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The Los Angeles Community College District African American Outreach Initiative program (LACCD-AAOI)

is proud to announce our 12th annual Black Graduation Celebration on May 24, 2022 from 3pm - 5pm.

LACCD Lavender Graduation Celebration - May 17, 2022 - 4 pm - LACCD-2022-Lavender-Graduation-Save-the-Date-Flyer.pdf

Questions?  Email us at

Commencement Ceremony 2022

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 73rd year where 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 following information:

Commencement Registration

If you plan to participate in this year's commencement exercises, please register online HERE.  The RSVP Form closes 6/1/22 at 11:59 pm

*Failure to register can delay your ability to participate in the commencement exercises.  Failure to apply for Graduation also delay your ability to participate.

Commencement Date

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.

Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawk Stadium

***Please note that you will be walking on artificial grass. High heels will not be permitted!!!

Graduation Fair - May 13, 2022 (This event has passed. Thank you to those who joined us)

Schedule of Events for Commencement

  • 8:00 a.m.         Graduates/students are welcome to start arriving.  Encourage your guest to visit our family and friends webpage.  
    • You will check-in at the Graduate Check-In Booth located at the north entrance of the Gymnasium - 8 am to 9 am on June 7th. 
    • 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).
  • 9:30 a.m.         Class of 2022 Graduate Picture 
  • 9:40 a.m.         Graduates start to line up 
  • 10:00 a.m.       Processional begins for the ceremony
  • 12:00 p.m.       Ceremony ends


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)

Available in the Seahawk Shop (Bookstore). Visit their website for their business hours of operation.

Commencement Rehearsal

Graduation Rehearsal will take place on Monday, June 6 at 3 pm in the gymnasium.  Not Mandatory but highly encouraged! (updated 5/4/22).      Stay tuned for a video on Social Media. 

Campus Directions and Map

Parking & Public Transportation

The following options are available:

a. FREE parking at LA Harbor College - See Campus Map

b. Metro Expo Line (see for Information)

 For your convenience, there will be a flower vendor on campus.  Look for the bright green shirts!


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.

· 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. Please click on the RSVP to let us know you are attending.  We are excited to host an in-person graduation ceremony.

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Important Dates:

Graduation Petitions: Accepted February 7, 2022, through May 6, 2022
Associate Degree Transfer-CSU eVerify for Fall 2022 - Submission Deadline: March 10, 2022
Questions?  Email us at

To Book a Counseling Appointment:

or email us at generalcounseling@lahc.eduTo Chat with a General Counseling Staff:

Did you move?

  • Make sure your address is up-to-date in the system.  Your degree will be mailed to the address we have on file.  Please use the "Request for Address Change Form" and follow the instructions on the form. Request Address Change Form


Wait ... we want to stay connect ... Join our Alumni Association!

  • There are many benefits to staying connected with your fellow graduates, friends, and faculty members!
  • Here are some links to stay connected with us via Linkedin. Your futures are bright, we want to stay connected!  I would encourage you to make an account and stay connected with your LAHC Family!

2021 Graduation Ceremony

Updated: 5/4/22


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