Congratulations Class of 2016!

Preview highlights of the 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Download a pdf of the 2016 Graduation Program

Graduation program 

View the photo gallery!

2016 Graduation photos


This year’s ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Viking Stadium (weather permitting). Gates open at 6 pm. Parking permits are not necessary. 

Please help us plan for your attendance and the accommodation of your friends and families by completing this brief form to let us know if you will be attending the graduation commencement this year.

In the event of rain, please view our rain plan. There will be only two guests allowed per graduate in the event of rain due to capacity requirements in the gymnasium.

Cap and gown packages are available for purchase at the Book Center through May 27, 2016. Please view graduation timeline and procedures for pricing.

Find additional information regarding the graduation timeline and procedures

Live Streaming of the DVC Commencement Ceremony

View the 2016 DVC Commencement Ceremony live on Friday, May 27. 


Notice to Guests

  • No balloons will be allowed in the stadium. You will be asked to return balloons to your vehicle until after the ceremony
  • ADA transportation and seating will be available. Please contact Nicole Gomes at 925-969-2182 or prior to the day of the ceremony.
  • Use of cell phones will not be allowed during the ceremony. Please inform friends and family to respectfully power off cell phones during the ceremony.
  • In the event that the stadium may be cold and windy, alert friends and family to bring clothes, jackets, sweaters or blankets into the stadium with them to avoid/minimize disruption to the ceremony.
  • Special arrangements/setting will be made for family photographs during the reception. Please inform your friends and family to refrain from picture taking during the ceremony to avoid disruption. 
  • Children must not be left unattended. Children will not be allowed in the processional with graduates. 
  • For more information regarding the ceremony, please direct friends and family to visit our website at

Gameday Souvenirs, Inc. Vendor Sales
Fresh flowers and leis will be available for purchase at the entrance gate on the day of graduation.

Grad Images Photographers
Students will have the option to purchase professional graduation photos. 


ADA accommodations available
If you or your guests have any special accommodation needs, please call 925-969-2182 or email Nicole Gomes in Disability Support Services at at least ten days prior to the day of the graduation ceremony. 

Best wishes as you complete class requirements and move toward the culmination of your hard work and time here at Diablo Valley College!