The ceremony is held once a year at the end of the Spring semester. This year’s Commencement Ceremonies was held on Friday, May 26, 2017. The commencement ceremony for the 2017-18 school year will be on Friday, May 25, 2018.
The Certificate Ceremony is held at 3:00 p.m. on commencement day to honor all students who are receiving certificates. The Graduation Ceremony for all students earning Associate degrees is at 7:00 p.m. Both ceremonies have been at the Konocti Education Center’s Cornelison Event Center at 15850 Dam Road Extension, Clearlake.
Although the graduation ceremony is only held in the spring, you can graduate at the end of any semester once you meet the requirements for your degree. Keep in mind that you must petition by the deadline each semester in order to graduate in that term. The deadlines for regular Associate degrees are November 15 for the fall semester; April 15 for the spring semester; and July 1 for the summer session. If you are earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), your deadline will be earlier than these dates. Please call Admissions and Records at (707) 995-7926 to find out the dates for ADT degrees.