Graduation is an exciting time for every student. The hard work, commitment, time, and effort they put into their classes and major programs at San Diego Christian College culminates with graduation announcements, events and a glorious ceremony as they celebrate with their friends and family.

The few months prior to graduation are filled with activities, events, planning and to-dos. We’ve created this page to help graduating students and their friends and family members get all the information they will need. Please see below or use the tabs in the navigation bar to learn more about announcements, schedule of events, graduation banquet and ceremony.

Schedule of Events – Graduation 2018

Fill out Graduation Application

  • Must be submitted by February 28, 2018
  • To access the application form click on the link above or click here to login to Empower Web
  • Click on Student Records
  • Click Application to Graduate
  • Complete the Form

*Application to Graduate is in addition to the Petition to Graduate form, filled out and submitted to your success coach

Order your Graduation Announcements

  • Order by March 20 in order to receive announcements 2 – 3 weeks prior to Graduation.
  • Financial Obligation Deadline
  • Friday, April 28, 5:00pm
  • Location: Financial Services Office

Departure Process

  • Due by Monday, May 1
  • Location: Enrollment Services Office

Cap & Gown Pick Up

  • Week of April 24
  • Location: Enrollment Services Office for Traditional Students
  • Location: Graduation Coach for Adult & Online APS Students

Mandatory Rehearsal

  • Friday, May 4, 3:00 pm
  • Location: Shadow Mountain Community Church Worship Center

Graduation Banquet

Commencement Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 5, 10:00am
  • Location: SMCC Worship Center

Adult and online (APS) students complete departure process upon completion of final course.


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