Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  When and where does the ceremony start?
A:  The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 22, 2015 and begin at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Administration Building on the Oceanside campus.

Q:  Is a ticket required for guests?
A:  Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Q:  How many friends and family members can I invite?
A:  As many as you wish.  There will be no assigned seats.

Q:  When can I get a seat?
A:  Seating will open up to the public at 4:00 p.m.

Q:  Do I need a parking permit to attend the event?
A:  No.

Q:  Will there be disabled parking?
A:  Yes.

Q:  I am a graduate/guest and I need a special accommodation based on my disability.  What do I do?
A:  Call the Director of Student Activities Jim Gonzales at (760) 795-6899 or email him at

Q:  Will the ceremony be broadcast on the Internet?
A:  Yes.  Go to the MiraCosta College’s main website where an icon graphic will guide you to the broadcast page.  You will need Microsoft Silverlight to view the event.


Q:  When and where do graduates need to check-in?
A:  Commencement will take place on Friday, May 22, 2015.  Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. at the southwest corner of the Oceanside Library.

Q:  What do I need to bring?
A:  Bring your cap, gown, and a light snack. Bring only what you can carry.  There is no accommodation for locking up and securing personal property.

Q:  I was told I would receive information by email.  When will I receive it?
A:  You will receive an email from the Student Activities Office during the spring semester. 

Q:  When is the RSVP deadline to participate in this year's event?

A:  Graduates must confirm online by no later than Monday, May 18, 2015.

Q: I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa and I want to wear the PTK regalia.  Where do I get it?
A:  PTK regalia is special ordered by you through the PTK website.  Go to to place an order.