Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony

The list of Spring 2024 graduates will be generated after all petitions are received. To check your status please check with Admissions & Records.


Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 24, 2024
10:00am – 1:00pm

Graduation Rehearsal
Thursday, May 23, 2024


Laney College Eagles Football Stadium & Field House
900 Fallon
Oakland, CA 94607

RSVP for graduationThe list of Spring 2024 graduates will be generated after all petitions are received. To check your status please check with Admissions & Records.

Keynote Speaker

Annie Lam, Keynote SpeakerAnnie V. Lam, EdD, is the principal and founder of Lam Consulting Group.  For nearly 20 years, Dr. Lam has transformed organizations to create change by leveraging her extensive experience in the California Legislature, the non-profit sector, and the for- profit sector. She has scaled and transformed organizations working to expand the representation of women, system-impacted groups, and communities of color in the areas of electoral politics, public policy, and leadership.

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Graduates, Friends, & Family – Tickets are not required to attend the Class of 2024 Graduation!
See you there!

Purchase Regalia

On sale at the Laney Book Store, Student Center, 1st floor or order online.

Cap + Gown + Tassel, combo = approx. $61
Laney College Stole (standard design) =  approx. $27
Create a Customized Stole = starting at $49.95
Cap = approx. $ 7
Gown = approx. $ 32
Tassel = approx. $ 5
Honors Cord = approx. $ 8
Double Honors Cord = approx. $ 13
Honors Stole = approx. $ 25
Zipper Pull = approx. $10

Phi Theta Kappa – Graduation Regalia Store
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Graduation Schedule

  • 9 am – 9:45 am Graduate Check-In & Early Reception – Field House 
    • Pastries & light refreshments
    • Last-minute regalia purchases (subject to availability)
  • 9:45 – 10 am ALL Graduates Lineup! –  Field House 
  • 10 am – 1:00 pm Commencement Ceremony Starts – Football Stadium
    • Welcome Address & Speeches
    • Graduate Name-Reading, Accept Degree & pose for Grad photo
    • Conferring of Degrees/Certificates & Official Graduation acknowledgment!
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Graduation Celebration – Field House
    • Selfie Stations
    • Grad Gifts
    • Food
    • Music & Fun!


Q: How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?

A: If you filed your petition to graduate and it was approved by a counselor, you may participate in graduation.


Q: I am not sure if my name is on the Grad List, how can I ensure that my name will be called?

A:  Laney College does not read from a list of Graduates during the ceremony. Each graduate fills out a GRAD Card, complete with Name, Major/Degree/Certificate, and contact information.

You will hold this card until it is time for you to approach the stage. As you enter the stage you will give this card to the “Card Reader” and they will announce your name and awards as you walk towards the podium.


Q: Why do graduates need to arrive at Graduation at 9 am?

A: To have time to complete your GRAD Card, have a light breakfast, get last-minute regalia, and take a bathroom break before we enter the field, at 9:00 am sharp!


Q: When will I receive my degree/certificate?

A: Graduates may receive their degrees/certificates from the Office of Admissions & Records in August.


Q: What is the earliest that families/friends can arrive at Graduation?

A: Families may arrive at Graduation, and be seated as early as 9 am.


More information to come! Continue to check your student email and view the SACL Newsletter or view the Graduation 2024 webpage for updates!