Graduation Timelines & Important information for Commencement 2023-2024

Graduation Timelines & Important information for Commencement 2023-2024

January 16- March 15, 2024

Community Scholarship packets due to the Financial Aid Office by 4:30 PM

March 4 - April 12, 2024

Taft College Bookstore will be hosting a GRAD Fair from 8:00 AM through 5:00
PM. Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM through 1:00 PM. Receive a 10% discount on regalia packages with your student ID card with an active ASO sticker the first week of grad fair. Contact the TC Bookstore at 661.763.7731 for details.

April 12, 2024

Deadline to order cap and gown regalia packages. Place orders in the Taft
College Bookstore or online at
All orders placed after this date will incur an additional fee.

May 17, 2024

Regalia packages not pre-paid are available for pick-up in the Taft College Bookstore no later than 1:00 PM on May 17th, 2024.

May 17, 2024

5:30 – 5:45 PM – Commencement Check-In (poolside at Taft Union High School)
6:00 PM – Gates will open for guests
6:30 PM – Line up at the Martin Memorial Stadium – Taft Union High School
7:00 PM – Commencement begins

Important things to remember:

  • All graduates must be present if participating and must be dressed in their cap and gown
  • We recommend that you do not wear high heels
  • No tickets needed
  • First come, first served for parking and seating for all guests
  • Water will be provided to graduates

*Please review the commencement rehearsal instructional video available at the following link:

Stadium is located on San Emidio Street between Wildcat Way and 10th Street.
Here is a map showing important areas to be aware of on Graduation Day.