2020 WCC Graduation

2020 WCC Graduation

Hello, Walnut Creek Campus families!

I hope that all of you are staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. As you know, we had planned to try to have an in-person ceremony on Aug. 11. After careful consideration of the current situation and safety guidelines, we have decided to change our graduation ceremony plan. The guidelines we would have had to follow in August would only allow for two guests per family, for example.

This is a joyous event for our families, and based on the number of programs that are distributed each year, we know that most Walnut Creek families would normally bring several guests to graduation. A seating chart would need to be enforced, and there would not have been room in the Staplin Performing Arts Center for staff to be present, etc., because of social distancing. These are just a few of the reasons why we felt we needed to change our plan.

A New Way to Celebrate

Starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, we will have five Walnut Creek senior families at a time enter the Staplin Performing Arts Center lobby.

  • Every family will be socially distanced from the other families.
  • Staff will be there to direct everyone.
  • Groups of students will be staggered every 15 minutes.
  • Only five families will be allowed into the Staplin Center lobby at a time. Others will be asked to wait 6 feet apart outside.
  • One family at a time will enter the left doors of the Staplin Center. Each student will have their name read and will walk across the stage to receive their diploma from Principal Davis.
  • Walnut Creek staff will be in the auditorium to cheer each student as they walk the stage.
  • A virtual video celebration is in the works to broadcast Aug. 11. See more details below!

Guest and Timing

  • Each graduate can bring up to five guests to watch them walk across the stage, take pictures, and cheer their accomplishment.
  • Graduates should wear their cap and gown.
  • Graduates will be assigned a time to arrive at the Staplin Center. Five families at a time will be directed inside the PAC lobby. IMPORTANT! Please arrive on time for your scheduled celebration.
  • One family will be in the auditorium at a time.
  • Your time in the Staplin Center should be no more than 30 minutes.

(More details below)

Photography and Videography