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Our Palomar College Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019, 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 2018 Up 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 19, 2019 at 2 pm.

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 2018 or fall 2018, you may walk/participate in the May 24, 2019 Commencement Ceremony. You may also walk/participate if you are a spring 2019 or summer 2019 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 2018 Commencement Program (booklet) will include your official name as it appears in eServices on April 15, 2019. 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-2018 – Everything you need to know prior to the 3:30 pm pre-commencement meeting on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Gradfest 2018 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 2018 Information for our guests regarding our Commencement Ceremony. Thank you for planning to attend the ceremony.

Veterans 2018 – 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.

San-Marcos-Campus . Commencement will be held on the Football Field. 

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.



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