SCC’s Grad Bash and Commencement Ceremony to Recognize 2024 Graduates

Friday, March 1, 2024
SCC Grad Bash 2024
Students at SCC Commencement

Grad Bash – May 2, 2024

Graduating students are invited to attend SCC’s special Grad Bash 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., May 2, at Two Waters Circle.

Come mingle with your fellow grads, faculty, and alumni at this awesome event. There will be a live DJ and great music, a cap decorating station (so bring your cap with you!), SCC swag giveaways, delicious snacks, and photo opportunities with your favorite mascot, Artie the Artichoke!

We invite students, friends, and family to share their graduation experiences and messages of congratulations by posting on the live SCC Social Wall during this event. Graduating students are encouraged to wear their cap and gown.

Representatives from Student Affairs will be available to answer all of your questions about the Commencement ceremony.

SCC Commencement Ceremony – May 9, 2024

The formal 2024 Commencement proceedings to recognize all graduating students will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, near Scottsdale. The event will be live-streamed so that all family, friends, and loved ones will have the opportunity to attend. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


Important information for all attendees (graduates, please share this section with your guests!):

Location & Parking:

  • Graduates and guests can access free parking via the main entrance at 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  • Many visitors will need to park in the overflow parking lot, which is a short walk on uneven surfaces to the stadium. Please plan accordingly.
  • While we make every effort to secure ample parking for those with disabilities, these spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and tend to fill up fast.
  • There will also be drop-off locations near the main entrance to the stadium.

Graduate Check-In:

  • Takes place between 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Graduates will proceed to the Pepsi Patio, located on the rooftop. Graduates should arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.

Personal Items:

  • Graduates, please leave all personal items with your guests (as there’s no place to store items during the ceremony).


  • Please come dressed in your SCC GOLD cap & gown. The SCC gold cap & gown is required in order to participate in the ceremony. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking across a grass field during the ceremony, as well as going up and down stairs.


  • Guests, please plan to arrive and be in your seats by 6:30 p.m. to ensure you don’t miss any part of the ceremony!

Important – The following items are not allowed at Commencement:

  • Outside food or drink (note, concession stands will be open)
  • Air horns
  • Confetti and other materials that will leave a mess or be disruptive
  • Guns and firearms

View the Livestream of SCC's In-person Commencement (Link will be added May 9, 2024)

If you are planning to participate in Commencement, you must register by March 31, 2024. Check your Maricopa email account for your invitation to participate and complete the registration process.

Order your Cap & Gown by March 31, 2024.

Celebrate your achievement on SCC’s Social Wall – May 1-30, 2024

Join the Artichoke Wall of Fame by posting on Twitter or Instagram using the dedicated hashtag #ArtichokeGrad for all SCC commencement-related posts. The Artichoke Grad 2024 Social Wall will be live from May 1 through May 30 (see below).

Anyone can post directly to the Social Wall even if they do not have a social media account. Click the green "Add a post" button on the upper left of the Social Wall, or text an image and/or message to 1-323-688-5551 (all standard messaging rates from your provider apply). Friends and family are invited to post to the Social Wall from their social media accounts or by using one of the methods above. Posts will appear after review.

For more information, please email [email protected] or phone (480) 423-6100.

Additional SCC graduation information