We want to Celebrate You!

Graduation 2023

Is your name missing from the program or information missing next to your name?

Please email graduation@cabrillo.edu with your name, student ID number, degree/transfer/honors/etc. by June 1st, 2023 at 4PM.

Important dates About The Graduation/Transfer Ceremony
  • April 7th, 2023
    Deadline for Petition to Graduate

    Deadline to submit your petition to graduate with Academic Counseling. Visit this webpage for more information about how to complete the petition process.

    Petition to Graduate

  • April 21st, 2023
    Deadline for Transfer Confirmation Form

    The purpose of this form is to include your name in the Transfer Section of the commencement program.

    Transfer Confirmation Form

  • April 27th, 2023
    Grad Fair Events

    Let us celebrate your accomplishments with you!

    Aptos from 10AM-12PM in the Cabrillo College Bookstore

    Watsonville from 1PM-3PM location TBD!

    Graduation regalia for purchase, pick up, and ordering will be available at this event.

  • May 23rd, 2023
    Deadline to RSVP to Participate in the Ceremony

    Deadline to RSVP for the in person Graduation Ceremony is at noon.

    Please only use this link if you have petitioned to graduate and want to participate in the ceremony.

    Graduation Ceremony RSVP

    This form helps us accommodate the students that want to be present for the day of celebrations! The sooner you fill out the better, please do not wait until the last minute for this part!

  • May 26th, 2023 at 4PM
    Graduation Ceremony

    Check-In will go from 2PM-3:30PM hosted in the gym

    Line Up will go from 3:30PM-4PM starting outside of the gym

    Ceremony will start and gates will be closed/locked at 4PM

    Located at the Carl Conely Stadium on Cabrillo College's Aptos Campus

    6500 Soquel Drive

    Aptos, CA 95003

  • Available Now!
    Graduation Gowns, Caps, and Tassels

    The Bookstore is now accepting orders for your graduation regalia.

    They are open Mondays-Thursday from 8:30AM-3:00PM and Fridays 8:30AM-1:00PM.

    The bookstore is now accepting orders online for delivery, please make sure you place your orders in a timely manner so you have them for graduation day!

    Prices are as follows:

    Grad Bundle (Cap, Gown, Tassel) $46.98

    Grad Cap $7.98

    Grad 2023 Tassel $6.98

  • Available Now!
    Graduation Gown Loan Program

    The Welcome Center is accepting applications for the Gown Loan Program.

    Please fill out this form to be added to the list:

    Graduation Gown Loan Contract/Application

    They'll be hosting pop up shops in April, so graduates can try on sample gowns.

    April 12, 2023 from 10AM-1PM in Watsonville in BLDG A lobby

    April 18, 2023 from 10AM-1PM in Aptos at the Welcome Center.


    May 16, 2023 from 10AM-2PM in Watsonville in the BLDG A Lobby

    May 17, 2023 from 10AM-1PM in Watsonville in the BLDG Lobby

    May 17, 2023 from 11AM-1PM in Aptos at the Welcome Center

    May 18, 2023 from 10AM-2PM in Aptos at the Welcome Center

    Please note that the Welcome Center will provide the gown, but you will still need to purchase a cap and tassel for the ceremony.

  • May 2023
    End of Year Celebrations
    • EOPS Recognition on May 5th at Seacliff Inn (Invite only)

    • Guardian Scholars celebration on May 10th at 3 p.m. at their office

    • Lavender Graduation on May 12th at 11:30AM Lavender Graduation RSVP

    • Nuestra Recognition Ceremony May 13 at 4 pm in the Amphitheater. A reception will follow in the Cafeteria for students and their families. Student RSVP Link

    • UMOJA celebration May 18th at 5:30 p.m.

    • Veterans celebration May 25th

Just a heads up!

No Tickets, Free Admission, No Reservations, Free Parking, and Unlimited Guests.

You may want to arrive early if you are looking for particular seating accommodations, as we do not hold seats the day of for anyone and seating doesn't open up until 2PM. Please be respectful of other students families that may want to celebrate with them. Graduation is usually no more than 2.5 hours, so plan accordingly.

Graduation Livestream

Graduation will be livestreamed, so your support systems will be able to view live if they cannot make it in person. It will also be available for viewing after graduation in case you all want to see how amazing and happy you look walking that stage!

Groups Included in the Ceremony

Students who graduated in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or submitted a Spring/Summer 2023 petition by the April 7th deadline are invited to participate in the graduation/transfer ceremony on May 26th @4PM.

Graduation Ceremony Page is LIVE!

Please Contact Us!

If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them