Commencement Information

2023 Commencement

Updated 6/14/2023

Date: Friday, June 9, 2023

Start Time:
6:00 p.m. (venue will open at 4:00 p.m. for grads and guests)

Dignity Health Sports Park Tennis Stadium (near CSUDH)

Parking: Free parking in Lots 10 & 11.

Commencement Ceremony Video

Available on the Compton College YouTube channel.

Commencement Ceremony Photos

Click here to view photos of the 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2023 Photos

Click here to view and download your photo.

Commencement Program: Graduates and guests will receive one commencement program per adult. Click here to view a PDF of the program.

-- No limit of guests per graduate.
-- Guests will be unable to save seats for their party, as seating is available on a first-come basis.
-- Seating for guests with disabilities is available at the top of sections 3-6 and 27-30. Able-bodied guests may sit in the seats directly below the designated seating areas.
-- Balloons, banners, umbrellas and air-horns are prohibited.
-- All guests entering Dignity Health Sports Park are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection. Dignity Health Sports Park reserves the right to enforce their Clear Bag policy. Click here for details.

Food/Drinks: Outside food and drink are prohibited. Exceptions may include: Items deemed necessary due to dietary needs, religious requirements, or medical conditions.

Lost & Found:
All lost and found items will be turned into Guest Services at Dignity Health Sports Park. At the end of the event, Guest Services will turn in all unclaimed lost and found items to the Security Department.


RSVP Required to Confirm Participation in the Ceremony: Click here to RSVP for the ceremony. (required for graduates only, not guests)

: Not required.

Virtual Grad Information Sessions: May 4, 11, 18, 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Graduate Marching Instructions (PDF)

: Starts at 4:15 p.m. (for graduates only)

Masks: Encouraged but not required. Masks will be provided to graduates upon request.

Check In
-- Begin at the Welcome Area located in Lot 15/front of venue, then proceed to check-in between 4:15 - 5:40 p.m.
-- A photo ID is not required but you will be asked to provide your Compton College student ID number upon check-in.
-- Graduates should leave purses, coats, and other belongings with family members. Lockers are not available, staff will not watch your personal items during the ceremony.
-- Dignity Health Sports Park reserves the right to enforce their Clear Bag policy. Click here for details.
-- Late Arrivals: Late arrivals must enter the stadium through the check-in area, not the guest entrance. Late arrivals will be escorted into the ceremony by Compton College event staff.

Cap & Gown and Tassel
-- Cap & gown and tassel must be worn during the ceremony.
-- Click here to view the policy regarding adornment (cords, pins, medallions, and sashes).
-- Gowns must be zipped/buttoned.
-- Graduates may order their cap and gown online or in-person at the Compton College Campus Bookstore (Bldg. R) Cap and gowns may be purchased through June 8.

Photos of Grads Receiving their Diploma Covers:
Available after the ceremony, more information will be available soon.

Diplomas: Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony will receive a Compton College diploma cover. Actual degrees and certificates will be mailed in the fall semester to the address on file in your student account.

Frequently asked questions:

Who do I contact about graduation eligibility?
Admissions and Records -

Who do I contact about verifying which degree and/or certificate I am receiving?
Admissions and Records -

Who do I contact to verify if I am graduating with 'Honors'?
Admissions and Records -

When will I receive my diploma or certificate?
Visit - Graduation webpage.

Who do I contact with questions about the Commencement ceremony?
Office of Student Development -



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