June 7, 2023 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Balboa Park at the Spreckles Organ Pavilion
Congratulations on your hard work and all you accomplished this year!
Please check back soon for updates!
Getting Ready for Commencement
Download Commencement 2023 Information Sheet
To participate in Commencement, you must have completed one of the following by June 10, 2023:
- High School Diploma
- High School Equivalency (GED/HiSET)
- Advanced ESL/VESL Program
- Career/Technical Education (CTE) Program of 200 hours or more
Speak with a counselor to review your eligibility and completion of requirements.
Students are encouraged to complete the online Commencement Petition, which can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SDCCE2023Grads, to report their planned completion and participation in the Commencement Program.
Caps and Gowns
SDCCE is pleased to offer caps and gowns to students free of charge – to take advantage of this offer, please complete the Commencement Petition online and indicate your request in the sections provided. Supplies are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution will take place during GradFest events in late May.
Requests for disability accommodations must be made no later than Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by calling (619) 630-0804.
Celebrate your accomplishments, pick up your cap and gown and other regalia, find info about ordering class rings and other recognitions, get your graduation announcements, and much more at our 1st Annual GradFest celebration, to be held during the week of May 22nd at campuses of SDCCE. Watch your e- mail for announcements on specific dates and times for your campus and/or program.
A week of celebration
May 22 - May 26
Stay tuned for more details!
For the Week of Commencement
BALLOONS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT COMMENCEMENT!
The City of San Diego has a strict, no tolerance policy on balloons in Balboa Park. Guests with balloons will be turned away. Leave balloons at home or in your vehicle!
Parking and Arrival Time
Parking at Balboa Park can be challenging. We recommend arriving at the Organ Pavilion no later than 3:30PM on the day of Commencement to allow time to park and get settled. Ample parking is available in the Inspiration Point parking lot, located across Park Blvd via Presidents’ Way.
Check the weather forecast the morning of Commencement and be prepared for all possibilities. In the event of extreme weather, call (619) 388-1870 or visit sdcce.edu for any possible change in location.
Guests and Children
If you are bringing children to Commencement, you must have another adult present to supervise them. Childcare is not available, and children may not accompany you in the graduate seating area.
Class photos will be taken by campus beginning at 4:00PM sharp at a designated location within the Organ Pavilion. Photos from Commencement will be available at flickr.com/photos/sdce a few weeks after the event and are available for download. Friends and family are welcome to take photos as well throughout the ceremony.
We look forward to celebrating you and your accomplishments at this year’s Commencement ceremony! Questions may be directed to the SDCCE Office of Student Affairs: (619) 388-1870 or SDCCEStudentAffairs@sdccd.edu
Current Career/Technical & Advanced ESL Certificate Programs Eligible for Commencement
Download Eligible CTE Certificate Program List
Revised 27 February 2023
The following programs are eligible to participate in the 2023 Commencement Exercises, to be held Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. To determine eligibility for participation, a student must:
- Have completed the entire program by Fall 2022 or Spring 2023; or
- Be 90% complete with the final course(s) for the program, with expected total completion by the end of June 2023
If you are uncertain if you have completed one of the programs listed, please consult with an academic counselor as soon as possible – you may also review your unofficial transcript on your mySDCCD Portal.