Commencement Ceremony Information

Graduating from college is a significant milestone that marks the end of one chapter in your life and the beginning of another.  Otero College is proud to be a part of you and your family’s journey and look forward to celebrating with you during the upcoming Commencement Ceremony. On this page you will find important Commencement day information for graduates and family members.

Commencement Ceremony & Nurse Pinning Livestream

Otero College 2023 Graduation FAQ

Nurse Pinning – Traditional & Non-Traditional
Thursday, May 4, 2023
McDivitt Center Gymnasium
5:00 PM

Saturday, May 6, 2023
McDivitt Center Gymnasium
10:00 AM

Law Enforcement Academy
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Student Center – Rizzuto Banquet Room
10:00 AM

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Front of McDivitt Gym
4:00 PM

You will receive your cap & gown at rehearsal on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 4 PM
You do not need to return your graduation regalia, it is yours to keep.

Doors open – 1 hour prior to the start of ceremony.
Tickets – No tickets required for entrance into any of the ceremonies
Limit – There is no limit to the number of guests for each graduate.
Accessible Seating – Located in designated area on the gym floor.

Otero will provide a photographer to take graduate photos during the ceremony. The photos will be available on the Otero website after the ceremony.

Student Center – Rizzuto Banquet Room
9:00 AM
Please report dressed in your graduation regalia and appropriate attire.

Your Otero transcript is your OFFICIAL academic record.
To order your transcript: 

Ceremony Location & Parking Map

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