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Letter to Graduates from the Vice President

Graduation Cap decorated with Start Here. Go Anywhere.Dear Allan Hancock College Graduates,

You are invited to participate in the college’s 99th annual commencement that will take place on Friday, May 29, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. College graduation is a memorable occasion, not only for you, but also for your family and friends.  Your success represents sacrifice, commitment, hard work, and the determination to create more career and personal options for your future.  The faculty and staff of Allan Hancock College are honored to have been a part of that process. Congratulations on completing your degree at Allan Hancock College!  Now, it's time to be recognized!  

The 2020 Allan Hancock College Commencement will be held outside on the football field.  Remember that Santa Maria weather can vary, so you and your guests should plan appropriate clothing and shoes for the day.  

The ceremony begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Graduates must arrive at Grad Central (Gym, building N) no later than 9:00 a.m. in their caps and gowns. Please inform guests they must be seated by 10:15 a.m.  Parking is free the day of commencement.

Graduations are public events and by participating in graduation, it is possible that the media or other photographers may capture video or pictures of you that will appear in newspapers, social media, college publications, or on television newscasts. 

View a list of helpful items to prepare for graduation. 

Nohemy OrnelasSincerely, 

Nohemy Ornelas, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent/Vice President,Student Services 

For more commencement information please call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3248.