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Commencement is a significant and memorable event that symbolizes a student's scholastic accomplishment. It is a time when the faculty, attired in academic dress, pays tribute to the graduating class, and is also an occasion that is very meaningful to family and friends.

College of San Mateo will be holding its 100th Commencement Ceremony on:

Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
Times: Rehearsal: 9:00 am
Procession Assembly: 3:00-3:40 pm
Ceremony: Start – 4:00 pm, End – 6:30 pm (approximately)
Locations: Rehearsal: College Heights Stadium (football field)
Procession Assembly: Tennis Courts, located near the football field
Ceremony: College Heights Stadium (football field)
Speaker: Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Ph.D. Deputy Chancellor, California Community College Chancellor’s Office
  • Served as Acting Chancellor of the California Community College
  • Former Aspen Institute Presidential Fellow
  • Serves on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
  • Selected as Woman of the Year by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis in 2021
Reception: Bayview Dining Room, College Center Building 10
Immediately following the ceremony
Light refreshments served
Registration: April 28 to May 20 online. The link to register to participate in commencement will be sent to you

All students approved to graduate by Admissions and Records will receive an invitation and information about the ceremony.