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2023 Commencement

Updated 2/1/2023 - Added Grad Fair information


Friday, June 9, 2023

Start Time:
6:00 p.m. (venue will be open starting at 3:30 p.m.)


Dignity Health Sports Park Tennis Stadium (near CSUDH)

Available on the Compton College YouTube channel when Commencement begins.


Free parking in Lot 10 & 15.


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. 

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

Outside food and drink is prohibited. Exceptions may include:

  • Items deemed necessary due to dietary needs
  • religious requirements
  • 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. Please see Guest Services regarding any lost items.

Policies (subject to change):
Compton College follows all LA County Health Orders. More information can be found here: Los Angeles County Public Health - COVID 19 and Los Angeles County Public Health - Guidelines.


Not required.

Not required due to Commencement being at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Information Sessions:
May 4, 11, 18, 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.. Zoom Link: Graduate Information Sessions

Starts at 3:45 p.m.

Check In
Beginning at the Welcome Area located in Lot 15, proceed to check-in between 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Cap & Gown
Cap & gown must be worn during the ceremony.

Starting Friday, February 10th, we encourage students to order their cap & gown online for home delivery or pick-up at the Compton College Campus Bookstore here: herff.ly/compton

  • For pick-up orders delivered to the Bookstore, online orders end on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
  • For home ship orders ($13.95 shipping rate), online orders end on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
    • Home ship delivery is 18-21 calendar days following order. Orders placed prior to May 7th will be delivered by June 2.

Graduates may purchase cap, gown, and regalia in-person and at the Compton Campus Store during Grad Fair May 10-11, 2023 through June 8th.. 

Below is the information about Grad Packs:

Grad Pack 2023

Frequently asked questions:

Who do I contact about graduation eligibility?
Admissions and Records - admissions@compton.edu

Who do I contact about verifying which degree and/or certificate I am receiving?
Admissions and Records - admissions@compton.edu

Who do I contact to verify if I am graduating with 'Honors'?
Admissions and Records - admissions@compton.edu

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 - studentdevelopment@compton.edu

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