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Graduation Information

Join us for Commencement 2019!

59th Annual Commencement Ceremony

All family and friends are invited — no ticket required!

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019
6:00 P.M.

Graduation Rehearsal

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019
10 A.M.

Are You Eligible to Participate?

We invite you to participate in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony — if you graduated or will graduate from Foothill College during the following terms:

  • Summer 2018
  • Fall 2018,
  • Winter 2019
  • Spring 2019* or end of Summer 2019*

*Please note that if you graduate this Spring 2019, you must petition by May 31.

*If you petition to graduate for Summer 2019 before the June 28 ceremony, you may participate in the ceremony but your name will be included in the following year's program.

Commencement Student Speaker Tryouts - Apply by May 22

This Year's Theme: Service Leadership

Are you graduating this year? Do you believe that you can inspire and motivate the class of 2019?

Yes! Then we encourage you to apply and possibly become this year’s student commencement speaker. To be considered, you'll SUBMIT your WRITTEN SPEECH proposal for selection.

Steps to Graduate

  • Meet with your counselor and submit a Petition to Graduate by May 31 to participate in the commencement ceromony and to have your name printed on the program.
  • Apply to be our Student Speaker by May 22.
  • Purchase your cap and gown from the Bookstore starting June 1-28.
  • Invite your family and friends to attend – no tickets required!
  • Attend Graduation Rehearsal Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at the Library Quad.
  • Arrive at the Smithwick Theatre patio by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28, dressed and ready to go. Ceremony starts at 6 p.m.
  • Celebrate your accomplishments at a complimentary reception sponsored by ASFC immediately following at the Smithwick Theatre patio.

Disability Support

If you require accommodations for a disability, please contact Bidya Subedi at or 650.949.7039 in the Disability Resource Center to make arrangements.

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