Thousands of graduates celebrating commencement at San Diego and Imperial County community colleges

May 11, 2023 at 1:30PM

More than 12,700 to graduate from the region’s community colleges in the coming weeks
Graduates attend Cuyamaca College's commencement in 2022.

EL CAJON –  Thousands of community college students in San Diego and Imperial counties will be celebrating their newly earned degrees and certificates in joyful commencement celebrations to be held across the region in the coming weeks.

More than 12,700 graduates from the nine credit colleges in the two-county region will be honored, while over 10,000 vocational program certificates will be awarded to San Diego College of Continuing Education graduates.

“We are so proud of these graduates who persevered with their studies during a challenging time as we dealt with the COVID-19 epidemic,” said Sunita V. Cooke, superintendent/president of MiraCosta College and president of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association. “Now they have gained the education and training they need to transfer to a university or begin their careers.”

Below is the schedule for the community college commencements in San Diego and Imperial counties, listed in chronological order.

San Diego Miramar College: Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at the college campus.

San Diego City College: Thursday, May 25 at 5 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

Southwestern College: Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at DeVore Stadium on the Southwestern College campus. A ceremony will also be held Thursday, June 15 in Tijuana at Preparatoria Federal Lazaro Cardenas for graduates whose families cannot cross the border to attend the campus ceremony.

San Diego Mesa College: Friday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at Merrill Douglas Stadium on campus.

MiraCosta College: Friday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at the Track & Field at the Oceanside campus.

Palomar College: Friday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at the football field on campus.

Grossmont College: Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University.

San Diego College of Continuing Education: Wednesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

Cuyamaca College: Thursday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Communication Arts Building on the college campus.

Imperial Valley College: Saturday, June 10 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the DePaoli Sports Complex on the college campus.


New Vice President of Student Services at Cuyamaca College

After a nationwide search, Victoria Marron has been selected as Vice President of Student Services at Cuyamaca College.

View More

District Has $1.3 Billion Economic Impact

A study found that Grossmont and Cuyamaca College graduates have a return of $7 in higher lifetime earnings for every...

View More