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Important Dates and Deadlines

Friday, March 1
Last Day to Apply for Certificate/Degree. 

Meet with an academic counselor to apply for a certificate or degree. 

Friday, April 19 at 4:00pm
Last Day to Apply for Student Commencement Speaker
Friday, May 3 at 4:00pm
Last Day to Register to Take Part in Commencement Ceremony. 

The link to register for the 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be available online beginning April 3, 2017.

Friday, May 3 at 4:00pm
Last Day to Request Name Removal from Publications/Publicity

Students who do not want their name listed in the Commencement Program or local newspapers should contact the Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations Office at or call (650)738-4346

Friday, May 3 at 4:00pm
Last Day to Request Special Arrangements/Accommodation

Students who require accommodations for hearing, mobility or visual impairments or who need to make special arrangements for guests must contact the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development at or call (650) 738-4275.

Wednesday, May 8 at 9:00am
Students can begin picking up their cap, gown and tassel at the bookstore.
Wednesday, May 22
Last Day to Purchase Your Cap and Gown
Thursday, May 23
Attend Commencement Rehearsal

All graduates must attend the Commencement Rehearsal from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Skyline College Gymnasium, Building 3.

Friday, May 24
Attend Commencement Ceremony

Graduates will begin lining up on the first floor of Building 4 at 4:15pm. Doors to the gymnasium open at 4:15pm for guests. Tickets are required for entry into the gymnasium.