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Commencement Information for Guests

Get ready for the big day!

To help us honor the Class of 2024 and make the commencement ceremony a memorable occasion for all of our guests, here are a few tips for your comfort, convenience and safety.

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Getting to campus

Each year, commencement is held at CCBC Essex.

Commencement takes place outdoors by the Wellness and Athletic Center.

CCBC Essex is located off Baltimore Beltway (695) Exit 34 (Rosedale). At Exit 34, turn onto Maryland Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) heading towards White Marsh. Proceed one-quarter mile and turn left onto Rossville Boulevard. The campus is approximately one mile on the right adjacent to the Franklin Square Hospital Center.

MTA Bus Routes to CCBC Essex:

Graduates, faculty and staff participating in the ceremony are encouraged to arrive early.

Note to CCBC faculty/staff, drivers with disabilities, senior attendees and VIPs: Enter the campus from Rossville Boulevard and remain in the right lane. Turn right onto Division Lane and then turn right onto Alpha Bay. Continue straight, crossing South Lane and continuing on College Drive South.

Free parking is available throughout the campus.

All lots will be open to the general public at 8 a.m. Individuals with limited mobility and/or requiring assistance will be directed to designated parking upon arrival at the Rossville Boulevard entrance to the campus. These vehicles should enter using the right lane.

CCBC Public Safety officers will be accommodating in evaluating parking requests when permits are not displayed (as in the case of an elderly or infirm individual who cannot walk a long distance). Such persons may also be dropped off at the Dome Spur (Wellness and Athletics Center) before the vehicle is parked.

The following lots are closest to the commencement ceremony venue:

  • Lot 2: Faculty and staff, special guests, accessible overflow parking
  • Lot 3: Accessible parking
  • Lot 4: VIP and open/general parking
  • Lots 1, 5, 6 and 7: Open/general parking

Following the ceremony, exit the campus at the direction of CCBC Public Safety personnel.

Map of ceremony location:

During the event:


For additional info, contact:

CCBC Commencement Team