As a tradition, caps and gowns are worn by all participants at the Commencement ceremony. All regalia comes individually packaged, which will result in creasing and wrinkling. You are encouraged to order your regalia early, so you have time to steam the gown. Ironing is not recommended.
Each student will also purchase a tassel for the year in which they graduate.
We encourage that you submit a photo of yourself in your regalia so we can showcase you!
**As a graduate in 2020, you are encouraged to purchase the regalia during your graduation year. You are also welcome to participate in the 2021 graduation ceremony. We hope to have a live ceremony then.
Virtual Commencement Day Etiquette
For the ceremony to be enjoyed by all and for everyone’s safety, we ask you to comply with the following:
- Be respectful when participating in the chatbox
- Always keep your microphone on mute.
Below are photographers available to you if you are local to Southern California.
Paul Switzer Photography will be available for traditional portraits in your cap and gown. Please find the pricing and ordering form. (can you link the attachment please) You may contact him directly to schedule your consultations.
Nave Photography will be available for private graduation photo sessions. These sessions can be scheduled directly with Nave Photography and can include multiple people.
Since it is impossible to identify with certainty by Commencement day the students who have completed all requirements, degrees are not posted until all final grades are received; then the diploma may be ordered. As you walk across the stage and greet the president of the college, you will receive a diploma tube or folder with reminders and instructions.