Commencement weekend is promised to be filled with memorable moments and opportunities to reminisce with your graduate. Guests may attend Commencement free of charge, no RSVP required.
Commencement will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7:00pm at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Graduates must report to the Gila Ridge Hawks Gym promptly at 6:00pm. Processional begins at 6:40pm under the leadership of the Grand Marshal.
Security will inspect all bags. Backpacks are prohibited. Balloons, silly string, and noisemakers are prohibited. Gila Ridge High School and Veterans Memorial Stadium are tobacco-free.
Ceremony Time – The Commencement Ceremony begins at 7pm, ending at approximately 9pm. Please plan to arrive early to be seated in time for the processional of graduates, which starts at 6:40pm. You are welcome on the field following the recession of the platform party and graduates. During the ceremony, guests are not permitted to approach the stage to take photos, present gifts, or congratulate graduates.
Seating – To accommodate the growing number of graduates and guests in attendance, two LED display screens will allow closer viewing for guests in the east and west bleachers.
Ceremony Recording – The Commencement Ceremony is recorded by AWC TV Services. You may pre-order your copy of the this year's Commencement Ceremony DVD through the AWC Foundation at foundation.azwestern.edu. Stream the ceremony live at azwestern.edu/live.
May temperatures in Yuma are warm. Please dress accordingly.
Lost and Found – Please call (928) 314-9500 for any lost and found items.
Flowers and Water – Flowers and water will be available for purchase at the Commencement venue. A variety of floral options will be available.
*To Request ADA Accommodation for the Arizona Western College, NAU Yuma, UA Yuma, and ASU Yuma Commencement Ceremony contact email@example.com or call (928) 344-7674 by Monday, May 7th at noon.
Find out more information at azwestern.edu/graduation.
Admission and Additional Details
Veterans Memorial Stadium
7150 E. 24th St. Yuma, AZ 85365