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2020 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations Pima Graduates!

Plan to attend the 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m.. in the Tucson Convention Center Arena.

Come and celebrate the accomplishments of Pima’s graduates at this special event.

   Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Ceremony location: Tucson Convention Center Arena
260 South Church Avenue
Directions & parking information
Time: Arrive by 5:30 p.m.
Graduate check-in by: 6:30 p.m. at Exhibition Hall
Ceremony begins: 7 p.m.

Information for graduates and their guests:

You are not charged to participate in graduation.
However, graduates must wear appropriate attire for the ceremony.
Details on the cost of purchasing academic regalia are given below.
Parking at TCC costs $10.
TCC has a clear bag policy. Please plan accordingly.

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Information card – When you check-in in the North Exhibition Hall, verify or correct your name and degree/certificate information on the information card you receive. As you approach the stage, the card will be collected and the information on it will be read as you cross the stage.

Graduation announcements – Starting April 6, 2020, you may obtain up to 10 announcements at no charge from the Student Services Center at any PCC campus.

Graduation program - If at any point in your academic career at Pima, you requested that your records be marked confidential, your name and degree will not be printed in the Graduation program. The deadline to submit an information release is March 25, 2019.

Graduation Regalia – Student caps and gowns are available at all campus bookstores until Thursday, May 21 for approximately $36 plus tax. A limited selection will be available the evening of commencement in the North Exhibition Hall. Students graduating with honors may purchase a special stole for approximately $22.

Pima generally requires that graduates wear traditional caps and gowns during the commencement ceremony. At the same time, Pima also embraces graduates’ self-expression, both reverent and light-hearted, as part of the ceremony.  Please review information on appropriate graduation attire.

Parking – The TCC will be charging $10 per car.  TCC is currently being renovated ans some parking areas may be unavailable.  Please check here for updated parking information.

Graduation seating – You will be seated in the order in which you line up to check in at the TCC's North Exhibition Hall. For liability reasons, Silly String is not allowed in the Tucson Convention Center facilities. 

Family and guests – You may bring as many guests as you wish to the ceremony, which is free. No tickets or reservations are necessary for your guests. Guests are not allowed on the arena floor during the ceremony.

Special needs – Students with disabilities who need accommodations for the ceremony should call the Access and Disability Resources Office for assistance at 520-206-6688 before May 1.

Video– Video of a portion of this year’s ceremony will be posted to this webpage and the PCC YouTube presence.  

Your diploma – When you cross the stage, you will receive a congratulatory scroll in place of your degree or certificate. The official document will be mailed to you within 10 weeks from the end of the semester for spring graduates if all graduation requirements have been met. Please return to your seat after you cross the stage area so you can be conferred as a graduate of Pima Community College.

Use of your recorded image - PCC staff will be photographing and digitally recording this event.  Your image may be used in College printed and electronic publications for promotional and educational purposes, and may be made available to the media and other third parties, or published on the Internet.

Frequently Asked Questions - Read Frequently Asked Questions about the Graduation Ceremony for more details.

Multicultural Convocation - Pima's Multicultural Convocation is an event that celebrates your academic achievement and cultural diversity. Convocation is scheduled for Friday, May 8 in the West Campus Gymnasium.  It is open to ALL graduates. The RSVP deadline is April 26.  View more information on the 2020 Convocation including how to RSVP. 

More questions? If you have questions, please email