Pasadena City College to host pandemic-friendly ‘car memorisation’
IN OUR SCHOOLS
In a decades-old annual tradition, more than 1,000 graduates and their families will come to Pasadena City College in June to celebrate the end of their studies.
Except this year, they won’t get out of their car.
Through Alex Boekelheide
PCC to host its first “Car-mmencement” graduation celebration saturday 12 june, producing a unique experience to honor its graduates. A line of successful student cars will parade the Colorado Blvd campus, replacing speeches and ceremonies with selfies and celebrations.
The event highlights classes for 2020 and 2021. Last year’s class did not have an opening ceremony due to closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pasadena City College Superintendent / President Erika Endrijonas said:
Everyone at PCC is delighted to welcome our students back to campus – and we are even more delighted to see them set off on their next adventure. The past 15 months have been unlike anything we expected, and we know our students have been hit harder than anyone. We are so proud to have helped them complete their education in the face of this pandemic. “
When the festivities begin at 9:00 a.m., student vehicles will enter campus from Del Mar Boulevard. They weave their way through the PCC parking lots, past its career education programs and the Alumni Resource Center. fighters, along the pool, past Lancers Pass and live student music and dance groups, across the Quad, and finally stop for an unforgettable photoshoot in front of the iconic Horace Mann building facing the Colorado Blvd. Professors, staff and supporters will line the course to applaud and celebrate the students’ achievements.
The event is planned with particular attention to COVID-19 regulations and public safety guidelines. Pre-registration for the ceremony closed on May 24 and no participants by car will be allowed. Participants are limited to a car of family or friends, and all visitors must remain seated for the duration of the parade. The CCP encourages every member of the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but does not require vaccination. Therefore, face masks covering the nose and mouth should be worn whenever car windows are opened.
The event will be broadcast live on youtube.com/pcclancer. For more information, visit pasadena.edu/commencement.
Alex Boekelheide is the Special Assistant to the Superintendent / President of Pasadena City College.