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Virtual Commencement

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021

Time: Ceremony start at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Click Here

*Due to state restrictions on large gatherings, there is a hold on this year's in-person Commencement Ceremony. We urge all students to pay attention to their emails and register to participate in our Virtual Commencement Ceremony. The following information is available in case state restrictions change in the future.

If you are completing your degree and/or certificate requirements by this spring 2021 or summer 2021, you must Apply to Graduate through your mysdccd portal.   

Friday, May 21, 2021- Graduation Drive Thru Event Photos - Click here



All graduates that participate in the Virtual Ceremony will have the opportunity to receive free graduation regalia (cap, tassel and gown), from San Diego City College while supplies last.


Graduates must complete the Graduation Survey sent to your email and also create & submit a Ceremony slide on the Marching Orders portal to be eligible to receive the regalia.


If you feel that you haven't received the survey or your graduation status has changed, please email sdcitygraduation@gmail.com


Important Graduation Deadline Dates 2021

February 14, 2021
 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation for students transferring to a CSU in Fall 2021 who are completing an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

March 15, 2021 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation and ensure your name will be included in the commencement program. **Students filing after this date, but before April 30, 2021 will still be Spring 2021 graduates, but their name may not be in the Commencement Program.

April 30, 2021 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation and be a Spring 2021 graduate. Students filing after this date will be a Summer 2021 graduate.

SUMMER 2021:
July 31, 2021
 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation and be a Summer 2021 graduate.  Students filing after this date will be Fall 2021 graduates.

 **IGETC: June 30, 2021 - In order for students to meet the UC IGETC Certification deadline, students must submit their online petition to the college Evaluations through the online system by the last business day in June.

Expect your official diploma via U.S. mail within eight weeks after the end of the semester (see schedule below). Diplomas are issued after completion and verification of graduation requirements and sent to name and address on record (refer to San Diego Community College District Catalog “Graduation” for complete information).

Submit a Petition for Graduation at:

Apply for Graduation though your student portal at https://myportal.sdccd.edu. 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 contact the Counseling Office or go to http://studentweb.sdccd.edu/evaluations and click on the graduation link. 


Virtual Commencement 2020

Congratulations City College Class of 2020 on your achievement! To view the virtual commencement, please click on either link below.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/R560AfD1JX0 

Marching Orders link: https://vgrad.z19.web.core.windows.net/sdcity/i/index.html 

May 2020 Commencement Booklet 

Downloadable PDF here.