Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Home > Enrollment Center > Commencement


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2017 Commencement Information (Save the Date) 

  Share your graduation moments with Pete the Pirate and hashtag #COASTGRAD

2017 Commencement

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

5:30 p.m. -  Pacific Amphitheatre 

Corner of Fairview/Arlington

Costs subject to change for commencement 2017

​Bookstore Graduation Information

  • Students MUST have their commencement postcard for all cap & gown purchases.
  • Graduating students must turn the postcard into the Bookstore even if you are borrowing a cap & gown or using one you have purchased previously.
  • EOPS students must bring commencement post card AND EOPS slip for all cap & gown purchases.
  • Caps & Gowns will be available for purchase at the bookstore as of April 13, 2016. Any questions, please contact the bookstore at (714) 432-5896.

Bookstore Graduation Prices (subject to change)

  • ​Cap & Gown Set (1 cap, 1 gown, 1 tassel)*                 *Sets for women also include 1 white collar

  • Mega Tassel (Navy and Orange Souvenir Tassel)

  • Single Tassel

  • ​Mini Tassel Key Ring

  • ​Announcement Set
  • 2 week turnaround time,  please order early

Online Orders Only
  •  Honor Cords

Contact the Honors Office
Watson Hall 433
Terry Scarbrough
(714) 432 - 5601

Rehearsal & BBQ- Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

  • ​​ ​ASOCC will be sponsoring a pre-rehearsal BBQ  Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:00pm , at the Orange County Fairgrounds Pacific Amphitheater.  The rehearsal will follow from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.  
  • If you are unable to attend the pre-rehearsal BBQ on Tuesday, May 23rd, please view the attached
  • For information pertaining to the Commencement Ceremony, please download the Graduation PowerPoint​​​.
​Graduation P​owerPoint​
​​​​2017 Commencement Powerpoint​​​

​Day of Commencement - Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

  • Tickets are not required to attend the commencement ceremony. There is no limit to the number of guests graduates may invite to Commencement.
  • Evenings can be alternately sunny and chilly, so dress appropriately. Sunscreen is recommended.
  • If you have family or friends that require  physical assistance or accommodations in seating, please  have them arrive early (45 minutes to one hour). Identify themselves to an OCC staff member and we will make every effort to assist them with appropriate seating arrangements
  • Strollers are not permitted in the seating areas or aisles of the Pacific Amphitheatre
  • Guests should enter the parking lot through Gate #3 from Fairview Rd/Merrimac Way

Family and Friends who unable to attend the Commencement Ceremony may view the ceremony via live streaming at the following URL on graduation day




Congrats to the class of 2016 #COASTGRAD - Pete the Pirate

Commencement Spotify Playlist




​Alumni Gifts

  • To shop the bookstore online, please visit:
  • ​To order class rings , please visit:
  • ​To order diploma frames, please visit:

​Additional Information

  • The bookstore will be having a rehearsal sale on Thursday, May 19, 2016.
  • The bookstore WILL NOT be selling items at graduation. The bookstore will be open on campus the day of graduation. Please check the website for store hours.


Commencement photography will be provided by Grad Images. For additional information click the following link:


Commencement Flowers will have a variety of beautiful flowers and leis for sale at OCC’s Commencement. Please visit their website: ​​​

​Event Map

​To view a map of the commencement venue, please visit: PDF icon for Pacific Amphitheater mapPacific Amphitheater Map