Countdown to the Ceremony

RSVP by April 3 to participate!
Click here to RSVP.

Cuesta students who are earning their Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Associate for Transfer (ADT) degree in the Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016 Semester are eligible to participate by following the checklist below.

  • April 3: Deadline to submit degree application for name in Commencement Program
    Submit your Associate Degree application by April 3 to ensure your name, degree, and honors earned will be published in the Commencement Program. If you miss the deadline, you can still walk in the ceremony if you submit your degree application and RSVP by May 15.
  • Already applied for your AA/AS/ADT degree? 
    Email invitations will be sent to eligible degree applicants as a reminder to RSVP by May 15 to participate. Check your myCuesta email at the end of March.
  • Class Ring Available
    Visit Jostens online to order your Cuesta College "Class of 2017" class ring.
  • Beginning April 10: Purchase Regalia - cap & gown
    Cuesta College Bookstore has cap, gown and tassel available to purchase - online ordering available.  Click here for: Regalia cost information.

Students eligible for scholastic honors who will be notified to their myCuesta student email.  Print email and take to the Bookstore to obtain your honor cord.

Scholastic Honors Cord Information (no charge):
Green Cord = 3.5 to 3.74 Cuesta GPA
White Cord = 3.75 to 4.0 Cuesta GPA
Gold Cord = AGS (Alpha Gamma Sigma) Honor Society

  •  Graduation Photos
    Sonrisa Photography will be officially taking professional photos of grads as they walk to receive their diploma on stage at the ceremony. Information will be provided at Commencement Rehearsal and handouts distributed at Commencement to order your photograph of this special occasion.
  • May 15: Commencement RSVP Deadline
    Provide your Cuesta student ID number, full name, and email.  There is no limit to the amount of guests you can have attend the 2017 Commencement Ceremony.  In your RSVP, be sure to let us know if there are special accommodations needed for you or your guests.  Note: Handicapped parking, seating, and transportation from parking lot to gym will be available.
  • May 18:  Attend Rehearsal, 2:45-4:00 p.m.
    Rehearsal for Commencement will take place Thursday, May 18, 2:45-4:00 p.m. in the SLO Campus Gymnasium.  Regalia (cap, gown, tassel) not required.
  • May 19: Commencement Ceremony, 2:30 p.m. Line-up by Pool

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