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93rd Annual Commencement Exercises - Friday, May 8th 2020 at 7:00 pm

Featured Graduates: Online Degree Program, Degree Completion Program, Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Undergraduate Program


College of the Canyons - Valencia Campus 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd Valencia, CA 91355

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  • Commencement exercises will be held in the athletic stadium. Guest parking use lot 7 & 8.

  • The gates to the athletic stadium will open at 6:00 pm for those with tickets while general seating begins at 6:30 pm. Each student will be given 12 tickets with their caps & gowns.


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Graduation Day Events:

Graduation Practice (mandatory for all graduates): May 8th, 9:30-11am, MacArthur Center. All graduates planning to walk in the graduation ceremony must attend this practice. Please dress appropriately for walking across the stage. You will sit in one of four sections by major and last name. There will be signage to direct students that morning and an email will go out a few days beforehand showing you which section and seat you will be sitting in. You will be guided by one of four section leaders to an assigned seat that will simulate where you will sit later that evening.

Faculty/Graduate Luncheon: May 8th, 12-1:30pm. An RSVP email will be sent to your TMU student email in April. Please respond to that email.

Departmental Pictures: May 8th starting at 4:45pm at COC. Please arrive at the picture area 15 minutes ahead of the schedule below (to be provided soon). Plan ahead. Allow for finding the parking lot, traffic, lost tassels, visiting family & friends, buying snacks on the way, etc. Avoid stress on that day by being on time to this important and special event. Do not leave any personal items such as purses, gifts or Bibles in the department picture area. All items left behind will be turned in to TMU security. Please report to the upper field behind the tennis courts according to the following schedule: (to be provided soon).

Graduation Line-Up: May 8th, 6:30pm SHARP! You will line up at 6:30pm on the upper field visible from the department photo area (at COC). If your department picture is finished you may leave, but be sure to return and be lined up by 6:30 sharp.

Graduation Reminders:

Parking: Please park in Lots 5 or 6. Encourage your parents, grandparents, and friends to park in Lots 7 or 8.

Guest Seating: You will be given 12 tickets with your cap & gown. Ticketed seating begins at 6:00. Gates are opened for all guests at 6:30. The ceremony begins at 7:00 and will be over between 8:45-9:00.

Handicapped & Disabled Seating: Guests with special needs may sit with one or two others on the track in a specially designated area. The space is limited and not intended for entire families. No strollers are allowed on the track.

Photography Area: Guests may record or take pictures of graduates in the photography area to the far right of the guest seating area as you face the stage. (Remember that professional photographs will be available for purchase.)

Livestreaming: The university will be livestreaming the ceremony on the university’s website (, TMU’s Facebook page, and YouTube. You can go back and watch at your convenience.

Regalia: You will be given a graduation gown, hood, cap, and tassel. Please take care to prepare the gown by removing it from the bag early and either ironing it on a cool setting or hanging it out to remove the wrinkles. We want to present a dignified ceremony to our guests. Honors medallions are worn under the hoods. The instructions for wearing the hoods are in the bag the hood comes in. The tassels start out dangling on the right side of the cap and are moved to the left when instructed during the ceremony.

Post Ceremony Celebration: You may gather with friends and family on the field after the ceremony. The TMU Alumni Association will have an area set up for a photo shoot if desired.

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Graduation Hotline: 661-362-2816

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