PCC will be holding graduation this year on campus on Saturday, June 12, 2021, with students receiving their diploma or certificate via a drive through ceremony.

The ceremony is being held for both the 2021 and 2020 graduating classes, as a Commencement ceremony was not held last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“While it won’t be the traditional event of walking across a stage to receive your diploma or certificate, we are confident it will be just as memorable,” said Dr. Rebecca Cobb, the Dean of Student Life, in an email to students.

The campus will be filled with displays, performances, and staff, and the drive through will end in front of the C Building and mirror pools.

The details of the ceremony are still being worked out, however students must register to participate by May 24, 2021. Graduating students can also purchase a graduation cap and gown for the ceremony for $50.

Students must also petition to graduate in order to participate in the ceremony. This must be done by May 22, 2021.

One vehicle per graduate is allowed, and everyone will be required to wear a mask. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed to ensure student, professor, and faculty safety.

The ceremony will be limited to 1200 vehicles, and once the limit has been reached, students will be placed on a waitlist.

The procession will be divided up into each division, meaning every department will have a specific time rather than everyone going at once. More information will be sent out on or around June 1. If students have any questions, contact pccstudentlife@pasadena.edu or call 626-585-7385.


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