Commencement Ceremony 2023

And that's a WRAP on the 74th Commencement Ceremony. All of us at Los Angeles Harbor College and LACCD wish you much success.                 Here's a fun recap of the day.  Enjoy.

(Student Information)

Congratulations on your monumental accomplishment! All of us at Los Angeles Harbor College share your families' and friends' excitement on your completion of an A.A., ADT, CTE Certificate, and or completion of Transfer requirements. This year marks our 74th year that students like you have participated in our commencement exercises. To ensure your experience creates lasting memories for you and your loved ones, please familiarize yourself with the information below.  Donate your Gown - Help a fellow Seahawk by donating your cap and gown AFTER the graduation ceremony.  Boxes will be located outside of the stadium. Thank you for your consideration. 

Line-Up Information 

  • If you are lined up on the right (WEST), you will sit on the NORTH side – your guests can sit on the NORTH side stands 

  • If you are lined up on the left (EAST), you will sit on the SOUTH side – your guests can sit on the SOUTH side

Commencement Check-List 

(click above and it leads you to a dedicated page)

Short Graduate Check list

Commencement Date

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. 
Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawk Stadium
Please note that you will be walking on artificial grass. High heels will not be permitted!!!

Questions? Email us at

Schedule of Events for Commencement

Graduation Schedule for the day

COVID Safety Protocols

  • If you, or your guests, should have symptoms or are currently in isolation/quarantine period due to recent infection or exposure, for your safety and the safety of others, you cannot attend.
  • Since our event is outside, masks are not required but are strongly recommended.
  • Please note that protocols are subject to change. Information on protocol updates will be communicated to graduates/candidates to share with guests by email or another appropriate mechanism.

Cap & Gowns (Academic Regalia) - Purchase ASAP!

Purchase in-person or online Seahawk Shop (Bookstore). Visit their website for their business hours of operation.

Commencement Rehearsal

Graduation Rehearsal will take place on Monday, June 5 at 3 pm in the gymnasium. Not Mandatory but highly encouraged!  Watch Social Media for a video - stay tuned!
Campus Directions and Map

Parking & Public Transportation

The following options are available:


Tickets are not required! Guests, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inform your guests of the following:

  • Guest with balloons will be asked to return them to their vehicles.
  • Please do not bring noise makers, poppers, umbrellas, and confetti.  They are great to celebrate but can be a hazard to some of our guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Saving of seats will not be permitted.
  • Taking pictures in the aisles or in front of the stage will not be permitted.

Persons with Disabilities

There will be designated areas for persons with disabilities. More information to come.


Due to Fire Safety Regulations, strollers will not be allowed in the general audience seating.


Professional photographers from Grad Images will be taking your picture as you enter and walk across the stage to receive your diploma. Make sure to follow the instructions below to ensure your special moment is captured and memorialized for perpetuity:

  • Start at the Check-in table where you will receive your name card.
  • Fill our both sides of the card.
  • Hand your card to the Grad Images to the announcer as you walk on stage.
  • The backside of the card has the phonetic spelling of your name, which will be used to announce your name.
  • Grad Images will then use the name card information to communicate with you directly. Make sure to fill in your complete information. PRINT CLEARLY, so that your name and address can be read easily.

Commencement Committee Announcement

The Los Angeles Harbor College Commencement Committee has been working hard to make sure your Graduation is a memorable one. Please help us by asking your family and guests to follow all directions given by all college and safety personnel. Their cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Go Seahawks!

Additional Celebrations you can be a part of:

  • Dean and President's Academic Honors* - Date: 5/16/23 - 11 am - 1 pm - Student Union (invitation only)

We will honor all students who received a President's and/or Dean's Honor Roll Award during the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2022 semesters.  See the requirements below.

  • President's Distinguished Honor Cord Presentation:  Date: 5/16/23 - 1 pm - 3 pm  (Invitation Only)
  • LA College Promise Medal Presentation:  Date:  Pending
  • Additional Celebrations you can be a part of:
    • Transfer Recognition Ceremony - Friday, May 5, 2023
      • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm - Congrats Seahawks! The LACH Transfer Center would like to honor your great success in transferring to a university. This is an on-campus event in the Student Union MPR. 
      • RSVP by April 26 - CLICK HERE
Qualifications for the Academic Excellence

NOTE:  Students Receiving the President's Distinguished Honor Cord will be contacted individually.
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Tweet (Twitter) about LA Harbor Commencement using #lahcgrad2023 throughout Commencement.

Helpful Hints ... Additional Information

  • Iron your gown to take out the wrinkles from the packaging
  • Practice putting on the white-collar. It is not an easy thing to do by yourself.
  • Wear sunscreen and dress for the warm weather.
  • Graduation is not a day to break in new shoes. Please wear comfortable shoes with a flat, solid, thick, or wedge heel. We do not want to damage the astroturf.
  • There is no area to store any personal items, so limit what you bring with you.
  • Provide your guests with the map (copies available on the rehearsal table).
  • There are no strollers, umbrellas, or balloons allowed in the stadium.

Webpage Updated: 6/4/23


College Map for Graduation 2023
Prohibited Items for Graduation 2023