Commencement Ambassador

Become a Commencement Ambassador

Capture Commencement Memories

May 18 is a day of celebration for OCC students gaining their degrees and certificates. From getting ready, to walking the stage and accepting your degree, to celebrating with your family - it’s a day you capture. You’re already going to be posting, so why not share your content with OCC?

As a 2024 Commencement Ambassador, you’ll tag OCC in your Instagram stories on Commencement Day and create a reel or TikTok sharing your experience.

Why Become a Commencement Ambassador?

Graduates who successfully apply and fulfill the requirements will receive:

  • FREE graduation photo package - includes a professional graduation photo and prints
  • OCC prize pack
  • Content creation experience and opportunity to be seen by a larger audience
  • Showing off your accomplishments - you’ve earned it!

Commencement from Your Point of View

Here are just some examples of the type of content you can share with us, in an Instagram reel or stories:

  • Get ready with me for commencement
  • Decorating your graduation cap
  • Lip sync or dance to a trending sound in your cap and gown
  • Take clips throughout the day and compile them into one video
  • Shoutout to a professor or influential person – and why! How did they change your OCC journey/your career goals?
    • Bonus points to involve the person in the video!
  • Introduce yourself and say “my name is __ I’m graduating today from OCC with a degree in ____”
  • Cap throwing
  • Turning your tassel
  • Capturing overall excitement
  • Selfies with friends in cap and gown
  • Moments with family – like celebrating after commencement
  • Talk about barriers you’ve overcome to achieve this degree – what does it mean to you?
  • Share your favorite OCC memory
  • Any ideas you have - this is your day!


  • Must have an active Instagram account
  • Follow @occollege on Instagram
  • Private accounts must allow OCC to follow for the duration of Commencement
  • Tag @occollege in all Instagram posts and stories
  • Keep post captions clean and focused on OCC’s Commencement Day and your achievements
  • Any sounds used in reels should be appropriate
  • Use hashtag #occgrad2024 in your posts

Apply Today

Email with your:

  • Instagram handle (required)
  • TikTok (optional)
  • What ceremony you’re going to: 10 am, 2pm
  • Degree you’re receiving
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number (we’ll need to communicate via text throughout the day)

The deadline to apply is April 29, 2024.