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Commencement Information | Graduation 2014

IMPORTANT... : All August 2013, December 2013 graduates and May 2014 candidates for graduation are eligible to walk in the ceremony on May 30. If you applied for Spring 2014 graduation by the December 14, 2013 deadline, you are able to participate in the graduation ceremony. Please be advised that participation in the ceremony does not guarantee official graduation.

Final evaluations for May 2014 candidates are not completed until grades have been verified for the Spring 2014 term.

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - quote by Eleanor RooseveltTHE GRADUATION CEREMONY will be held Friday, May 30 at 5:00 pm in the VVC gymnasium. Graduates will gather at the Adapted PE Building (#70) in preparation to line up and march into the gymnasium. Graduates must arrive 90 minutes prior to the ceremony. Sign up to participate in the ceremony beginning April 30, 2014 at the Grad Faire or anytime thereafter in the RAMS Bookstore.

CAPS AND GOWNS may be purchased beginning April 30, 2014 at the Grad Faire in the RAMS Bookstore. The Grad Faire will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on both April 30 and May 1. The Bookstore hours are Monday/Tuesday : 8:00 am - 7:00 pm; Wednesday/Thursday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; and Friday : 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Caps and gowns may be purchased up to 12:00 pm at the Bookstore on Friday, May 30. The purchase price for the gown (cap, gown, hood, tassel and diploma cover) is $70.20 (includes tax).

TICKETS will be limited to 6 per graduate. These are for guests since graduates will not need a ticket. Guests must have a ticket to be admitted into the gymnasium (no exceptions). Small children will require a ticket. Tickets will be available beginning April 30 in the Auxiliary Services/ASB Office (Building #44 - upstairs). For further information, call (760) 242-4271, ext. 2495.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS priced beginning at $20.00, can be purchased beginning April 30 at the Grad Faire.

HONOR CORDS may be worn at commencement only by students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better, based on completion of degree requirements for August 2013 and December 2013 graduates. May 2014 graduate honors will be based on degree requirements completed through Fall 2013. Honor cords may be purchased at the RAMS Bookstore.

DIPLOMAS - Graduates will receive a letter when their degree diplomas are available for pickup. Please be sure Admissions & Records has been informed of correct mailing addresses.  Additionally, any library or financial holds must be cleared.

CERTIFICATES are mailed on an ongoing basis as requirements are completed.

GRADUATES AND GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES - Persons with disabilities requiring special seating must be prepared to show a CA ID, Military Veteran, or State-issued drivers license documenting disability. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony for appropriate accommodations. You are allowed one (1) attendant if necessary. If you need accommodation for a disability, we ask that you notify us by May 16. Interpreting services will be available for the deaf and hearing impaired. Parking for disabled is available in Lot 21 and the entire front row of Lot 16. For concerns and assistance, please contact the DSPS Office at (760) 245-4271, ext. 2443 or 2348.

Congratulations and best wishes for the future!

Board of Trustees and the entire VVC staff


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