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The Ceremony will be held on
June 9, 2020 @ 5:00pm


All LACCD campuses, including West Los Angeles College, will hold an online Virtual Recognition Ceremony instead of an in-person commencement (graduation)  due to public orders requiring social distancing, and prohibiting large public gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Each Ceremony will be approximately two and a half hours long, depending on the number of graduates for the college.


TO PARTICIPATE

EXPECT & ACT ON 2 EMAILS BY MAY 20: You will receive 2 emails sent to your LACCD email with a all necessary information. THE FIRST EMAIL gives you the RSVP link also provided here - you can even provide a video. THE SECOND EMAIL will provide the link to Grad Images which will prepare your Grad Slide (Name, Degree/Certificate, Optional Photo).


 

 

  • WILL MY NAME BE ANNOUNCED?
    Yes! If you RSVP and submit your information to Grad Images (check your email), your name will be read during the ceremony and if you submit a picture and video, those will also be included while your name is read during the ceremony. Please send your pictures and videos in by May 20th.
    If you choose not to participate in the Virtual Recognition Ceremony by not providing your information, your name will still appear at the end of the presentation with a list of other students. However, your name will NOT be read aloud if you do not RSVP.
    NOTE: Students who did not petition for graduation by the deadline of May 6, 2020 are not eligible for a Grad Slide.

  • IF I DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL RECOGNITION, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY NEXT YEAR?
    Yes! Although we encourage you to participate this year, if you do not, you can still walk in the in-person ceremony next year.

 

  • HOW AND WHEN DO I GET MY DIPLOMA?
    Once your final grades are posted and the Registrar’s Office confirms that you have met the requirements of graduation, you will be mailed your diploma to your home address. Please make sure that you update your mailing address in the SIS portal.

 

  • WILL THERE BE ASL INTERPRETERS?
    Closed captioning in English will be provided during the Virtual Recognition Ceremony.

 

  • WHAT IS A GRAD SLIDE?
    This is the slide that will be used to recognize and represent YOU during the Virtual Recognition Ceremony. It will include your name, your major, a personal quote, and a photo if you provide one...how to provide photo / video / quote

Do I need a picture for the Grad Slide? You do not need a picture for the Grad Slide, however we encourage you to send in a picture to have your photo displayed within the ceremony. GradImages will be contacting you by email. Please respond by Wednesday, May 20th.

Can I still purchase a Cap & Gown?
Yes! You can purchase a cap and gown and other graduation gear through WLAC Bookstore. The items will be mailed to your home address. Please make sure that you update your mailing address in the SIS portal.

Do I need a cap/gown to participate?
No, you do not need a cap and gown to participate.

 

 

...GET MORE VIRTUAL RECOGNITION CEREMONY DETAILS