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2018 Ceremony to be held on Stadium (Siegert) Field

Due to continued rain and water-soaked fields, the graduation tent could not be installed. Even as the rain dissipates, the ground will not dry out sufficiently in time to safely install the tent.

Image: Siegert Field

After a thorough review of on-campus and off-campus alternatives, the best and safest solution has been determined:

  • The ceremony will take place on the stadium field (Siegert Field) without a tent.
  • Bleacher seating will be used for guest seating in the stadium and tickets will be required.
  • Guests are encouraged to prepare for sunny skies. Seat cushions will be permitted.
  • The simulcast will be held in the air-conditioned seating of the Pascal Theater for anyone who wishes to view the ceremony from there. No ticket is required for this location.
  • Parking for graduates will be in lots C&D.
  • Handicapped parking will be along the lower section of Lot D, closest to the Stadium entrance.
  • All other details of the event will remain the same.

Commencement Day

On Thursday, May 24, graduates MUST report to Jenkins Gymnasium no later than 5:30 p.m. for lineup and instructions. Allow adequate time to arrive on campus and park. Do not be late. There is no rehearsal for commencement. Signs posted on the doors of the gymnasium will direct graduates to the appropriate area.

Watch the Ceremony

The ceremony will be shown live in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts and air live on the college website and via AACC TV on Anne Arundel County cable channels 35 for Verizon FiOS (1960 for high definition), 95 on Comcast (995 high definition) and 95 Broadstripe (495 high definition). It also will air live on YouTube.

We look forward to celebrating our graduates’ achievements!