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​Times at a Glance

4 p.m. –​ SMC graduates check in at the Pavilion. Entrance gates to Corsair Field open.

6 p.m. – Processional, entrance march for all graduates begins

​Order of Ceremonies

Prelude

Processional

Salutation

Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery
Superintendent/President Santa Monica College

Welcome

Dr. Andrew Walzer
Chair, Board of Trustees

Introduction of Special Guests

Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery
Superintendent/President

Faculty Challenge

Fran Chandler
President, SMC Academic Senate

Student Challenge

John Abughattas
Graduating Student

Introduction of Commencement Speaker

Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery
Superintendent/President

Commencement Address

Frank Stiefel

Graduation Announcements

Teresita Rodriguez
Vice President, Enrollment Development

Conferral of Degrees and Certificates

Board of Trustees

Presentation of the Class of 2017

Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery
Superintendent/President

Recessional

Alumni Association Reception​ at the Quad