West Valley College Celebrates our
Graduating & Transferring Students 2015!
Key Dates & Deadlines
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Campus Center Kirkorian Pavilion (Outdoor Conference Room), 10 am to 2:00 pm
Graduation/Transfer Ceremony & Celebration Thursday, May 21, 2015
2:30 - 2:45 pm - Bus Check-in @ Admission & Records (West Valley College) if needed
3:00 pm - Graduate & Transfer Student Line-up at Mountain Winery
5:00 pm - Ceremony at the Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road,
Saratoga, CA 95070
Celebration Immediately Following Ceremony
Commencement Day Details: (Thursday, May 21, 2015)
The 2015 WVC Commencement will be held at the Mountain Winery
Commencement Day Details
Description: Graduation/Transfer Ceremony and Celebration Thursday, May 21, 2015
- When: Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:00pm
- Where: Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
- Parking: FREE on-campus and in the Mountain Winery Parking Lots
Commencement Day Details
- 2:30 - 2:45 pm - Bus Check-in in front of Admission & Records if needed
- 3:00 - 3:45 pm - Graduate and Transfer Student Line-up at Mountain Winery
- 4:40 pm Student Processional
- 5:00 pm - Ceremony at Mountain Winery
- Celebration Immediately Following Ceremony
The Mountain Winery has ample parking for students and guests. No parking permits are required.
Students Only - have the option of taking a bus from West Valley College campus to the Mountain Winery. The busses will run on a strict schedule. Busses will depart the campus at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and return busses will be scheduled for 7:00pm and 8:10pm. To sign up for a ticket to take the bus, please go to Disability Educational Support Program (DESP) Testing Center and sign up with Mike Scaletta (408) 741-2453.
Cap & Gown
Caps and Gowns can be reserved through the Viking Bookstore in the Campus Center during the Grad/Transfer Fair on Wednesday, April 8. Cost for the cap & gown package is $46.95 plus tax. You will pay for your gown when you pick up your order in the bookstore. Pick up for orders will begin on Monday, May 11 and continue through the day of graduation. If you choose not to pre-order, the bookstore will have caps & gowns in stock for purchase beginning May 11 and continuing through May 21, but please remember that sizes may be limited and are sold on a first-come/first-served basis. Cap, gown and tassel are yours to keep.
- Attention All Transfer Students: If you are transferring only and not receiving a degree or certificate, you do not need wear a cap and gown, the desired attire is “dressy casual” (i.e., a black dress or black shirt and slacks).
Guest Seating and Tickets
All guests will need to have tickets. Students may pick up Guest Tickets from the Viking Bookstore (Campus Center) starting on May 11 – May 19th. Students will be able to request up to 5 Tickets for guests. If students need additional Tickets, please contact Mike Scaletta in the Disability Educational Support Program (DESP) Testing Center to be placed on a waitlist for additional tickets. Guest seating will be available beginning at 4:00pm. After entering the Mountain Winery with a Commencement Ticket, seating location will be on a first-come; first-serve basis. Please be advised that the rows of chairs directly in front of the stage are reserved for our transfer and graduating students as well as faculty and staff. Chairs behind the roped off areas are open for general seating. We do have disabled seating for those who need this accommodation and will be marked as such.
Disabled seating is available for those who need this accommodation and will be marked as such. Guests should pre-arrange this with Mike Scaletta from DESP by calling
(408) 741-2453 2453 no later than Thursday, May 14, 2015.
A professional photography company will photograph each student participating in the commencement ceremony. You will receive an email from the photographer approximately 72 hours following the ceremony and can purchase additional pictures directly from the company. The company is called "Grad Images." www.gradimages.com
To order WVC graduation announcements, rings, and other accessories: Herff Jones website
Participants should arrive to check-in by 3:45pm wearing their cap and gown if they are graduating or business attire for those students who are transferring. You will be given your RSVP information card at one of the check-in stations. Please do not bring any valuables with you at this time. You will receive a printed program as you check-in.
Line-up is at 4:00pm. Once you have checked in and have your information card, please proceed to the line-up area located at the Student Staging Area, which will be clearly marked at the Mountain Winey.
Attention all Transfer Students
If you are transferring only and not receiving a degree or certificate, you will be seated in your own designated area.
After the Ceremony, you will be ushered to the Reception area. Guests will be able to meet you there. There will be a ceremonial cutting of the cake and hors d'oeuvres will be served. There will be many great locations to take photos during the reception.