Commencement Ceremonies

Return to this page and check your student email regularly for updates. 

Click here to watch the ceremony live on the FCC YouTube page


RSVP notices will be sent to your student my.scccd email account starting in April.  For questions about this year's Commencement Ceremonies, email

Commencement Ceremony

  • Monday, May 20, 2024- 6:30 PM
  • The ceremony will be held at the Save Mart Center at Fresno State
  • Graduate Check-in will begin at 4:30PM
  • Doors will open for guests at 5:00PM 

Requirements to attend Commencement

Students who completed an Associate Degree in Summer 2023, Fall 2023 or received a degree evaluation indicating pending completion for Spring 2024 and applied for graduation by March 1, 2024 are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. You will receive an email invitation and instructions to your student email beginning in April 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Due to capacity and other restrictions, students who applied for graduation after the March 1 deadline, will be evaluated for Summer 2024 graduation and may be permitted to attend the ceremony on a case-by-case basis.  Contact

Yes! After you are registered for your final Summer 2024 classes, contact


Starting in April, check your student email for your RSVP notice to submit your reservation.

Graduates in cap and gown


  • Graduation announcements, caps, gowns, and tassels may be purchased at the FCC Bookstore.
    • Black Cap & Gown
    • Red/White Tassel
    • Pathway Sash (optional)
  • Please come dressed in cap and gown and prepared to march.
  • Leave any personal items (backpacks, purses, etc.) in your car or with an audience member.
  • Parking information will be sent to your student email.
  • If you have a physical limitation you feel may make it difficult to participate, please contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office at 559.442.8237 for assistance, no later than Friday, April 19, 2024.
  • Photographs will be taken by a contracted professional photographer of each graduate as they receive their diploma on stage and will be available for purchase in the days shortly following the event.
  • If for any reason you do not want your name to appear in the printed Commencement program or displayed during the ceremony send an email to by April 19, 2024
  • Important information regarding commencement ceremony will be sent to your student email.