Important Dates for Graduation
|Application period to apply for graduation||November 23, 2020 - April 2, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||June 15, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||July 1, 2021|
|Application period to apply for graduation||April 19, 2021 - July 6, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||September 15, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||October 1, 2021|
|Application period to apply for graduation||August 2, 2021 - November 12, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||February 15, 2022|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||March 1, 2022|
|Application period to apply for graduation||November 29, 2021 - April 1, 2022|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||June 15, 2022|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||July 1, 2022|
How to Apply for Graduation: Schedule an appointment with your academic counselor to discuss your eligibility for a degree(s) and/or certificate(s). Complete the application for your specific award with your counselor, and submit the completed form(s) to the Admissions and Records office by the deadline. To find and contact your Counselor, please refer to our Counseling Staff page. Counseling office: 209-588-5109, Special Programs office 209-588-5130 or visit the Counseling Appointments page.
In order to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony, students must have an approved Application for Graduation on file with the evaluator in the Admissions and Records office.
Columbia College Commencement for 2020 & 2021
If you had reasons that prevented you getting your full regalia, cap, gown, or any of the Columbia College mementos on April 23rd, you can still make an appointment this week to pick up your items by calling Manzanita Bookstore: 209-588-5126. Otherwise, regalia and mementos will be provided ONLY TO CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS who signed up in advance.
For the first time in the history of Columbia College, a Drive Thru Commencement Ceremony combined a vehicle parade loop with a live-streamed online event starting at 3:45pm on April 30, 2021. You can view a recording of the live event, and witness the remarkable persistence of most 2020 & 2021 graduates during unprecedented times by visiting the Columbia College, Sonora YouTube channel. While only ONE vehicle was allowed on campus to make the loop per graduate, the family and friends who attended were able to safely create memories and show their support.
Keep the celebration for your graduate going by clicking HERE to download a fillable pdf to print at home and decorate your car windows.