Graduated Students of Puente

Graduation Ceremony Information

Covid Safety Protocols: No proof of vaccination will be required to attend. Masks are recommended but not required when gathering in large groups.

Important Dates

GRADUATION PETITION DEADLINE:  Degree/Certificate Graduation Petitions for Spring 2024 graduates may be submitted up to June 4, 2024. HOWEVER, for your name to be included in the graduation program, your petition must be received by Friday April 26, 2024.

GRADUATION REHEARSALS: Friday - May 31, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. and Monday - June 3, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Both rehearsals meet in front of MSA.

Caps & Gowns and Invitations on Sale in Bookstore

Honors List Students may pick up Honor Cords at the Bookstore.

Invitations and Graduation Guide will be mailed out Date TBA.


Things to Know

  • Graduation Petition: In order to graduate, you need to file a petition. Issuing a certificate, degree or including you in the graduation program does NOT happen automatically...about the petition process
  • Update Your Address: Letters inviting students to the graduation ceremony typically go out by the first week of May; therefore, it is important that you let the Evaluation Office know of any address or name changes. 
  • About the Ceremony: Students will be invited to a reception starting at 2:30pm on graduation day. Light refreshments will be served on a first come first served basis. There will be entertainment and photo opportunities. You may invite family and friends. Graduates line-up at 4:35pm and the ceremony begins promptly at 5:00pm. More information is provided in the Guide for Graduates below in May.
  • Accommodation Needed? West encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Student Services at (310) 287-4248 or as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.

GRADUATION | June 4, 2024


  • Graduation Guide  - Important details to know (coming soon)
  • Bookstore Open for Grad Cap & Gown pick up and graduation gifts
  • 3:00 pm Reception: Wildcat Walkway between the Library and MSA
  • 4:30pm Graduates Line Up: Near Library. Look for sign
  • 5:00 pm Ceremony Begins
  • Parking is Free. Disabled Passenger Unloading available at bus stop near SSB

Event Map

Additional 2024 WLAC Celebrations

A graduate holding a UCLA sign and graduates wearing Promise Program medallions

University Transfer & Promise Program Zone for students who are transferring to universities or who were part of the $0 Tuition Promise Program.

June 4 - On Wildcats Walkway next to the main graduation reception

Film TV Production Graduates

Film TV Production Program Reception 

June 4 @ 1:00 Watson Center

Hosted by Hollywood Cinema Productions Resources.
Invitation required. Contact program for details

C2C students in graduation robes

C2C Celebration 

May 23 @ HLRC 4th Floor

Invitation required. Contact program for details

LACCD Celebrations

Graduation Students WLAC

2024 LACCD Black Grad Celebration - May 23 @ 3:00 pm at LA Southwest College ...RSVP  | Details

Male Student Puente Graduation

2024 LACCD Mi Gentè Grad Celebration - June 1  @ 4:00 pm at ELAC ...Mi Gentè Grad RSVP / Details

Graduates of Asian descent

2024 Asian Pasifika Desi American (APIDA+) Grad Celebration - May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at LA Harbor College

LGBTQ Graduate

2024 LACCD Lavender Grad Celebration (LGBTQIA+) - May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. at LA Mission College 

Accommodation Needed? LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Please allow 10 days if you anticipate on needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical or virtual access provided, contact Elyse Webb-Wilson at @email as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.