Class of 2020 and 2021 Combined Commencement Ceremonies

Fresno City College is excited for the opportunity to host in-person ceremonies this year for our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates.  Return to this page and check your student email regularly for updates. 

For questions about this year's combined Class of 2020 and 2021 Commencement Ceremonies, email commencement@fresnocitycollege.edu

Should COVID-19 conditions worsen, Fresno City College reserves the right to cancel or modify the in-person ceremonies at any time.

Live Streaming the Commencement

Important Dates

2021 Graduation Application Deadline:

  • March 1, 2021
  • Extended to April 9, 2021

Commencement Ceremonies by Ram Pathway:

  • June 23 at 8:00 PM for:
    • Health & STEM
    • Business
  • June 24 at 8:00 PM for:
    • Culture, Education & Society
    • Arts, Communication & Language
    • Tech & Trades

The ceremonies will be held at Chukchansi Park, 1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721

Requirements to attend Commencement

Students who completed an Associates degree in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or received a degree evaluation indicating pending completion for Spring 2021 and applied for graduation by April 9, 2021 are eligible for commencement. You will receive an email invitation and instructions to your Student Email on April 23, 2021.

To attend the combined Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement ceremonies, you must RSVP by May 21, 2021.  If you do not RSVP by May 21, you and your guests cannot attend the ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Due to capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 safety guidelines for outdoor events, students who applied for graduation after the extended deadline of April 9, 2021, will not be permitted to attend the Commencement Ceremonies at Chukchansi Park, however, you may still be included by uploading your photo by May 21, 2021 to be displayed on the large scoreboard at the end of the ceremony.

The Commencement Ceremonies on June 23 and 24, 2021, will be livestreamed via CMAC on their local cable channels. All graduates from the class of 2020 and 2021 will have their names displayed at the conclusion of the ceremony (during the fireworks show). If you would like your photo displayed, you must upload your graduation photo by May 21, 2021. Check your student email for instructions to upload your photo.

Yes! Look for your RSVP notice in your student email.

Due to capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 safety guidelines for outdoor events, only two guests per graduate will be allowed to attend the in-person ceremony.

So that our graduates, families, and friends who cannot attend in-person can still view and cheer on our graduates safely from home, the Commencement Ceremonies on June 23 and 24, 2021, will be livestreamed via CMAC on their local cable channels. All graduates from the class of 2020 and 2021 will have their names displayed at the conclusion of the ceremony (during the fireworks show). If you would like your photo displayed, you must upload your graduation photo by May 21, 2021. Check your student email for instructions to upload your photo.

CHECK YOUR STUDENT EMAIL FOR YOUR RSVP NOTICE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESERVATION.

Graduates in cap and gown

PROGRAM DETAILS

  •  Graduation announcements, caps, gown, and tassels may be purchased at the FCC Bookstore.
    • Black Cap & Gown
    • Red/White Tassel
  • 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 is available at no cost in the Chukchansi parking lots on H Street across from the stadium. Other parking operated by the City of Fresno is also available for a fee.
  • 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 Monday, June 14, 2021.
  • 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 evaluations@fresnocitycollege.edu by May 21, 2021.
  • Important information regarding commencement ceremony will be sent to your student email.