Our Palomar College Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017, on the San Marcos campus. Open each of the links listed below regarding important Commencement information. There will not be an actual rehearsal for Commencement. Student participants should arrive at the Dome for the 3:30pm pre-commencement meeting prior to the 5:00pm ceremony start time. Please remember that academic regalia (cap and gown) is required and should be worn or brought to the meeting in the Dome. The information provided below will help you have a smooth and wonderful Commencement celebration.  Continue to check your Palomar College email account for Commencement related updates.


Caps and Gowns are purchased in the Palomar College Bookstore on the San Marcos Campus.

Commencement PhotosThe professional company will email the students proofs of the pictures taken at Commencement in about one week.  Students may select any they would like to order. The Company is Grad Images. Telephone number: 800-628-4509.

Scholarship Application 2017Up to two awards will be given out during the Commencement Ceremony.  Complete the Application and turn it into the Office of Student Affairs by the deadline date of April 20, 20107.

Who is Eligible to Participate in Commencement – If you have been awarded an Associate Degree, an Associate Degree for Transfer, or a Certificate of Achievement in summer 2016 or fall 2016, you may walk/participate in the May 26, 2017 Commencement Ceremony. You may also walk/participate if you are a spring 2017 or summer 2017 candidate for an Associate Degree, an Associate Degree for Transfer, or a Certificate of Achievements.  It is not necessary to receive a graduation status email from the Evaluations Office to walk/participate.

Name Appearing on Your Diploma – The 2017 Commencement Program (booklet) will include your official name as it appears in eServices on April 10, 2017. Your diploma/certificate will also include your official name as it appears in eServices. You may view the name that will be included by logging into your eServices account. If you need to change your official name, please bring legal proof of the correct name to the Palomar College Admissions Office.

General Information Sheet – Everything you need to know prior to the 3:30pm pre-commencement meeting on Friday, May 26, 2017

Gradfest 2017 flyer  – Information on required academic regalia (cap/gown/tassel) for Commencement from the Palomar College Bookstore.  The Palomar College Bookstore will also have invitations and other special items for optional purchase. Gradfest dates will be  (TBA).

For our Guests 2017 – Basic information for our guests regarding our Commencement Ceremony. Thank you for planning to attend the ceremony.

Stole flyers 2017 – A special message for our graduating veterans.

Leis and Bouquets Guests and/or students are encouraged to pre-order bouquets and leis for pickup at the Dome. Floral bouquets and leis will be sold at Commencement as a fundraiser for Palomar College.  Click the link to pre-order for discounted pricing!  If you forget to order, students may purchase them in the Dome before the pre-Commencement meeting or guests may purchase them at the ceremony entrance.

Commencement Map 2017 Directions Commencement Ceremony.

Office of Student Affairs – Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions Answers to some of the questions you may have.