Map of Central Campus parking lot, showing the planned route for graduates. Photo: OCCC

After a long year of Zoom classes, Oregon Coast Community College will be holding the 2021 commencement ceremony at the Central County Campus in Newport; with a twist! This event will take place on Friday, June 11th, as a drive-through graduation. Cleverly dubbed a “car-mencement,” graduates and up to three guests will take the route shown in the photo, allowing the graduate to get out and receive their diploma cover, get their photo taken, and then safely exit the parking lot. Any other interested friends and family will be able to watch the exciting event live-streamed over Zoom or the college Facebook page at 6 pm. All graduates will be emailed a keepsake video, available by June 28, 2021. More information for graduates can be found on OCCC’s graduation commencement webpage

For OCCC staff and faculty interested in volunteering with the celebration, please email with inquiries as to what is still needed. Congratulations to all of the 2021 Oregon Coast Community College graduates!