Mesa Journeys



2020 Commencement Ceremony

Save the date: Saturday, May 30, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

San Diego Mesa College 2020 Commencement Ceremony:
Saturday, May 30, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.
Jenny Craig Pavilion@ University of San Diego
Address: 5998 Alcalá Park San Diego, CA 92110

Watch a Live Stream of the Commencement Ceremony here:TBA

Start here: For a Commencement Checklist (including ticket distribution): TBA. If you have additional questions regarding the ceremony, please call the Evaluations Office at 619-388-2680.

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For a printable flyer, click here.

Attention graduates:

Commencement Invitation Brochures:
Commencement invitation brochures will include all necessary information to participate in the commencement ceremony (registration link, guest ticket info, parking, grad fest, and more!). Invitation brochures will be mailed out during April. If your mailing address has changed, please be sure to update your information on MySDCCD.

Guests Tickets *Required:
Commencement is free for students and guests to attend; however, tickets are are required for entrance to the Commencement Ceremony for guest ages three (3) years old and older. Students are required to pick-up their guests tickets during the distribution dates: May 13th & 14th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in front of the Mesa College bookstore. More information on ticket distribution can be found here. *Please note: graduates are not required to have a ticket for themselves, only for their guests.

Commencement Student Speaker Applications:
The San Diego Mesa College Commencement Speaker Selection Committee is looking for an outstanding graduating student to be the commencement speaker for the 2020 Mesa College Commencement Ceremony.This is your chance to represent the 2020 graduating class, and to share your journey and insights with fellow graduating students. Review the flyer here.

Apply here:
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:59 p.m.

2019 Commencement Speaker


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.

Not sure if you're ready to graduate? Click here to learn more.