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June 4, 2024
LAVC Monarch Stadium

Don’t Miss Commencement!

  1. How do I petition to graduate? You are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor to Petition to Graduate. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with a counselor, you may petition to graduate online through the Student Portal under the Academic Records tile.  Your petition will then be reviewed by a counselor and approved if you are eligible for graduation. 
  2. Who is invited to the 2024 Commencement ceremony? Students who have completed an Associate Degree during Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024 are invited to participate in Commencement. Students who will be completing an associate degree at the end of Spring 2024 may also take part in the Commencement Ceremony as candidates for graduation.
  3. How do I get invited to Commencement?  The Office of Student Life will send invitations via email by April 30, 2024 to students who completed their Associate Degree requirements in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024.  If you are completing your degree requirements in Spring 2024 and you have submitted your Petition to Graduate no later than March 8, 2024, you will also be invited to take part in the graduation ceremony. 
  4. How will I receive my invitation notice for Commencement? Invitations will be sent out via email by April 30, 2024. Do not opt out of receiving Blackboard messages from Los Angeles Valley College or Los Angeles Community College District. Doing so will result in you missing or not receiving an invitation email. Check your spam/junk mail as well. If you do not receive your invitation by April 30th, please contact the Office of Student Life at (818)-778-5516. Seat reservations for Commencement must be made by May 10, 2024.
  5. When is Commencement? The 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 9:00am in Monarch Stadium. For more information, please visit LAVC Commencement. Tickets will be required for the event.
  6. LAVC Honors:  Information regarding honor regalia can be found at the LAVC Bookstore or Office of Student Life.
  7. Other District-wide Ceremonies: The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) hosts additional district-wide ceremonies unrelated to our LAVC graduation ceremony. These ceremonies include: Black Graduation, Mi Gente Graduation, Asian Pacifika Desi American Graduation, and Lavender Graduation. These events are not hosted at LA Valley College. Please visit the LACCD website for information on District ceremonies.
  8. Diplomas:  Students who graduated in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024 should already have received their diplomas. Diplomas are not distributed during Commencement. Your diploma will be sent to the Mailing Address on record. Please make sure this address is current. You may update your Mailing Address in your Student Portal. Please be aware diplomas are not a legal document. Your Degree will be posted on your official transcript. If you need to provide proof of degree, an official transcript may be ordered online from your Student Portal.

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Congratulations Class of 2023!

If you plan to graduation in June 2024, please note the deadline to submit a graduation petition is March 8, 2024. Those who submitted a petition on time will receive an invitation via email. Make sure to check your student email on a regular basis for updates.




For questions regarding the LAVC Graduation Ceremony, please contact the Office of Student Life at (818) 778-5516.

District Graduation Activities

Please keep in mind that the graduation ceremonies listed below are separate district-wide events. These ceremonies are not the same event as LAVC's Graduation Ceremony.

LACCD 2024 Black Graduation Celebration (District-Wide event)

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 3:00PM 

Location: Los Angeles Southwest College

Please Note: Black Graduation is not the same event as LAVC's Official Graduation Ceremony. 

LACCD 2024 Lavender Graduation Ceremony (District-Wide event)

Date: Friday, May 17, 2024 at 4:00PM

Location: Los Angeles Mission College

Please Note: Lavender Graduation is not the same event as LAVC's Official Graduation Ceremony.

LACCD 2024 Mi Gente Graduation Celebration (District-Wide event)

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 4:00PM

Location: East Los Angeles College

Please Note: Mi Gente Graduation is not the same event as LAVC's Official Graduation Ceremony.

LACCD 2024 Asian Pacifika Desi American Graduation (District-Wide event)

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:00AM

Location: Los Angeles Harbor College

Please Note: Asian Pacifika Desi American Graduation is not the same event as LAVC's Official Graduation Ceremony.

LACCD Affinity Graduate Celebrations

Student Life Office 

Office Hours and Location  

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 7:30PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Student Union Bldg. 2nd Floor


Phone: (818) -778-5516