Picture of City Graduate


Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022

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

Location: Balboa Park Organ Pavillion 

If you are completing your degree and/or certificate requirements by this spring 2022 or summer 2022, you must Apply to Graduate through your mysdccd portal.  

Important Graduation Deadline Dates 2022

February 15, 2022

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, 2022

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

April 30, 2022

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



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).


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

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. 


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

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.