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 Welcome to Commencement 2020!
Thursday, June 4, 2020
5 p.m. Pacific Time



This has been a challenging academic year in many ways, but the Class of 2020 has risen to the occasion. Celebrating your graduation will provide yet one more opportunity for you to show the world your resilience and perseverance! 

In accordance with the CDC guidelines for large events and mass gatherings, Grossmont College has cancelled our annual in person Commencement exercise. At Grossmont College, the health and well-being of our graduates, students, faculty, and staff is our top priority.

We remain committed to honoring the achievements of our graduates.

Grossmont College will hold a virtual ceremony June 4, 2020 at 5pm.

What is a virtual ceremony?

A virtual ceremony has many of the same components of a live ceremony, which you and your guests will view online. During the ceremony, your name will be announced as your photo and a slide, personalized by each graduate, are displayed. 

For questions, please contact

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Before the Ceremony

How to participate in Commencement

Application for Graduation: All candidates must file an Application for Graduation with the Admissions & Records Office by Friday, March 6, 2020 to ensure that their name is in the commencement program. Candidates will be notified about their graduation status.

Eligible Participants: Students who have applied for graduation with the Admissions & Records Office for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020 and are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Name Verification: In order to ensure the correct spelling of your name in the commencement program and on your diploma, you are advised to check the accuracy on your graduation application.

HAVE QUESTIONS? Please visit the Grossmont Graduation website to apply.



Grad-Info-Session.jpgGraduation Info Session Slides

Register for the virtual ceremony: and create your personal slide. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  

Participation in the virtual ceremony is completely voluntary, however, we encourage all graduates to participate. If you do not wish to participate in the virtual ceremony, you do not need to do anything further. Only graduates who register to participate in the virtual ceremony will have a personalized slide. If a graduate does not personalize a slide, their name and degree or certificate information will be displayed on a non-personalized slide just as it will be listed in the published commencement program.

FERPA Disclaimer: By completing and submitting a graduation slide, your name, highest degree awarded/degree petitioned for, picture and personal message will be displayed publicly during the virtual ceremony and will remain searchable on the World Wide Web. 

If you do not wish to be listed in the virtual cermony please notify

For questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 619-644-7600 or

Honors and Special Recognition Graduates

Graduates receiving academic honors will be listed as such in the commencement ceremony program.

Those recognized in the program will have achieved one or more of the following distinctions:

  • Academic Distinction: cumulative GPA of 4.0 in all college coursework
  • Scholastic Honors: cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.99 in all college coursework

The commencement ceremony program will also include notations next to graduates’ names who are members in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa, awarded Students of Note, and military veterans.

Students should confirm their academic honors and special recognition status when they verify their name spelling on their graduation application.

HAVE QUESTIONS? Please visit the Grossmont Graduation website.

Caps, Gowns and Invitations

Students may purchase a cap, gown, and other graduation related items here:

Regalia will direct ship from Herff Jones to the student.  Diploma Covers will ship from the Grossmont Bookstore.  Pricing is the same as previous semesters: 

Cap Gown Tassel $35

Tassel only $5

Diploma Cover $12.50 

Honors cords $10

We are currently offering FREE Shipping on ANY orders via our website, Textbooks or General Merchandise and School Spirit Apparel at

Shipments will be mailed out to students every Monday.

Please Note: students are not required to purchase a cap, gown, stole, cords, or any other graduation memorabilia for the virtual ceremony.

HAVE QUESTIONS? Please contact the Bookstore at 619-644-7674.

Disabilities, Medical and Special Needs

Closed captioning of the virtual ceremony will be available.

Graduates who need assistance (mobility, sign language interpretation, accessible formats, etc.) must contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 619-644-7112 NO LATER THAN Thursday, May 21, 2020 to request accommodations. Please note: The college does not provide Personal Care Attendants.

Viewing the Ceremony

Virtual Participation 

The virtual ceremony will take place at 5pm, June 4, 2020.

A virtual ceremony has many of the same components of a live ceremony, which you and your guests will view online. During the ceremony, your name will be announced as your photo and a slide, personalized by each graduate, are displayed. 


During the Ceremony


Conferral of Degrees

Actual degrees are not issued during the virtual commencement ceremony. Degrees and certificates are awarded and posted to transcripts when grades are final, approximately one month after the term ends. Graduates will be notified via email. Printed diplomas will be mailed within the United Stated approximately three months after the semester ends. Please make sure your current address is on file. Replacement diplomas due to incorrect address on file is $15. The Graduation Address is separate from other addresses for the college and cannot be update through WebAdvisor. To update your information, please contact your Evaluations Advisor. Diplomas may be mailed internationally for a fee.

Outstanding Payments: Please note that if you have an outstanding obligation (such as fees or payments you still owe) to the college, we will not be able to release your diploma when it becomes available.


Commencement Program

An official commencement ceremony program will be available as a digital download as part of the ceremony June 4, 2020.


Social Media

Want your celebratory pictures and messages shared during the ceremony? Use the hashtag #griffingrad2020 to ensure your message is posted via social media.

Grossmont College reserves the right to remove any inappropriate, negative, or unrelated tweets from the feed at its sole discretion.

After the Ceremony


Career and Transfer Services

It’s not too late to transfer! Our staff can connect you with university reps, arrange campus tours, and provide other resources to help guide you to your next goal.

Transfer Center

Ready to tackle the world? Our staff can help you find employment that’s related to your field of study and training, and show you how to effectively use online job search resources.

Career Center 


Alumni Association

Congratulations Class of 2020!!!

Now that you've graduated, you're invited to stay connected by joining the Alumni Association for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges.

Top 5 Reasons to Join the Alumni Association:

  1. It's the No. 1 way to connect to Grossmont College — The Alumni Association keeps you informed and engaged with Grossmont College through activities, programs and publications.
  2. Get an edge in your career — Members receive exclusive invitations to attend networking events to expand their professional connections.
  3. Show your Griffin pride — Membership is FREE and is an easy way for alumni and friends to demonstrate their Griffin pride. We keep alums aware of fun activities like GradFest, football tailgates and other social events.
  4. You're in the know — Members receive the latest news about Grossmont College through the Community Connections e-newsletter, direct mail and social media.
  5. Enjoy a tax break, too! — Any donation made through the Alumni Association is tax-deductible, thereby reducing your tax bill each year. Giving back to your alma mater helps to provide opportunities to many deserving students.

Join for FREE today at!

Last Updated: 06/03/2020
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