​​Graduation Ceremony Information

Los Angeles Harbor College Commencement Ceremony 2019


Congratulations on your accomplishment!  Los Angeles Harbor College shares in your excitement on the completion of an A.A/S., CTE Certificate, and or Transfer requirements.  Commencement is one of the most celebrated events in our college history. This year marks our 69th year where students like yourself have participated in our commencement exercises.  On June 5th, we will celebrate, with family and friends, faculty, staff, and administrators, your accomplishments.  We thank you for choosing to be engaged and committed to learning and we thank our faculty, staff, and administrators for challenging and supporting you along this process.

To ensure your experience creates lasting memories for you and your loved ones, please familiarize yourself with the following information:


Commencement Date, Time, and Place

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 

10:00 a.m.

 Seahawk Stadium

(No Tickets Required!  Seating is on a first come basis!)

 ***Please take a moment to stop by the location and determine the proper shoes to wear.  Keep in mind that you will be walking on Artificial Turf!!!***


Schedule of Events for Commencement

8:00 a.m. Graduates and guests are welcome to start arriving.  Please encourage your family and friends guests to visit our Family Informaion link for further information.

Please check-in at the Graduate Information Booth located in front the PE/Wellness (GYM) Building and of Lot #2.  You must check-in to receive your name card.  Your name card will be used to announce your name during the ceremony as well as provide your information for Grad-images (see picture taking section for information).


Cap & Gowns (Academic Regalia)

Available in the Seahawk Shop (Bookstore).


Commencement Rehearsal

Graduation Rehearsal will take place on Monday, June 3, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. in the LAHC-GYM (PE/Wellness Building).  Not mandatory, However Highly Encouraged!!


Campus Directions and Map

Campus Map


Parking & Public Transportation

The following options are available:

  1. FREE parking at LA Harbor College.
  2. Metro Expo Line (see metro.net for Information)



Tickets are not required.  Guests, family, and friends are welcomed to attend.  Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis.  

 Please inform your guests of the following:

  • Guests with balloons will be asked to return them to their vehicles.  (Please do not purchase!)
  • Saving of seats will not be permitted.
  • Taking pictures in the aisles or in front of the stage will not be permitted.



There will be designated areas for persons with disabilities.   


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



*Taking pictures in the aisles or in front of the stage will not be permitted. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated, please inform your family and friends about the rules, which are necessary for all of us to enjoy the graduation.

Grad Images will assist in capturing your big achievement. A professional photographer (Grad Images) will be taking your picture as you go across the stage to receive your diploma or certificate. Here is how their program works:

Graduates will receive a name card at the check-in table to complete, which will be handed to the announcer when you walk on the stage.

Grad images will also use the name card information to mail your color proof to you after the graduation, so be sure to fill in the address where you want your photos sent. Please fill in Address Box and Description Box. Please PRINT CLEARLY, so that your name and address can be read easily.

You will receive the color proof about one week after the ceremony. If you like the proof, you can then order photos.  There is no obligation to purchase, and you will have the option of ordering enlargement packages at very reasonable prices.


***Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Tweet (Twitter) about LA Harbor Commencement using #lahcgrad2019 throughout Commencemen

 Helpful Hints: 

  • 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.
  • 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 rehearsal table).
  • There are no strollers, umbrellas, or balloons allowed in the stadium.