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Spring 2024 Commencement


Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Greek Theatre, 5:00P.M.

Doors open at 4:00pm

Updated student reminder message

All public information regarding the commencement ceremony will be available on this page. Any updates will be posted once that information is made available. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates. 

To petition to graduate, please click the button below.

If you are a student in need ADA accommodations at the ceremony, please use this form to let us know.

For ADA information regarding the venue, please check their website, linked below. 

LA Greek Theater ADA Information. 

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President's Statement

Dear Students,

It is with great pleasure and immense pride that I extend an invitation to you to join us for the Los Angeles City College 2024 Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 4 at 5pm. 

This momentous occasion will be held at the iconic Greek Theatre, a venue that adds grandeur to our celebration of your hard work and dedication. You join the legacy of more than 90 years of Cubs who have launched from LACC toward admirable achievements in their careers, lives and communities.

This year as we gather to honor the dedication, resilience, and success of all of our graduates, we are reminded of the power of education to transform lives and communities. Our ceremony at the Greek Theatre will not only be a testament to all of your accomplishments but also an opportunity for us to come together as a community to celebrate and look forward to the bright future that lies ahead.

I look forward to sharing this special day with you and our entire LACC community. Congratulations class of 2024. Know that you are always a valued member of the LACC family.

I look forward to seeing you on stage at the Greek!

Dr. Amanuel Gebru, President




2024 Commencement Speaker 

Miguel A. Santana 

Miguel A. Santana has more than three decades of expertise in government, nonprofit, private, philanthropy and the community sectors and is renowned as an advocate for systems change and making Southern California a more equitable place for all its residents, especially those who have been historically marginalized. He engages in numerous civic efforts and is currently serving as Chair of The Angeleno Project. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the New York-based, Surdna Foundation. He is currently the Second Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Authority (LACAHSA) and is Commissioner of CALACCOUNT Blue Ribbon Commission.

Santana earned his BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a MPA in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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Participation Eligibility

Students who have completed an Associate Degree or Associate Degree for Transfer 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 or Summer 2024 may also take part in the Commencement Ceremony as candidates for graduation. Students who are only receiving a Certificate of Achievement or Skills Certificate and not an Associate Degree or Associate Degree for Transfer are not eligible to participate. 

All students who participate in the ceremony can cross the stage and have their name announced.  


List of 2024 Graduation Candidates

2024 Los Angeles City College Graduation Candidates List

Students who have received a degree from Summer 2023 - Winter 2024, or have submitted a petition to graduate for Spring 2024 by April 15, 2024, will be added to the commencement list and be printed in the program.

Those who petition after the deadline are invited to participate in the ceremony where they can cross the stage and have their name announced, but will not have their name printed in the commencement program or on the website. 

For information on where to meet and student information on the ceremony, please see the Graduation Rehearsal information handout.  

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Acknowledgment of Honor Students

We are proud to recognize the academic achievement of our honor graduates. Your name will be in our graduation program booklet. You will receive a gold honor cord to wear during the Commencement Ceremony. The gold honor cord is a gift from the Associated Student Government and may be picked up from the LACC Bookstore.

A distinction awarded to students who graduate with a 3.9 or better scholastic average in coursework taken in the LA Community College District.

A distinction awarded to students who graduated with a 3.7 or better scholastic average in coursework taken in the LA Community College District.

A distinction awarded to students who graduate with a 3.5 or better scholastic average in coursework taken in the LA Community College District.


This section will contain general information about the commencement ceremony. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 5:00pm at the Greek Theatre. 

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.

You may also petition at the link below.

Petition to Graduate

If you are a student in need ADA accommodations at the ceremony, please use this form to let us know.

For ADA information regarding the venue, please check their website, linked below. 

LA Greek Theater ADA Information. 

Students who have received a degree from Summer 2023 - Winter 2024, or have submitted a petition to graduate for Spring 2024 by April 15, 2024, will be added to the commencement list and be printed in the program. Those who petition after the deadline are invited to participate in the ceremony, but your name will not be printed in the commencement program. 

Yes. Students who were awarded Dean's or President's Honors list for the 2023 year, as well as Ralph Bunche scholars, will receive their certificates at the Dean's Honors Tea, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Event will be held in the Student Union, 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room. 

Students who qualified were emailed a link to RSVP for the event.  

Congratulations on your achievement! 

The Dean's Honors/President's Honors award is based on your GPA for a specific semester. The honors cords are for those students who are graduating with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA for courses completed in the Los Angeles Community College District. 

For more information on the degree honors criteria, please click on this link.

Yes. One rehearsal will be held on campus to prepare candidates for graduation to participate in the Commencement Ceremony: Tuesday, May 14th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Location: Student Union (SU) 3rd floor Multipurpose Room. RSVP not required. See the rehearsal informational handout here. We will review this at rehearsal to ensure students have all the necessary ceremony information. Participation in rehearsal is not required but it is recommended so students are aware of procedures on commencement day. 

Caps and gowns are currently available for purchase in the LACC Bookstore. Caps and gowns will be available in the bookstore until 12:00pm on June 4, 2024. 

Caps and gowns will be available for purchase at the Greek Theater on June 4, 2024 before the commencement ceremony. No card purchases will be accepted at the venue. 

Candidates must wear the college black cap and gown to participate in the graduation exercises. The Cub Store has a list of students who can receive a cap and gown for graduation. If your name is not on the list, please contact admissions and records in person or by email to @email to verify your graduation status to receive a cap and gown.

Tassels are to be worn on the right side of your cap until instructed to switch during the ceremony. 

Nursing Program graduates will wear a white sash and all other graduates may purchase an optional souvenir sash at the LACC Bookstore later this spring. 

Please see the LACC Cub Store for Pricing and availability.  

Ultimate Exposures provided professional portrait photography services for prospective graduates on May 22, 2024, in the 2nd Floor Student Union Conference Room.

With graduation coming up on June 4, 2024, Ultimate Exposures will be taking pictures at the commencement ceremony and you can register with the QR code below. Register with Ultimate Exposures today to ensure that they can deliver your proofs to you in a time manner. Please check in and upload a selfie photo so their system can match the graduation photos taken at your ceremony.

Scan the QR code to register or go to the following link: Grad Photos Registration

Ultimate Exposures QR Code Commencement Picture

If you participate in a special program, such as EOPS, please contact the program regarding possible assistance with cap and gown purchases.

If you are financial aid-eligible (Cal Grant, Pell Grant, etc.), please contact City Cares Network (CCN) to inquire about the possible assistance with cap and gown purchases: @email

The 2024 commencement ceremony will not be live streamed. The ceremony is an in-person event only and open to the public. 

Once the term has ended and all final grades for all classes have been received, the Graduation Office will begin evaluating final grades and posting degrees. For students that meet all the requirements by the end of any given term, degrees and certificates will be posted within eight (8) weeks after the final grades are posted for any given term. 

At the ceremony, students will receive a diploma cover. Diplomas will be distributed through a third-party company called Parchment using the mailing address we have in our system.

You can expect to receive a text message and an email from in your student email account sometime after degrees/certificates have been posted. This message/email will include a link to claim your digital transcript within 30 days. After receiving the email, physical copies will be mailed out, but only after a 3-day grace period. During this time, you will have a window of 3 days to confirm your mailing address directly from the Parchment webpage, without having to contact Admissions.

If you have changed your legal name, phone number, or mailing address, we recommend to reach out to the Admissions and Records Office at @email to request the updates at your earliest convenience, since waiting for the email from Parchment will give you only three days from the day you receive the email to make the necessary changes. Please be sure to attach a photo ID for verification with any change requests.

For further information, contact the Graduation Unit:
Last names A-H: Beatriz Rodriguez (@email)
Last names I- O: Lusine Avanesyan (@email)
Last names P-Z: Glenda O’Neal-Foster (@email)

Diploma covers are handed out at the ceremony as a gift for those participating. Students who do not attend the ceremony are free to purchase a diploma cover from the LACC Bookstore, if supplies are are available. 

Frames may be ordered through the LACC Cub Store.

Please check  the LACC Cub Store site for pricing and availability. 

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) hosts additional district-wide ceremonies unrelated to our LACC 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 City College.

Check the link below for more information.

Affinity Ceremonies

Yes! The LACC Transfer Center will be hosting a Transfer Recognition Mixer on May 23, 2024 from 11:30am to 2:00pm on the 3rd Floor of the Student Union Building. 

The Transfer Center will be providing Transfer certificates and cords for you to wear at your graduation to show your loved ones that you are onto the NEXT STEP!


You may RSVP at the following link: LACC Transfer Mixer Party.

Venue Information

Commencement will be in the GREEK THEATRE located in Griffith Park at:
2700 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, California 90027

The 2024 ceremony will not be streamed online. 

For the 2024 Commencement ceremony, RSVP is not required. Gates to the venue will open at 4:00pm. All seating is based on a first come, first served basis. 

We also invite you to participate in the LGBTQIA+, APIDA, Mi Gente, and Black Graduation ceremonies. See details below.

There is no limit on the number of guests that are allowed to attend. The ceremony is open to the public. All seating is first come, first served. 

Please check the Greek Theatre website for more information on their code of conduct policy, as well as a list of items that are allowed in the venue. 

If your guests will require assistance, please check the Greek Theatre website for information and for accommodations. Greek Theatre ADA Information

Tickets are not required for this event. 

Parking will be FREE for all students and their families. There are no buses that travel to the Greek Theatre. No shuttle service will be provided by LACC. Graduates and guests should park south of the Theatre. There will be parking attendants to direct you. Please read posted directional signs. 

2024 Affinity Graduation Celebrations!

Please feel free to attend and participate in any of the events listed below. Please note that these are separate district-wide events and not the same as LACC's Commencement Ceremony. 

To RSVP for any of the events below, please go to

LACCD 2024 Black Graduation Celebration (District-Wide event)

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

Location: Los Angeles Southwest College

LACCD 2024 Lavender Graduation Ceremony (District-Wide event)

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

Location: Los Angeles Mission College

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

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

Location: East Los Angeles College

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

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

Location: Los Angeles Harbor College



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Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

  • Nichelle Henderson, President
  • Kelsey K. Iino, First Vice President
  • Sara Hernandez, Second Vice President
  • David Vela, Member of the Board
  • Gabriel Buelna, Ph.D, Member of the Board
  • Steven Veres, Member of the Board
  • Andra Hoffman, Member of the Board
  • Alexy Cordova, Student Trustee

District Administration

  • Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Chancellor
  • Dr. Kathleen Burke, Deputy Chancellor
  • Nicole Albo-Lopez, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Educational Programs & Institutional Effectiveness

Los Angeles City College Administration

  • Dr. Amanuel Gebru, President
  • Dr. Vi Ly, Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Alen Andriassian, Vice President, Student Services
  • Joe Dominguez, Vice President, Administrative Services

Admissions & Records

Office Hours

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - 2:00PM


Admissions & Records
1st Floor, Student Services Bldg.
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2450

For Commencement Questions:
Please contact @email