Special Thanks to the Pierce College Associated Student Organization for their generous contribution in supporting Commencement!
Family and Friends
We welcome your attendance and well wishes in supporting your graduate on this memorable day. Please note: Reserved seating is not available and is first-come, first-served. Please make sure that you arrive with sufficient time to get your seats.
All attendees are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:
Graduation caps may be decorated. Pierce College reserves the right to remove any caps that are deemed inappropriate.
Alcohol is not to be brought and/or consumed on campus.
Smoking is not permitted in seating areas.
Noisemakers, beach balls, etc., are not permitted.
Avoid unnecessary conversation and movement during the ceremony. Individuals who engage in inappropriate or disruptive behavior may be removed from the event.
Children must be supervised at all times and are not permitted on the stage with their graduate.
Students may not take selfies or use selfie sticks while crossing the stage.
Due to fire code regulations, all main access aisles must remain clear of objects - backpacks, strollers, mobility-assistive devices, etc.
It is recommended that graduates not wear heels. The ceremony takes place on grass/uneven terrain which may be difficult to walk on.
Leave valuable belongings (purse/phone, etc.) at home or with your guest. Pierce College is not responsible for your belongings when you walk across stage to graduate.
As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, students are asked to return to their seats after they receive their in-lieu diploma. Commencement does not officially end until the proclamation of degrees has been made.
Permits are not required the day of Commencement
Graduates, family and friends, may park in student parking lots 1 - 8 on the campus.
For your convenience, several are indicated with a RED arrow on the map below.
Parking Lot 7 and Lot 8, are the largest lots and offer easy entrance and exit routes.
De Soto Ave, Mason Ave and Winnetka Ave entrances will be accessible.
There are designated DISABLED parking stalls in each of the student parking lots. Vehicles parked in these stalls must display a valid disabled permit or will be subject to citation.
Red curbs, yellow curbs, and fire hydrant violations are enforced by the College Sheriff's Office, as would be the case in your home community.
Pierce College and the Los Angeles Community College District assume no responsibility for damage to any motor vehicle, theft of its contents, or injury to persons operating a vehicle, or parked on or off the campus unless liable under Government Codes, including, but not limited to Government Codes 81O to 966.6 inclusive.
In accordance with California Vehicle Code 21113A and California Education Code 72247, parking regulations will be enforced on the campus. Violators will be cited by the College Sheriff, which is not authorized to grant any privileges deviating from the rules.
Contesting a Parking Citation
Parking citations may be contested by completing a Parking Citation Administrative Review form. This form may be obtained at the College Sheriffs office. The form must be filled out completely and filed with the Sheriffs office within twenty-one (21) days of the issuance date of the citation. Incomplete or incorrect forms will not be considered for review. Please be specific in explaining why the citation should be dismissed. The finding of the review will be mailed back to the contesting party.
If you do not agree with the findings of the review, you have the right to request an Administrative Hearing. You have 15 days from the date of the administrative review to commence this procedure. You must post the bail amount (fine) of the original citation, by check or money order, at the College Business Office. Deliver a copy of the bail receipt to the College Personnel Office and obtain and complete a Request for Administrative Hearing form. You will be notified by mail when a hearing date is set.