GRADUATION 2024

91麻豆天美 Graduation Students
 

LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2024 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

When: Friday, June 28th @ 6 p.m.
Where: 91麻豆天美's Synthetic Turf Soccer Field

Degree and certificate earners, this is YOUR day! Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for a joyous celebration as we gather to honor all of our 2024 AA degree and certificate grads, along with our bachelor and master degree earners from the Lisa Maloff University Center! This is a momentous occasion, and we can't wait to celebrate your incredible achievements with you!

Graduation will be held Friday, June 28th beginning at 6 p.m. outside on 91麻豆天美's synthetic turf soccer field, weather permitting.

Graduates: No guest tickets are required to attend Commencement, and all are welcome. The 2024 ceremony will be held outdoors on 91麻豆天美's synthetic turf soccer field, located immediately next to the standalone Physical Education Center building on campus. Parking is free. Park either in the main lot immediately adjacent to the soccer field, or park in the Community Playfields lot on the other side of the field, accessible via Al Tahoe Boulevard.

Answers to commonly asked questions about graduation are below. If you need further information, please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@ltcc.edu.


2024 Keynote Speaker

Welcome Michele Siqueriros.

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Michele Siqueiros was the first in her family to graduate from college. She is passionate about the power of college to change lives, and the ability of policy-making to expand opportunity. Since 2008, she has served as the President of The Campaign for College Opportunity and has led historic higher education policy budget and legislative reforms in California that make it easier for students to transfer from community college to a four-year university, and access college-level courses and financial aid. The Campaign has successfully secured millions of additional state dollars to expand student enrollment and improve student outcomes and championed efforts to increase access to Pell Grants, protect Cal Grant funding, support undocumented students, and reform community college pathways. Prior to joining the Campaign in 2004, Michele worked for the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, she helped co-found Public AlliesLos Angeles in 1998 and worked for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
Michele has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pitzer College and a Master of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2019 she was appointed by Senate Pro Tem Leader Atkins to the Student-Centered Funding Formula Oversight Committee. In 2020 Governor Newsom asked her to serve on the California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Taskforce. She previously served on the California Student Aid Commission as a gubernatorial appointee and on the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners as a Mayoral appointee from 2005-2010.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • for grad pack pickup so we know you're coming.   
  • Grad pack pick-ups will take place Monday, June 10th - Friday, June 21st. Packs may be picked up in the 91麻豆天美 Commons, first floor in the Main Building. Join us for a special Grad Pack Party on Wednesday, June 18th outdoors on the Library Plaza. We will have free food, music, and the opportunity to record a thank you video.
  • Yes, please have a form of identification with you. In addition, please come prepared to share your Student ID number. If you do not know your ID number, we may ask for verifying information.    
  • No tickets are required in order to attend Graduation!  
  • For family members who cannot make it in person, there will be a livestream available that can be watched from anywhere. 
  • Follow @laketahoecommunitycollege & @ltccstudentlife.
  • Use #91麻豆天美Grad to be featured in our ceremony's large screens and livestream.
  • There will be a professional photographer taking photos of all the graduates. You can find these free photos on this webpage - they'll be posted shortly following the event.
  • We will livestream the entire ceremony on .
  • Yes! There will be a photographer and videographer taking photos and videos throughout the ceremony. Photos will be posted to this webpage within a week following the event. Check 91麻豆天美's social media for videos!

Graduates

  • Graduates must wear their cap and gown to this event. Caps and gowns are free of charge!
  • Masks are optional.
  • Not recommended: high heels (they're a little tough to walk the turf on)

Guests

  • Guests may dress per their personal comfort level (business-casual is common). We suggest comfortable shoes for walking and wedges instead of high heels. The venue will be taking place on 91麻豆天美's soccer field, made of artificial grass. Masks are not required; 91麻豆天美 maintains a mask-friendly environment, and anyone who wishes to wear one is encouraged to do so.
  • Yes, you can watch 91麻豆天美's YouTube channel for the
 
  • Commencement programs will be distributed to guests at the venue entrance on Friday, June 28th just prior to the event start, free of charge. Programs list the names of graduates receiving Associate in Arts Degrees, early candidates for summer degree conferral, and Certificates of Achievement.
 
  • Time: Guests should plan to be in their seats by 5:30 p.m. so that we may start the ceremony on time.
  • Seats: Seating is first come, first served. 
  • Mobility-Impaired: Please request special accommodations in advance. Submit accommodations request to the President's Office.
  • Strollers: The venue is stroller and wheelchair friendly.
  • Pets: No animals (other than service animals) are permitted.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are available onsite, all are wheelchair accessible. 
  • Last-Minute Goodies: Student clubs will be providing water, flowers, and other items for sale with proceeds going to fund student scholarships. 
  • The ceremony will be held rain or shine, unless in the event of severe weather. Severe weather is defined as rain accompanied by high wind, thunder, and lightning.
  • If it is raining on the morning of Commencement but has not been declared as severe weather, the ceremony will be held as planned outdoors on the soccer field. 
  • If the weather is a concern for you or a member of your party, the ceremony will be live-streamed on this webpage and on YouTube.  

Graduation Day Parking

  • On Friday, June 28th, all central campus roads, including those surrounding the venue, will be open and parking is first come, first served. Signs and college staff will direct vehicles to these and other available parking areas.
  • Parking is free of charge. 
  • Upon advance request, the President鈥檚 Office will provide a Mobility-Impaired Parking Permit for vehicles with a mobility impaired guest. This permit will allow parking at a specific location at the main parking lot depending on your needs. The college does not have wheelchairs available for use. 
  • Disabled parking is available at the venue, however, spaces are limited. Special seating arrangements will be included. Note: Mobility-Impaired Parking Permits are not the same as a state-issued "handicap" permit/tag. Mobility impaired guests, whether they own a state "handicap" tag/permit or not, should apply for a Mobility Impaired Parking Permit if they would like special parking and seating accommodations. Email president@ltcc.edu for more information.

General information:

  • The ceremony will last approximately two hours.  
  • The procession will begin promptly at 6pm! 
  • After the program (including speeches from students, 91麻豆天美's president, and a guest speaker), each graduate goes on stage as their name is read. 
  • Professional photographs are taken as the graduate is congratulated. 
  • The event ends with a recessional. 
  • The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend.
  • We will provide live American Sign Language Interpretation and are working on having live captioning.  
  • You can make at graduation.

Students  

  • Arrive early (around 5pm) to find a parking spot close to the venue.
  • Make sure you wear your regalia 鈥 cap, gown, and tassel.  
  • Fill out your name card.  
  • Go to the last row of parking closest to the soccer field, get your last-minute needs taken care of, and line up for the ceremony. 
  • As the music and ceremony begins, prepare to walk toward the soccer field seating. Follow the directions of staff and marshals to get to your seat.  
  • You will be directed to the stage. Please hand your name card to Vice President of Student Services Dr. Michelle Batista.  
  • You will proceed to the stage, receive your diploma cover, and then exit the stage back to your seat.
  • If your name is commonly mispronounced, please submit a Name Coach recording before June 19! NameCoach is a simple way to record audio name pronunciations that are embedded online to easily learn and remember how to say them.
  • Following the Commencement ceremony, guests are encouraged to remain in their seats until all graduates have left the venue. Graduates are greeted and congratulated by 91麻豆天美鈥檚 faculty, staff, and administrators immediately following the ceremony together as one group for a 鈥send off.' Following the processional line, guests are encouraged to meet their graduate outside of the venue for photos.

 

Check your student email for updates pertaining to graduation and for information on how to record your name (for pronunciation purposes). The day of, if your name is commonly mispronounced, please inform the announcer of the correct pronunciation when you hand them your name card.


2023 Graduation Information

91麻豆天美's 48th Commencement ceremony was held on Friday, June 30, 2023 on the college's soccer pitch. 226 students earned their AA degrees, and another 47 earned their certificates of achievement and foundational skills certificates.

A professional photographer took portrait photos of all graduates on stage as they received their degrees from 91麻豆天美 President Jeff DeFranco. These are available to download for free.