Moorpark College is excited to welcome families and friends of students participating in our 2020 Graduation ceremony! This page is intended to provide important information for guests regarding parking, directions, restrictions, special accommodations, and other topics. Any questions that are not answered on this page can be directed to MC Student Activities Office at +1 (805) 378-1434.
Moorpark College's 2020 graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Upper Campus Stage Quad. The ceremony location can be seen on this MC campus map. You can also view the ceremony site on Google maps here.
There is no limit to the number of guests a graduating student may invite, but we do urge families and friends to arrive early to secure the best seating possible. There will be designated photo areas for guests to take pictures of their students, but guests may not stand in any areas that obstruct others' views.
Parking on campus is free for the day, and we invite your guests to park in any student or guest parking lots. We recommend guests try to park in any of the upper-campus parking lots, such as Lot C, Lot B, Lot D, Lot E, or Lot A. Other parking lots on campus will be accessible but will require a significant walk up the hill to the ceremony site. More information about parking lots is available on the Upper Campus Map.
Moorpark College strives to provide wheelchair and companion seating to guests with disabilities. However, please note that seating for the graduation ceremony is available on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to availability. We recommend arriving well in advance of the ceremony to ensure a larger selection of seating options. Volunteer ushers will be available the day of the event to assist with any other matters.
To view a campus map with the handicap parking lots and handicap seating identified, click here.
Every year Moorpark College offers a live-stream of the ceremony, which you can watch on the Moorpark College Film, Media, and Television (FTMA) YouTube page.
Information on what is or isn't permissible to bring to the ceremony
Drugs and alcohol are not allowed! MC is a smoke-free campus, so smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco or unregulated nicotine products (like e-cigarettes) is prohibited on or within the MC campus. Students or guests cannot bring firearms, fireworks, or loud noise-makers to the ceremony. Balloons are permitted, though we ask that guests carrying balloons be considerate of the other guests around them and not obstruct their vision.
Only service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are permitted on campus during the MC Graduation ceremony.
The ceremony will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Additionally, the live-stream on the Film, Media, and Television (FTMA) YouTube page will feature live captioning for our hearing-impaired viewers.
GradImages will be taking professional photos of your graduates as they cross the stage. A proof of the photo will be emailed to your graduate for the option to purchase the image.
Out-of-town guests may wish to stay at any of these local hotels (none of which are endorsed by Moorpark College):
- Courtyard Ventura Simi Valley (website)
191 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (4.2 miles from campus)
- Grand Vista Hotel (website)
999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (4.7 miles from campus)
- Best Western Posada Royale Hotel (website)
1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (4.7 miles from campus)
- Holiday Inn Express Simi Valley (website)
2550 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (5.8 miles from campus)
- Motel 6 Thousand Oaks (website)
1516 Newbury Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (13.6 miles from campus)
- Westlake Village Inn (website)
31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361 (14.5 miles from campus)
- Residence Inn Los Angeles Westlake Village (website)
30950 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village, CA 91362 (14.8 miles from campus)
- Four Seasons Westlake Village (website)
Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362 (14.9 miles from campus)
- Courtyard by Marriott Camarillo (website)
4994 Verdugo Way, Camarillo, CA 93012 (14.9 miles from campus)