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Date and Location: May 22, 2020 at 4pm in Carl Conelly Stadium

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  • April 10deadline to complete a petition to graduate with a counselor and have your name in the commencement program.
  •  April 17deadline to complete a petition with a counselor in order to graduate in spring. (Your name will not appear in the commencement program)
  • April 21 & 22 – The Cabrillo College Grad Fair at the Aptos Campus from 9am – 3pm
  • April 28 – The Cabrillo College Grad Fair at the Watsonville Campus from
    10am – 1pm
  • May 20 @ 2:00 pmRSVP will be closed. Student's who do not RSVP by this deadline can still participate in the ceremony.


Caps, gowns, and tassels: are required and available at the Cabrillo Bookstore for about $40.00.  Students may be able to borrow a gown from the Welcome Center in Aptos or the SRC in Watsonville starting on May 4, 2020.

Transfer Only Students: (Transferring without a degree or certificate) The dress attire is white top with black bottom (no cap/gown).

Graduation Check-in: will be held the afternoon of the ceremony. You must wear your cap and gown. Please do not bring purses, backpacks, etc. as there will be no time to leave before the procession and you may not leave anything in the gym. Graduates are recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

Graduation ceremony: there is no limit to the number of guests you may invite; however seating and (free) parking are limited so encourage your guests to arrive no later than 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will last about 2 hours. Please tell your guests that balloons are not allowed at the ceremony and we encourage that guests and graduates bring their own water.

Announcements and cards: information will be available at the Grad Fairs scheduled in April at the Cabrillo Bookstore.

Degrees and certificates: Degrees are posted to your transcript within 4-8 weeks. Associate Degrees for transfer (AA-T, AS-T) are posted by June 30th. Diplomas & Certificates are mailed in mid September.  

Questions about petitions?  Email

Questions about the ceremony? Contact the Welcome Center at (831) 479-6100 or

Need accommodations? If any accommodations are needed for graduating students to support their participation in the ceremony, please contact the Accessibility Support Center by calling Nikki Oneto at 831.479.6379 or 831.479.6370 no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.

If you signed up for the Cabrillo College emergency text alert system, e2campus, and no longer wish to receive these messages, text STOP to 79516 from your registered mobile phone number.


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