Fall Commencement is Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.
Colton Hall Lawn, Pacific Street between Madison and Jefferson Streets (see map)
(Seating opens at 12:00 p.m. and guests should be seated by 12:45 p.m.)
See complete schedule.
Preparing for Commencement
We will continue to update this page as more details become available. All students preparing for commencement should review and complete the following checklist:
Petition for Graduation
View the Financial Aid Student Loan Repayment Strategy Presentation
Vote for Student Commencement Speaker
View the Commencement Schedule
View the Graduate Information Sheet
Graduating Students Meeting
A mandatory information meeting for 2018 graduating students was held on Tuesday, March 27. Important information about commencement was be presented and student speaker nominees presented summaries of their speeches.
View video from the 2018 Graduating Student Meeting
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Paper announcements can be picked at at Student Services on March 27. Electronic version available here.
Interpretation Services and Special Needs Seating
Interpretation services will be offered during the commencement ceremony to those guests that are not able to understand English. Specific languages cannot be guaranteed but we will try to accommodate based on what languages are being requested and available interpreters. The following Google form must be submitted by Tuesday, May 1st: https://goo.gl/forms/wZpwgVDFVZRgRylP2
An email confirmation will be send shortly after this deadline to confirm if we are able to accommodate your request.
If you have guests using wheelchairs, walkers, etc. that may require special seating, please submit your request by e-mail to email@example.com by Tuesday, May 1st so arrangements may be made for them.
Commencement Day Parking
The Institute parking lots are available for guests to use on Saturday. Keep in mind street parking in the area often has limited one and two hour time limits. There are several coin operated City of Monterey parking lots available near campus. Please see city parking maps available in the Student Services Office for maps.
Guests should allow ample time to find parking and arrive at the ceremony venue.
If you volunteered for commencement as a flag bearer, usher, or assisted with the reception, please fill out the volunteer form. Flag Bearers should submit the form to Student Services and Ushers and Reception Volunteers should submit the form to Linae Ishii-Devine