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Pima Graduates celebrate at a Pima graduation ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement 2024: Save the Date!

When: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Where:
Tucson Convention Center Arena
260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85701 [parking and directions]
7:00 p.m.

PREPARE FOR COMMENCEMENT DAY

If you graduated in summer or fall 2023 or will be graduating in spring or summer 2024, you are welcome to participate in the ceremony

  • It is free to participate, but required cap and gown must be purchased (details below)
  • No RSVP
  • No rehearsal
Please, be aware of the details of Tucson Convention Center’s Clear Bag Policy. For more information, visit TCC’s Attending and Event webpage.

For liability reasons, silly string, vuvuzelas, air horns and other noisemakers are not allowed in TCC facilities. This applies to graduates as well as their guests.
Your cap and gown, stoles and commemorative items can be ordered from any Pima Bookstore or online here.

Cap and Gown Cost: approximately $48.50, plus tax
Honors Stole: $22, plus tax
Online Ordering Deadline: April 15

For bookstore locations and hours: pima.bncollege.com
A limited number of caps and gowns will be on sale the night of Commencement, during check-in at the Tucson Convention Center.
A digital commencement ceremony announcement will be made available the first week of April. You can share this announcement with your family and friends. [PDF Announcement coming soon]
Anyone needing accommodation to participate in the ceremony should make the request before May 1 to Pima’s Access and Disability Resources Office, 520-206-6688 or ADRhelp@pima.edu.

COMMENCEMENT DAY INSTRUCTIONS

As a safety precaution, all guests and students will be scanned upon entering the TCC Arena. Please allow enough time to park, make your way to the entrance and designated area for guests and graduates.

Recommended Arrival Times
Graduates 5:30 p.m.
Guests 6:00 p.m.
Free parking will be available in all Tucson Convention Center parking lots and garages.
During the ceremony you will receive a ceremonial scroll. If you are graduating in spring or summer 2024, your diploma will be mailed later.
2024 digital Commencement program (to be posted Commencement Week)

Some candidates and graduates are not listed due to individual preferences on privacy.

GET INVOLVED

Complete the online Graduation Speaker Application
Deadline: March 18
Graduation is a culmination of your academic achievements and the memories you’ve created during your time at Pima Community College, and we want to highlight YOU during the show.

Send in your favorite photo(s) or video(s) through this form.
Deadline: May 10

Capture timeless memories at Pima’s free professional photo session with your family, friends, pets or just you.

  • It’s Free
  • Downloadable images on Flicker (you’ll get instructions at the photo session.)
  • Attire: Wear your favorite outfit and/or bring along your cap and gown.

When and Where:

April 29-May 2, 2024
11 a.m.-6 p.m. each day
Room 130, Advanced Manufacturing Building
Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.

Park in the west parking lot and follow the signs [MAP]

Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card by decorating your graduation cap! The lucky winners will be chosen and notified during the week following the ceremony.

To enter, using #pimagradcap24, post a photo of your decorated cap on any of our social media accounts:

Winners will be announced in the week after Memorial Day.
Our Multicultural Convocation is an annual student-centered event that celebrates the diversity of the graduating class.

Part of the tradition of Multicultural Convocation is connecting to our heritage and roots; this is usually achieved by alumni sharing their experiences, passing down knowledge through storytelling, and honoring graduates by awarding diversity stoles.

This free event for graduates and their families and friends includes a variety of foods and entertainment.

LINK to RSVP [coming soon]

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Aztec Gymnasium & Palm Courtyard
West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road [Map coming soon]


For more information, email collegeevents@pima.edu

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