Commencement

Dear Class of 2020,


Due to Governor Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order announced today, the Executive Team made the difficult decision to cancel tomorrow’s drive-in commencement ceremonies. We are currently in the process of notifying our participating graduates of this change.

Currently, it is not the District’s plan to reschedule these events. We will, however, be sending by mail any items we would have given our graduates, such as their ribbon leis and updated programs. While this is a disappointment to the campus community, we know the largest impact of this cancellation is on our graduates, who clearly indicated their desire to celebrate this life milestone with us.

Thank you to the Commencement Committee, our volunteers, and those who planned to attend. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

 

Alisha M. Rosas
Interim Vice President of Student Services/
Executive Director of Equity, Outreach and Communications
alisha.rosas@chaffey.edu

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

 

If you completed or expect to complete your degree or certificate in the summer, fall or spring preceding the next commencement date, you will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony. Check your Panther email for your eligibility notification.

You can check your status online via the portal.

You must complete the following steps:

  • Apply for graduation prior to the published deadline. 
  • Complete the student graduate RSVP form. 
  • Purchase and pick up your regalia.

If you have earned an associate degree and have a 3.50 GPA or above in degree applicable units, you will graduate with honors. GPA for honors at graduation (listed in commencement ceremony booklet) is computed after the fall semester grades are recorded on the transcript for spring commencement.

You must have earned an associate’s degree and a cumulative 4.00 GPA in degree applicable units, and have completed a minimum of 12 degree applicable units at Chaffey College each consecutive term, except the first term in college may be fewer than 12 units. If you are eligible to be a valedictorian, you will be notified by the commencement office by April 1st.

Dress Code

 

Dress appropriately for the special occasion. If you do not have your regalia (which includes a cap, gown and tassel) you will not be able to participate in the ceremony.

Please visit the Chaffey campus store website for more information regarding how you may purchase academic regalia.

No. Only college-approved regalia is allowed, as this is Chaffey College’s commencement ceremony. College staff may ask you to remove any non-approved or inappropriate regalia.

It is completely acceptable to decorate your cap. Please be respectful when decorating your cap, but have fun. Please note that your graduation gown should not be decorated.

 

Connect With Other Graduates

How can I connect with other graduates on social media?
Use the hashtag #chaffey20 to join the conversation on Twitter and see what’s trending among your fellow graduates and alumni.

Photography

GradImages® is the official photographer for our commencement.

You can view and order your photos by visiting their website at www.gradimages.com.

Simply enter your last name, your school name: school and select 2020 from the dropdown menu.
Once you see your name, click on the link to view your photos.

If you need additional help to locate your photos, call the GradImages customer service department at 800-261-2576 or email them at giservice@gradimages.net.