Graduation Information

When: Tuesday, June 7th at 6pm

Where: Occidental College - Remsen Theatre

Livestream Link:


April 6, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians of a Graduating Senior:

This communication is to provide information regarding the Commencement Ceremony. Commencement will be held at Remsen Bird Hillside Theater at Occidental College ( on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m. The Main Entrance is located on the south side of the theater. Restroom facilities are only located on the south side of theater. Attendees will be allowed into the Theater starting at 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required of all guests. Wristbands will be issued only to guests who have shown proof of vaccination. Everyone attending the ceremony must have a wristband, including every young child and toddler over the age of two years. The Los Angeles City Fire Marshall will be strictly enforcing crowd and fire code regulations. Seating is limited and each graduate will receive up to SIX (6) wristbands for the ceremony.

Parking is free, extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Attendees should expect significant uphill walking to get to the amphitheater.

Handicapped parking is also extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Guests must display State- issued DMV placards in order to utilize handicapped parking facilities. There is NO handicapped drop-off area at Hillside Theater. Additionally, please note the following:

• Occidental College is unable to furnish wheelchairs.
• Shuttle service to/from parking facilities is not available.
• Handicapped access to/from Hillside Theater is located on the north side of the Theater.
• Handicapped seating is extremely limited. In order to maximize handicapped seating capacity, each

handicapped seat will be permitted a maximum of one (1) attendant seat. All guests must have a wristband.

Seats are concrete and have no back support. Blankets and seat cushions are recommended. The weather may be uncomfortable for children and the elderly. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen as most seats are in direct sunlight. Umbrellas are not allowed as they obstruct the view of others sitting behind.

Bottled water will be provided to all guests and participants at the entrance.
Aisles must be clear at all times, for your safety and others attending this ceremony. In addition, we ask that parents keep

their children in their seats and not allow them to wander.
Photographs may be taken from your seats. A professional photographer, Bronson Photography, is taking photos of each

student as they receive their diploma. Ordering and contact information can be found at

The following are prohibited in the amphitheater:
• Strollers • Balloons • Smoking
• Beach ball • Large signs • Alcoholic beverages • Noisemakers (whistles, air horns, etc.

The commencement ceremony is a solemn occasion marking the end of a student’s formal secondary education. In keeping with the dignity of the ceremony, we ask the audience to remain seated and refrain from talking. Sound carries easily in the amphitheatre, so cooperation by all audience members is essential. Please allow each student their moment in the spotlight by hearing their name announced. Audience members who disrupt or refuse to follow these guidelines will be asked to leave.

Thank you in advance, for your understanding and support. Your cooperation is essential in ensuring that the commencement ceremony is the dignified and memorable experience that the Class of 2022 so richly deserves.


W. Andrew Lord, Assistant Principal


Live Stream

The Senior Graduation will be live-streamed by our Video Production team, led by Mr. Cohen. The link to the live stream will be posted the morning of the event on our website.



Parent Senior Graduation Meetin - April 27th - 5pm