Mesa Journeys



2020 Commencement Ceremony

CLASS OF 2020!

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Dear Mesa Graduates,
Congratulations on your graduation! We are thrilled to invite you to participate in the Mesa College Graduation Parade on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. This is a time in which we will celebrate, honor and recognize you and your accomplishments with a drive-through-campus parade at Mesa College -- and you are the star! This will be your opportunity to show off your winning spirit by wearing your Mesa gear and decorating your vehicle for a victory lap around campus, where you will also receive your diploma cover.
Mesa staff and faculty will be cheering you on to show you how proud we are of you! We ask that only one vehicle per graduate participate in this celebration, but we encourage you to decorate your car and show your pride!
Please follow this link to RSVP: click here
-- Mesa College Commencement Committee



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We are pleased and excited to celebrate the success of Class of 2020 in our first ever virtual Commencement Ceremony. 

We are planning an online ceremony to celebrate our 2020 graduates so this special moment can be shared with your family, friends, and the academic community. The ceremony will be hosted online starting July 17, 2020, at 10:00am. Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized with an official slide that will be customized with your photo and a personal message, and which can be downloaded and shared on social media.

Participation is optional; however, we do hope you will join us. 

Congratulations on your achievement!

Thank you,

Mesa College Commencement Team


Please read the message below to its entirety. Please note: Apply for Graduation deadlines have not changed. 

On May 7, 2020 an email was sent to all eligible students who have applied for graduation from Mesa College in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020.

Mesa College is committed to the health and safety of our campus community, and in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and the preventative mandates, it is with the utmost disappointment that Mesa College and the San Diego Community College District made the decision to cancel the in person 2020 Commencement Ceremony.  This Ceremony is a grand celebration marking the success of many of our graduates, and we are deeply saddened to be unable to hold it this year to honor you.

However, based on student responses to alternatives, President Luster announced during the College Forum on May 6 that Mesa College will be holding a Virtual Commencement Ceremony this year. We want to offer the opportunity for you, your family members and other supporters to celebrate your remarkable achievements and success during your time at Mesa College.

We will be using an online presentation platform provided by a company called Marching Orders

All students who have applied for graduation will receive an email from Mesa College via Marching Orders with instructions on how to register, create a password, and submit the information needed to create your personalized graduation slide.

Please make sure to log on, complete your registration and enter your information by the deadline of Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. If you do not enter your information by this date, it will not be included in the Virtual Ceremony. Please note that participation is voluntary, so please disregard the email if you would rather not be a part of the virtual ceremony.

We look forward to celebrating and honoring you during the Virtual Commencement Ceremony. The presentation will be posted on the Mesa College website and run on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. It will also be available for viewing at any time after that.


  • If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder or contact Student Affairs at
  • For any questions regarding your graduation status, please contact the Mesa Evaluations office by emailing or by phone 619-800-3529.
  • For any questions or technical issues with Marching Order, please contact Student Affairs at


Attention graduates:



NOTE: Deadlines are final. If you are earning a Degree and/or Certificate, you are required to apply for graduation. "Graduation" is a multiple step process of developing an educational plan with a counselor, completing your course requirements, and submitting a Application for Graduation. 

Apply for Graduation - view the step-by-step tutorial below.

October 1, 2019 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation ONLY for students transferring to a CSU in Spring 2020 who are completing an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). 

November 15, 2019 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation and be a Fall 2019 graduate. Students filing after this date will be a Spring 2020 graduate.

February 13, 2020 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation for students transferring to a CSU in Fall 2020 who are completing an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

March 20, 2020 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation and ensure your name will be included in the commencement program. **Students filing after this date, but before April 30, 2020 will still be Spring 2020 graduates, but their name may not be in the Commencement Program.**

April 30, 2020 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation and be a Spring 2020 graduate. Students filing after this date will be a Summer 2020 graduate.

July 31, 2020 - Deadline to Apply for Graduation and be a Summer 2020 graduate.  Students filing after this date will be Fall 2020 graduates.

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