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Letter to Graduates from the Vice President

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Dear Allan Hancock College Graduates,

Congratulations on completing your degree at Allan Hancock College, joining thousands of Bulldog alumni!

You are invited to participate in the college’s 103rd annual commencement that will take place on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. College graduation is a memorable occasion, not only for you, but also for your family and friends. Your success represents sacrifice, commitment, hard work, and the determination to create more career and personal options for your future. The faculty and staff of Allan Hancock College are honored to have been a part of your journey. Now, it's time to be recognized!  

The 2024 Allan Hancock College Commencement will be held on the football field on the Santa Maria campus. As graduates, you will walk across the stage, receive your diploma, and have your picture taken. Friends and families will be able to watch from the field or live online

The ceremony begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Graduates must check-in at Grad Central which opens at 8 a.m. Please refer to the graduation map.

Graduations are public events and by participating in graduation, it is possible that the media or other photographers may capture video or pictures of you that will appear in newspapers, social media, college publications, or on television newscasts. 

We look forward to celebrating with you on May 24, 2024!

Genevieve Siwabessy, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services


For more commencement information please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3650.