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Commencement Ceremony 2017

   Friday, June 1, 2018

Ceremony Starts at 6:00pm​

 Location: Vazquez Promenade

Participating students MUST​ be present for commencement instructions June 1st at 4:30pm in H-106



Who is eligible to participate in commencement?​

  • Students who  have already earned their degree or have submitted a Petition to Graduate for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 or Summer 2​​018, are eligible to participate in Commencement 2018.

Do my family and friends need tickets to attend the commencement ceremony?

  • No, tickets are not required to attend the commencement ceremony.​

Do my family and friends attending the ceremony need to pay for parking?

  •  No, SCC security will not be citing for parking passes during the ceremony. 

Who should I contact regarding a guest or participant who​ has special needs?

  • ​​​​If a guest or participant has any special needs, please contact 714-628-4932.​

How d​o I sign-up to participate?

  • All students wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony must register at the SCC Hawk Bookstore beginning May 1.

What is the academic dress to participate in the commencement ceremony?​

  • All graduates participating in the Santiago Canyon College Commencement Ceremony must wear approved academic attire , which may be purchased through the SCC Hawk Bookstore. The cost is $35.00 plus tax.  If you make other arrangements for your cap and gown you must still register at the SCC Hawk Bookstore.
  • Cap, gown, and tassels can be purchased from the bookstore during 2017 Grad Fair March 15 or in ​the SCC Hawk Bookstore May 1 - June 9. Cap and gown must both be BLACK or you will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
  • The  SCC Hawk Bookstore is ready to assist you. Please visit during the hours below, or call us at 714.628.4736.  Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Credit card holders must be present at time of purchase.
SCC Hawk Bookstore Hours
Monday through Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Will I receive my diploma at the commencement ceremony?

  • Unfortunately, diplomas will not be given at the commencement ceremony. 
  • Diplomas will be mailed out a few months after the semester for which you are petitioning ends.  Please make sure your address is up-to-date with the Admissions and Records Office to ensure arrival of your diploma.

Do I qualify for Academic Honors?

  • Students who have CUMULATIVE GPA of 3.5 or above in all coursework (including courses transferred from another institution)​ will qualify fir the following honors;
  • 3.5 to 3.79 - With Honors
  • 3.80 to 3.99 - With High Honors 
  • 4.0 - With Highest Honors
  • If you qualify for Academic Honors, please pick up your gold tassel at the SCC bookstore when you pick up cap and gown

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students GPA are calculated through the Fall 2017 is used to determine academic honors for commencement

Will there be a photographer?​

  • A professional photographer will photograph each graduate as they receive their diploma
  • A FREE proof will be emailed or mailed to graduates at no obligation. Address cards will be provided at the Bookstore when purchasing caps and gowns
Participating students MUST be present for commencement instructions June 1 at 4:30pm in H-106
 For additional information about Commencement 2018, please call 714-628-4932
Click here to download Commencement 2017 Information letter