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Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023 
Time: Ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. / Check in at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park

Will you join us? Please click here to confirm participation at Commencement Ceremony and share about your City student experience.

Additional details below, including rehearsal information, ordering your cap & gown, and more. You can also click here to review our list of Frequently Asked Questions. In the meantime, feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs at (619) 388-3498 or via email at

Commencement Rehearsal

Date: Monday, May 15, 2023 
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: A-Building Patio

2023 Commencement Celebrations

We want to celebrate you! Click here for a list of 2023 Commencement Celebrations. These events are hosted by City College programs and departments that represent our multiple, diverse communities at City. 

To Order Cap & Gown Regalia from the San Diego City College Bookstore:

Commencement 2023 regalia will be provided free to San Diego City College students. Please review the information below for instructions.

Students can visit the San Diego City Bookstore in person, bring your Student ID card or valid picture ID (have SID# ready) to the bookstore to request a free cap and gown. You can also place an online order, visit the City Bookstore webpage, however, you will need to pay the $10.00 shipping fee. 

Want to Decorate Your Grad Cap and Stand Out at Graduation?

Join us on Tuesday, May 16 from 11am to 3pm in front of the Bookstore to decorate your cap. Art supplies will be provided. However, if you have something special, feel free to bring it a long!

Have You Checked Your Graduation Status?

You may view your graduation status by logging into mySDCCD ( and going to the My Academics section, loctaed on the left-hand side of your student portal.

Graduation Deadlines

Graduation is not automatic upon completion of requirements.

Feb 15, 2023

Deadline to apply for Graduation for students completing an Associate Degree for Transfer and transferring to a CSU in Fall 2023.

March 15, 2023

Deadline to apply for Graduation and ensure that your name appears in the official commencement program.

April 30, 2023

Deadline to apply for Graduation for students completing an associate degree in Spring 2023.

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 next to your program/major name. Please note that if you do not see your degree and/or certificate displayed, please meet with a counselor to add or remove the appropriate academic plan(s). 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. If you have any questions regarding your submission of your petition, please contact our Evaluations Office or go to and click on the graduation link. For more information regarding your academic plan, please contact the Counseling Department or go to

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


2023 Commencement Program

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