Friday, December 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cuesta College Parking Lot 5

Commencement Checklist (PDF)

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Cuesta has elected to celebrate 2020 graduates at a drive through commencement ceremony. We invite graduates to come in a vehicle with their family/friends to drive through parking lot 5 on the San Luis Obispo campus between 2-4pm on Friday December 18th. Graduates will be allowed to exit the vehicle and walk the stage like a traditional graduation ceremony. Family and Friends in the vehicle will be able to take photos/video from the car while the graduate does their graduation walk across the stage. We hope to see you there.

Cuesta students earning their Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate for Transfer (ADT) degree in the Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020 term are eligible to participate by following the checklist below:

  • RSVP by December 14:    RSVP

Check myCuesta student email form Commencement invitation and link to RSVP electronically by December 14.

  • Regalia is on sale NOW for a limited time!

Cuesta College Bookstore has cap, gown, and tassel available to purchase until November 22.   All orders are online.  Ordering is available until November 22nd, due to longer than expected shipping time.

⇒ Bookstore website CLICK HERE, or
⇒ Go directly to the regalia order form CLICK HERE.

Students earning scholastic honors will be notified to myCuesta student email. Those students can order their Honors and High Honors Cords online at no charge from the Bookstore. AGS students will need to email grad@cuesta.edu to receive AGS 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

  • Friday, December 18: Cougar Caravan Drive Through 2- 4 p.m.

    Come anytime starting 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. while Caravan is open.

Class Ring and Diploma Frames

The Cuesta College Bookstore has class rings and diploma frames available for sale online.

Cuesta College Alumni Legacy Program

Take this opportunity to be a part of the Walkway of Friends in Cougar Park and purchase an engraved brick in your name or the name of someone special to you. The Walkway of Friends honors Cuesta College alumni, friends, businesses, family, and community members. Donation = $200 per brick:  Brick Order Form

Engraved brick in Cougar Park   Walkway of Friends Brick

Contact Information:

  • Mail to:  Cuesta College Foundation, PO Box 8106,San Luis Obispo CA 93403-8106.  
  • Fax to: (805) 546-3959
  • Phone:  (805) 546-3959
  • Email: ktacket@cuesta.edu

Cuesta College Alumni

All former students who have graduated, received a certificate, or transferred from Cuesta College are considered alumni. We encourage you to stay connected by attending events, engaging through social media, or emailing us about what you have accomplished since you left Cuesta.

Alumni Association