Commencement Ceremonies

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

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

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

Commencement Ceremony

  • May 19, 2023 - 6:30 PM
    The ceremony will be held at Ratcliffe Stadium, 1900 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93741
    Gates open at 4:00PM - 
    • Graduates must arrive no later than 5:00PM to check-in and receive your name reader card

Watch the livestream of the ceremony

Requirements to attend Commencement

Students who completed an Associates degree in Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or received a degree evaluation indicating pending completion for Spring 2023 and applied for graduation by March 1, 2023 are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. You will receive an email invitation and instructions to your Student Email beginning in April 2023.

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 2023 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 2023 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, gown, 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 is available at no cost in the Fresno City College parking structure on Blackstone & Weldon across from the stadium (behind Wendy's). 
  • 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 Thursday, April 20, 2023.
  • 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 20, 2023
  • Important information regarding commencement ceremony will be sent to your student email.