Orange Coast College’s 71st Annual commencement will be held May 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Amphitheater in the Orange County Fairgrounds across the street from campus.

Graduates must arrive before 4:45 p.m. at Lot F in the fairgrounds parking lot. The commencement will run until about 7:30 p.m.

A grads and guests reception will take place between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and photos can be tagged to #COASTGRAD on social media platforms.

Student parking only will be available at gate four/lot E located on Arlington Drive, across Fairview Road from OCC.

Guest parking will be located at gate two and three/lot B on Fair Drive near Vanguard University.

Guests can also enter the guest parking lot through the entrance located at Merrimac Way and Fairview Road.

Students who require seating accommodations due to a disability should contact the disabled students office at least two weeks are prior to the event.

Guests who need physical assistance or accommodations for seating are suggested to arrive 45 minutes early and identify themselves to OCC staff members.

Strollers are not permitted in the seating areas or aisles of the Pacific Amphitheatre.

For students looking to transfer or graduate, here are some particulars.

Students looking to transfer to a California State University with an associate’s degree, need to complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units, have at least a 2.0 grade point average, and certified completion of CSU general educational requirements.

Perks of transferring with an associate’s degree to any CSU should be factored into your decision.

OCC also offers associate degrees for transfer which give transferring students junior standing, priority admission over all other transfer students applying to a CSU baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree program deemed similar to the student’s emphasis, and the student will only be required to complete 60 additional prescribed units to qualify for a BA/BS degree.

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