99th annual graduation fast approaching for City College students

Klarissa Sanchez

All the hard work and dedication students put in throughout the years is now paying off. Cameras will snap, proud parents will be in the stands and students will celebrate. Speakers will tell students that graduation will set them off into the real world and a great future.

San Diego City College will hold its 99th commencement ceremonies at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on Friday, May 24. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

Before graduation day, all graduates must attend a mandatory at the Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park on Thursday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m.

The first several rows are reserved for graduates and other seats will be available to guests in the unmarked rows. Special accommodation seating is available on the west side of the seating area.

Photography is permitted. However, friends and family who want to take pictures are asked to be respectful by keeping the aisles clear. A designated photo area will be provided. Videographer information will be posted at www.sdcity.edu/graduation.

Balloons, beach balls, blow horns and lawn chairs are prohibited.

If it rains the ceremony will be moved to the City College Harry West Gymnasium on Park Boulevard (across from San Diego High School).

Graduation is a big deal. Everything that the graduates have worked for will finally pay off. It’s time to celebrate accomplishments, all-nighters, struggles, finished workloads, and passing. Congratulations graduates and best of luck!

For more information about graduation and directions, visit www.sdcity.edu/Portals/0/About/OfficesAndAdministration/Graduation/2013/3190_Graduation_Information_2013.pdf