Every graduate and guest attending Commencement will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. (Test must be taken after 6 p.m on Monday May 16, 2022.)
Here’s how to provide proof:
a. Vaccination: Bring your vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card, or a screenshot from the state’s COVID-19 database. “Vaccination” is defined as both shots of Pfizer/Moderna or a single Johnson & Johnson; a booster shot is not required to attend Commencement.
b. Negative COVID-19 test: Students and employees who test at the Locke Lounge on the Delta College campus can bring a printout with their test result, or the confirmation they receive via email. More information about Locke Lounge testing, including hours of operation, is available here. Guests are not eligible to test at Locke Lounge, but may provide either a printout or electronic record from a third-party testing center, including the one at the Shima parking lot on the Delta College campus. A list of other third-party test centers is available here. Guests and graduates also have the option of administering a take-home test; just take a photo of the negative result and bring it to the Arena on your device. Graduates will receive two take-home tests when they pick up their caps and gowns at the Bookstore, and can obtain more take-home tests at the Delta College Health Center in Locke.
These COVID-19 protocol apply to all guests who are eligible for vaccination, including children 5 years and older. For more details about COVID-19 vaccination guidelines for children, please click here.
Please remember masks are required indoors in accordance with College policies.
If you are sick or have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been in contact with someone known to be or suspected to have been infected with COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or are subject to a quarantine or isolation order, please stay home and do not attend the ceremony.
Given these COVID-19 protocol, we strongly recommend that you plan ahead! We recommend guests park and arrive at the venue at least 2 hours before Commencement, as there may be lines to enter the facility. Please be sure to have your proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test documentation handy and ready to display. If you come to rehearsal, you will be able to get cleared a day earlier, receive a bracelet so that you have easier access to the Arena on Commencement Day.
Guests should also have their tickets readily available.