Commencement Ceremony Overview

RSVP to Commencement Ceremony#

The 2024 San Diego Mesa College Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on 

May 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm in the Mesa College Merrill Douglas Stadium.

The commencement ceremony RSVP link will be emailed in March to Summer 2023 & Fall 2023 graduates, as well as Spring 2024 & Summer 2024 students with an active application for graduation on file.

The Deadline to RSVP is May 10, 2024

Reserve Guest Tickets#

Guest tickets are required for all guests ages 3+. For details on how graduates can reserve guest tickets, please visit the Commencement Ticket Information website.

The deadline for graduates to reserve guest tickets is May 10, 2024.

Purchase Your Cap & Gown at GradFest#

All graduating students are required to wear a cap, gown, and tassel during the Commencement Ceremony. 

During GRADFEST, the Mesa Bookstore will offer discounts for commencement regalia (cap, gown, etc.)  

2024 GRADFEST Dates: May 8th and May 9th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are graduating with Honors (3.5+ GPA) or as a Valedictorian (4.0 GPA), you will be able to purchase special honors cords and tassels that recognize this distinction. Valedictorians are further distinguished with blue caps and gowns, instead of the traditional black regalia. The Mesa Bookstore will be open until the beginning of commencement for last minute purchases of regalia.

Day of Commencement#

The 2024 Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held May 24, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mesa College Merrill Douglas Stadium. Please visit the Day of Commencement website for specific details and updates. 

Apply to Be the Student Commencement Speaker#

Every year, a distinguished graduating student is selected to be the student speaker at the Commencement Ceremony. This is your chance to represent your class and share your journey and insights with your fellow graduating students. 

The application for Commencement 2024 will be posted when it becomes available.

Honor a Future Mesa Graduate By Donating Your Cap and Gown#

Each year, Mesa receives several requests for caps and gowns for students who do not have the resources to purchase them. Consider donating your cap and gown for a future Mesa College graduate who needs it. We will have bins located in the courtyard of the Pavilion where you can drop off your cap and/or gown to donate it.

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!#

Congratulations to the Class of 2023
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