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 2017, Spring 2018, or Summer 2018 Semester are eligible to participate by following the checklist below.

  • March 5:  Check myCuesta student email
    Already applied for your AA/AS/ADT degree?  Check your myCuesta email for invitation 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.
    NCC Bookstore:  Tuesday, March 20, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    SLO Bookstore:  Wednesday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • Beginning April 9: 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

  • April 12: Deadline to submit degree application for name in Commencement Program
    Haven't turned in your degree application?   Submit your Associate Degree application by April 12 to ensure your name, degree, and honors earned will be published in the Commencement Program.
  • May 11: 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 2018 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 17:  Attend Rehearsal, 2:45-3:45 p.m. 
    Rehearsal for Commencement will take place Thursday, May 17, 2:45-3:45 p.m. in the SLO Campus Gymnasium.  Regalia (cap, gown, tassel) not required.
  • May 18: Commencement Ceremony, 2:30 p.m. 
    Graduates line up next to the pool at 2:30 p.m.
    Commencement map.
  • May 22:  Order Grad Portrait
    Sonrisa Photography is the official photographer taking professional photos of grads as they walk to receive their diploma on stage at the ceremony. Photo order information will be available at rehearsal. Pre-order at commencement or orer online starting May 22:
    Order online (Password = cuesta2018)
    Call:  (805) 464-1963