Countdown to Ceremony

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Cuesta students earning their Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Associate for Transfer (ADT) degree in the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017 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. 
  • Already applied for your AA/AS/ADT degree? 
    Check your myCuesta email - invitations will be sent to eligible degree applicants as a reminder to RSVP to participate.
  • Order Class Ring
    Jostens offers a wide selection of class rings for Cuesta graduates.
  • Beginning April 10: Purchase Regalia - cap & gown
    Purchase cap, gown and tassel at Cuesta College Bookstore - online ordering available.  (Regalia costs)

    Students earning scholastic honors who will be notified by 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   (Click here to RSVP)
    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 19, 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