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For Faculty

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The 2017 Commencement for Norco College is fast approaching. As has come to be our tradition to celebrate this special occasion, the Associated Faculty of Norco College will host a reception for faculty from 4:00 to 5:15pm. The reception willbe held in the Brenda and William Davis Center for Student Success Building in the Upper Lounge.  During thereception several individuals including Mr. Bob Prior, Associated Faculty President and Dr. Jim Thomas, Academic Senate Vice President, will make brief remarks.

Following the reception, please allow time to dress in your academic regalia and make your way to the stairwell near the
Corral for the annual faculty photograph. A robing room will be provided in CSS‐205 and you will be able to secure any
non‐valuable items (sweaters, jackets, etc.) in CSS‐203 to be retrieved immediately after the ceremony. Thank you for
making other arrangements to secure valuable items such as purses, wallets, grade books, etc.

After the photo is taken a cadre of your steadfast deans will assist you in forming the lines to process to the soccer field.
Dr. Jason Parks, Dr. Kevin Fleming, Dr. Gustavo Oceguera, and Dr. Koji Uesugi will be at the ready to assist you; keep your eyes open for us. If you require transportation to the soccer field, please contact Dean Mark Hartley by June 5th so
that arrangements can be made.

There will be bottled water at the faculty reception. Feel free to bring a bottle of water with you onto the soccer field for
the ceremony. Please note, no water will be provided on the field.

We will begin to process to the soccer field in our appointed lines at 5:45p.m. As in past years, the procession will be led
by your Academic Senate, followed by the faculty, and then college administrators. The district administ rators and
honored guests will follow onto the field.

As tradition dictates, we will form two lines to greet, congratulate, and applaud our students as they process forward onto
the field. Following the student processional, you will move forward and take your seats behind the students.

For the recessional, please take your signals from Dr. Jason Parks, Dr. Kevin Fleming, Dr. Gustavo Oceguera, and Dr. Koji Uesugi so that we all leave in an orderly manner.

If you are aware that any of your students cannot afford to purchase a cap and gown for the event, please have the student
contact Mark Hartley as soon as possible.

This is a very important occasion in the lives of our students. On behalf of the college administrator and staff teams, we
look forward to sharing this special occasion with you.


  1. Commencement Ceremony Venue (Soccer Field)
  2. Rehearsal Venue (WEQ W6 & W7)
  3. Parking Designated for Guests with Disabilities (Parking Lot S)
  4. Faculty/Staff Parking (Parking Lot D)
  5. Board of Trustees & Dignitaries Parking (Parking Lot C)