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Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: Ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. / Check in at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Balboa Park Organ Pavilion 

Congratulations Class of 2022! If you are completing your degree and/or certificate requirements by the Spring or Summer 2022 terms, you must Apply to Graduate through your MySDCCD portal. Additional information below in the "Submit a Petition" section.

Commencement Program

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Graduation Deadlines

February 15

Deadline to file an Application for Graduation for students transferring to a CSU in Fall 2022 who are completing an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T).

March 15

Deadline to file an Application for Graduation and ensure their name will be included in the commencement program.

April 30

Deadline to file an Application for Graduation and be a Spring graduate.  Students filing after this date will be Summer graduates.

Graduation Regalia - Free Cap and Gown!

Get your cap and gown at no cost for Commencement 2022! San Diego City College will be paying the cost for your cap and gown. Please visit or contact the City College Bookstore to pick up your cap and gown. Click here to see the bookstore in-person open hours and contact information.

Additional graduation items are available for sale:

  • City Sash $44.95
  • Kente Grad Sash $50.00
  • Honors Cord $15.95
  • Raza Sash $50.00
  • Veteran Cord (Please contact Veterans Office at

Submit a Petition for Graduation

Apply for graduation though your MySDCCD portal. Under My Academics on the left-hand side of your student portal, click Apply for Graduation. Be sure to click SUBMIT at the end. Students must complete a minimum of 12 degree applicable units at the college granting the associate degree. For more information, please contact the Counseling Office or go to and click on the graduation link. 

Official Diploma

Expect your official diploma via U.S. mail within eight weeks after the end of the semester. Diplomas are issued after completion and verification of graduation requirements and sent to name and address on record.

2022 Graduation Events

Please click here to access the list of other San Diego City College graduation events. Some events may require special invitations for those who are eligible to participate.

Past Graduations