Friday, May 24

 1:00 pm

 Track and Field*

Commencement is a significant occasion to celebrate our students' scholastic accomplishments with family, friends, and the Skyline College community. We look forward to celebrating your achievements!

We recommend dressing warmly and with layers. No heels please.

Questions? Read the FAQ or Contact Us.

*Location may change, dependent on weather.

side view of 4 graduates sitting at commencement in regalia watching the stage

Graduate To-Do List

Make an appointment to see your counselor by April 5, 2024 to complete a petition for graduation.

You must see a counselor and complete a graduation petition in order to graduate.

After completing the Petition for your Degree/Certificate, students who are eligible to graduate will receive an email invitation to participate in Commencement. The email will be sent from Student Life and Leadership to your my.smccd student email account and will contain information and steps to participate.

If you are eligible for graduation, you will receive an email from the Student Life team to confirm walking in Commencement.

Purchase regalia from the Bookstore. Online ordering will be available around May 1, and regalia can be picked up in the bookstore.

Invite your guests! Use our calendar event link for easy sharing.

There is no guest limit since the ceremony is taking place outdoors. Seating will be first come, first served, so encourage your guests to arrive early. We can start welcoming your guests at 12pm.

If Commencement is moved indoors, only two guests per graduate may come inside due to space capacity. If the venue changes, everyone will be notified via email one week prior to Commencement.

There will also be a live streaming of the ceremony on the Skyline College website so your loved ones can watch you graduate from anywhere in the world. The link will be provided on the Commencement homepage on May 24.

To request or confirm ADA requests - Ryan Samn:

Emotional Support Animal Accommodation: to request or confirm emotional support animal accommodation requests - Educational Access Center (EAC):

As the date approaches, check our website for information on more instructions, details, and festivities.

If you still have questions, you can check our FAQ for more information.

Purchase Your Regalia

Anyone can purchase regalia, diploma covers, and other commencement items from the Skyline College bookstore.

Shop Regalia  
graduate holds up diploma and grins

Let's Celebrate!

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Keep an eye on your email and our campus calendar for upcoming festivities.


Check-in Process on May 24

There is no rehearsal for commencement.

Drop-off and Check-in:

  • Check-in begins at 11 am. Come dressed and prepared.
  • We recommend graduates wear layers and nicer attire underneath their cap and gown, and ask that graduates and attendees please wear flat shoes (no high heels) for safety and maintaining the integrity of the field. We recommend wearing layers for weather that may be cool and breezy.
  • The best way to get to the baseball field entrance:
    • Get dropped off at the roundabout by building 2 or building 4
    • Walk towards the stairs by building 3
    • Walk towards baseball field entrance
  • Ceremony begins at 1 pm. The estimated time range is 1 - 3 pm.

Any questions?

About the Ceremony: Contact the Center for Student Life

About eligibility to graduate: Contact the Counseling Office

Don't want to be included in public listings as a graduate? Contact the Center for Student Life by April 9, 2024.