the crowd on graduation day.                                                                                                                                                  For more details, call the Office of Student Life at (818) 778-5516.

Cap and Gown Purchase

Information coming soon!

Commencement Announcements

The LAVC Bookstore has blank commencement announcements for purchase.

You are also encouraged to personally invite professors who have helped and inspired you to reach your goals to attend your graduation.

College Rings

Information coming soon!


Rehearsal and Program

 All candidates and graduates are expected to assemble in MONARCH HALL  at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4th.  Commencement will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. sharp and will end at approximately 10:30 a.m. Students participating in the ceremony are required to wear commencement regalia (BLACK cap and grown).


Fall graduates may have received their diplomas already; however, Spring 2019 candidates should receive their diploma by mail after the start of the Fall semester (approximately in October). Make sure that your address is correct on the Student Information System. To change your address, you need to fill out a change-of-address form in the Admissions Office.

Please note that the Graduation Office will first certify your spring semester grades in order to issue a diploma. Your participation in the commencement ceremony does not indicate you completed all requirements for graduation. In the meantime, if you need proof of graduation, you may request an official copy of your transcripts from the Admissions and Records Office, or you can print an unofficial transcript from the Student Information System.


During the ceremony, only graduates will be able to take photographs on the stadium field. Photos and videotaping by guests may be done in the stadium stands.

GradImages is the official event photographer. Each student will have an individual photograph taken on stage. To ensure that you get a great picture, walk slowly up the ramp and pause to shake the hand of the College President or College Administrator. Approximately 24 hours after the ceremony, you will receive proofs and ordering information via email. The photographs are available in a variety of packages. After the ceremony there will be two photo stations in the parking lot west of the stadium. This is an excellent time to take pictures with faculty, family, and friends.