Commencement 2019

COMMENCEMENT REGISTRATION UPDATE 2/15:  Registration for Commencement is now live:  Register HERE

COMMENCEMENT REGISTRATION UPDATE 3/4:  Registration for students who are not affiliated with Porter College and also not members of the Transfer Community at Porter College (Transfer Students in residence at Porter College at least their first year at UCSC) is now Closed.

  • Registration for Porter Affiliates remains OPEN
  • Registration for Members of the Transfer Community at Porter College remains OPEN

COMMENCEMENT REGISTRATION UPDATE 3/12:  Transfer Community Registation is now Wait Listed.  At this time Members of the Transfer Community who register after March 12 will be placed on a "Wait List".   Due to the number of Porter Affiliates still to register we have had suspend confirmation of additional registrations from the Transfer Community at Porter College.  If you register you will be placed on a wait list.  We will confirm from that wait list in order of registration beginning the week of May 20th.



The Commencement Ceremony of the Porter College Class of 2019 will be held at 9:00 am, Saturday June 15, 2019,  on the East Field (“OPERs field”).

Because of multiple ceremonies scheduled on Saturday, our ceremony must begin promptly at 9:00 am and will end no later than 10:30am.  The Procession of Graduates begins at 8:45 am.

Please allow at least 20 minutes to get from the parking lots to your seats.

NEW THIS YEAR:  All Guests will require tickets.  Ticketing is needed due to maximum seating capacity at one of the commencement venues and campus limitations in parking availability and transit, and time duration between each event.  Use of tickets will assist participants in knowing they will have a seat from which to participate and will enable us to ensure guests for the subsequent ceremony will have a place to park and time to arrive for their graduate's ceremony.   

Each graduate will receive 6 tickets to distribute to their family and friends for attendance, as well as 2 commencement parking permits.  Guests who do not possess a ticket will not be permitted entrance into any ceremony.  Vehicles without a commencement parking permit will not be permitted to park.

The campus will live-stream each of the 14 commencement ceremonies/celebrations so that individuals who are unable to travel or participate in person will have a front row seat from virtually anywhere in the world.

If you are inviting extended family to visit for the ceremony from outside the United States, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services resource page:

More information on ticketing and registration will be released as it becomes available to us in the coming weeks. Questions about commencement can be directed to  Please direct questions about the Porter College Commencement Ceremony to:


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