Cerritos College Commencement - Faculty Information

updated: 02/12/2024


Faculty please arrive between 4:30 - 5 PM.

Faculty are requested to arrive at the Field House Lawn by 5 PM, ONE HOUR prior to the start of the procession.


Important Commencement-Related Dates & Deadlines: 

  • March 29, 2024 – last day for faculty to submit regalia orders – see below
  • May 3, 2024  – deadline for faculty to RSVP to Commencement.
  • Friday, May 17– Commencement day!


Faculty are requested to arrive at the Field House Lawn by 5 PM, ONE HOUR prior to the start of the procession. Please make every effort to be on-time for this important event.

  • Faculty participants should arrive dressed in appropriate academic regalia. 
  • Faculty should wear their academic regalia to be identified by security staff (not a lost parent/guest) and allowed entrance.
  • Do not carry purses, bags, cameras, laptops, iPads, books, magazines, newspapers or other paraphernalia in the procession or after the ceremony begins. 
  • Do not bring valuables to the ceremony. There is no secure storage space available.
  • Please silence all cell phones.
  • Procession organizers will provide additional instructions that day, lead the procession, and assist with seating. Please allow the organizers to provide direction to the correct row in the faculty seating area.

In the event of any Commencement Ceremony changes, Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Dean of Student Services, will contact Faculty via email.

Faculty REGALIA:

Faculty Order Form

Please return your rental form via email to r.alvarez@follett.com or drop off the completed form at the bookstore. Any orders received after the deadline may incur a late fee from Jostens and cannot be guaranteed in time for graduation.

All the information on the form is required (yes, even if you ordered last year) and must be submitted to the bookstore no later than March 29, 2024.

Note: Your order form must be returned to the Cerritos College Bookstore by March 29th!

ASSOCIATE & BACHELOR               Rent          Purchase
Cap, Gown & Tassel                         $29.00         40.00
Hood Only                                         $22.00         $29.00
Gown Only                                        $18.00         $28.00
Cap Only                                               N/A           $6.00

MASTER                                             Rent          Purchase
Cap, Gown & Tassel                          $30.00        $44.00
Hood Only                                          $24.00        $33.00
Gown Only                                         $19.00        $32.00
Cap Only                                             N/A             $6.00

DOCTORATE                                      Rent          Purchase
Tam & Gown                                      $45.00        $55.00
Hood Only                                          $28.00        $41.00
Gown Only                                         $23.00        $43.00
Tam Only                                           $17.00         N/A

To inquire about the Fine Quality regalia, please get in touch with the rep Jackie Springer jackie.springer@jostens.com

Faculty will be notified when their order is ready for pick-up.

Payments will be made at the time of pick-up. Rented regalia can be returned to the bookstore on the Monday after graduation and no later than one week after.

If you have any questions about regalia please do not hesitate to contact the Cerritos Bookstore at
ext. 2468.

For additional information related to the ceremony, please visit the Commencement webpage.