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2017 Commencement

Have you applied for Graduation?

If not, please visit the Grossmont Graduation website to apply.

The Last Day to Apply for Spring 2018 Degree/Certificate is March 9, 2018!!!

Dear Grossmont College Student:

If you are planning on participating in the 57th Annual Grossmont College Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 7, 2018 you must present a valid Grossmont College Student I.D. or a California State I.D. at the time of check in.

Students without a valid Grossmont College Student I.D. or California State I.D. WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE in the Graduation Ceremony.

Student Identification Cards and replacement cards are free and available as part of the registration process in the Admissions and Records office located in Building 10.

Check in time for Commencement will begin at 3:30PM (Front of Bldg. 60/Griffin Center, facing the Main Quad and Bookstore). The Ceremony begins promptly at 5:30PM.

Please be sure to bring your valid Grossmont College Student I.D. or California State I.D. to ensure a memorable experience.

Thank You,

Grossmont College, Student Affairs

Commencement Information


  • Thursday, June 7, 2018, 5:30pm - Main Quad


  • You may begin purchasing your Graduation Products at the Bookstore starting Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (subject to change). You may purchase your cap, gown and tassel up through the date of commencement but it is highly recommended that you purchase your items by Friday, May 25, 2018, 2:00pm.

  • Bookstore hours: Monday thru Thursday, 7:30am - 7:00pm and Friday, 7:30am - 2:00pm.

  • Students that meet honors requirements are identified on the Cap and Gown list at the Bookstore.

  • Participants check in and robe (Front entrance to Bldg. 60, facing the Main Quad and the Bookstore) promptly at 3:30pm. Students wishing to participate in Commencement must provide a valid Photo I.D. (CA Driver's License or Student I.D.) NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Photo I.D. will be checked at the door, no tickets are needed to participate.

  • Students will be issued an armband bracelet upon checking in with a valid Photo I.D.

  • Students without a campus issued bracelet will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

  • Please wear dark shoes and dress comfortably since it may be warm.

  • Note: Personal items should be left with family or friends since there is no secured area.


  • Grossmont College emblematic merchandise and college ring ordering information will be available in the Bookstore.

  • The Bookstore will be open on Commencement Day.

  • Please turn off or silence all cell phones.

  • Parking will be available free of charge in Student Parking Lots 1, 5, & 7.

  • Disabled parking will be available in lots 1, 5, and the staff lot closest to the Bus Stop.

  • Please plan to arrive early for parking and seating and expect traffic delays.  The ceremony should last between two and two and a half hours.


  • Grad Images Photography will provide professional photographs for your individual purchase.

  • Guests are invited to photograph the processional in designated areas only.

*NO SMOKING ALLOWED* Grossmont College is a non-smoking campus.
Smoking and/or other tobacco use is prohibited. (GCCCD Board Policy 3560)

*Service Animals and Other Animals on District Property* The District will allow an individual with a disability to use a service dog or miniature horse in District facilities and on District campuses in compliance with state and federal law. (GCCCD Board Policy 3440)

Commencement Information is available at 619-644-3550 or by calling the Student Affairs Office at 619-644-7600

Last Updated: 02/14/2018
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