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ITU PROUDLY ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Congratulations to all those graduating in 2018! This Commencement Ceremony is a testament to all the hard work and dedication shown by our students over the past few years and months.


Commencement Day Schedule
May 19, 2018
The Smithwick Theater at Foothill College
12345 S El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4504

Your cap, gown, and tickets will be available for pick-up at the Information Center from Monday, April 2, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018. The Information Center is open Monday-Friday from 10:00AM - 5:00PM.

Please be sure to have a government issued ID or your ITU student ID for cap & gown pick-up. Caps and gowns were ordered based on the size you provided on the Commencement RSVP form and only if you have paid your balance in full.

Students that did not pay their cap and gown fee will not receive a cap and gown. It is mandatory for graduating students to have a cap and gown to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Caps and gowns will not be available for purchase or pick up on the day of the ceremony. Please be sure to plan accordingly. If there are any changes made to the pick-up dates or location, you will be notified through your email.

Students are required to arrive dressed in their cap, tassel, gown, and academic hood by 9:30 AM promptly. Please check your email for additional preparation information for the day of the ceremony.

Please see this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMs28Nm7EYU) for instructions on how to properly wear academic regalia.

Students and Guest will have access to Parking lot 1 and Parking lot 5.

Parking lot 1 is close to the Smithwick Theatre but there are a number of steps to get to the theatre. Parking lot 5 is a further walk but there are no steps. All students and guest will have to pay a parking fee of $3.00.

Students that request special accommodations for guest that cannot walk up steps or cannot walk far, please submit a ticket to student services using support.itu.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

9:30 AM Graduating Students Arrive for Ceremony Preparation
10:30 AM Doors Open to Guests for Seating
11:00 AM Ceremony Begins Promptly
1:30 PM Ceremony Concludes
1:30 PM Reception for Graduates & Guests
3:00 PM Reception Ends

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can no longer attend the Commencement Ceremony promptly, send an email to commencement@itu.edu.

If you can no longer attend the Commencement Ceremony, please send an email to commencement@itu.edu. A student cannot take your place in the event that you cannot attend the Commencement Ceremony. Your attendance is non-transferrable.

If you missed the deadline and are interested in participating, please send an email to commencement@itu.edu.

Students that have RSVP'd to the Commencement Ceremony are required to pay their $65 fee to receive their cap and gown beginning April 2, 2018. If you did not complete your payment, your cap and gown order was not placed. Students that do not have their cap and gown cannot participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony will take place The Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, 12345 S El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4504 at 11 A.M.

The Commencement Ceremony will be held indoors at The Smithwick Theater at Foothill College.

Graduating students are required be dressed in their cap, gown, and hood. (For proper regalia attire instructions, please refer to www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMs28Nm7EYU ). Guests must have their tickets prior to arriving to avoid last minute delays and may begin checking-in to ensure they are seated by 10:30am. Only guests with reserved tickets may attend.

Students are required to pick-up their academic attire and tickets during the month of April at the Information Center. Pick-up dates will be provided via email in the next few weeks    

Academic attire and tickets will not be available for pick-up on the day of the ceremony. Please be sure to pick-up your materials prior to the Commencement Ceremony date.

Students are currently provided two (2) guest tickets per graduate, free of charge to use for the ceremony. Those that hold a ticket will be permitted to attend. Students will receive an email notification in the event that space opens up for additional tickets.

Students are currently guaranteed two (2) guest tickets. Additional guest tickets are currently not available for purchase. Students will receive an email notification in the event that additional seating is available for guests.

Please send an email to commencement@itu.edu to make the necessary arrangements ahead of time. Student's guests may also ask an attendant during the time they check into the venue for available seating.

Children of all ages including infants require a guest ticket to attend the Commencement Ceremony. If you have not registered your child as a guest through your original RSVP submission, please send an email to commencement@itu.edu.

Strollers will not be permitted in the venue. Please be sure to have your child seated in your lap throughout the entire duration of the ceremony. Children over the age of 2 years old will require their own guest ticket to attend the Commencement Ceremony.

Balloons are not permitted inside the venue because it may cause a distraction to speakers on stage or a hazard. However, guests are more than welcome to bring flowers as long as they remain with guests until the end of the ceremony. Please avoid handing flowers out to students while the ceremony is in session. Flowers may be handed to graduating students during the reception that will take place after the ceremony.

Only certified service animals with valid certification are allowed to attend the Commencement Ceremony.

The Student Services Office has processed invitation letters based on the submission students made during their RSVP. If you would like to inquire about your invitation letter(s) or require additional letters, please send an email to commencement@itu.edu.

Tickets will not have guest names printed, therefore, it is up to the student's discretion on who they select as their guests. Guest tickets cannot be used for other students that have not RSVP'd to the Commencement Ceremony. Students that missed the RSVP deadline must send an email to commencement@itu.edu if they are interested in participating in the Commencement Ceremony.

Food and beverages will not be available before or during the Commencement Ceremony. Please plan accordingly prior to arriving to the ceremony. Students and guests are welcome to join the reception that will take place immediately after the Commencement Ceremony. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided following the ceremony.

The reception will take place right in front of the Smithwick theater.

Students and guests will have access to Parking lots one (1) and five (5).

Parking lot 1 is close to the Smithwick Theatre but there are a number of steps to get to the theatre. Parking lot 5 is a further walk but there are no steps. All students and guest will have to pay a parking fee of $3.00 USD.

Please note: Students who require special accommodations for guests who need assistance walking from the parking lot must make special arrangements by contacting support@itu.edu.

Students can expect to receive their diplomas approximately six (6) weeks after their conferral date. The delivery of the diplomas is dependent on the delivery preference stated on the Petition to Graduate Form. Students may update the delivery method of their diploma by submitting a ticket through support@itu.edu to the Office of the Registrar.

Please contact us with any additional questions about Commencement 2018 here.