Graduation 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Graduation is an exciting time for every student. The hard work, commitment, time, and effort they put into their degree program at San Diego Christian College culminates with graduation announcements, events, and a celebratory ceremony as they walk across the stage in front of their friends and family.

The leadership team at San Diego Christian College is pleased to announce the 2021 Commencement Ceremony date. Please check back for further details.

Who: 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring Graduates
What: 2021 Commencement Ceremony
When: May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am
Where: Shadow Mountain Community Church

Click here to watch the graduation on the SDCC YouTube Channel
Click here to view the 2021 Commencement Program

Please know: This event is planned to be inside. All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed including health screenings, temperature checks, wearing of face coverings, physical distancing, and a limited capacity.

Commencement Speaker: Pastor Miles McPherson

Pastor Miles McPherson will deliver the 2021 Commencement Address for San Diego Christian College on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, CA.

McPherson is the founder and lead Pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego, California. In 2000, he felt called by God to start The Rock Church. A cornerstone of the San Diego community, The Rock Church seeks to reach, equip, and send people to impact their community and beyond. 

San Diego Christian College President, Dr. Kevin D. Corsini commented, “God is transforming lives through the powerful ministry of Pastor Miles and we are excited to have him share with our graduating seniors on this momentous occasion.”

Read the full announcement here


Schedule of Events for Students — Graduation 2021

Commencement Participation Form

*Commencement Participation Application Form filled out and submitted.

Order your Graduation Announcements (will be available by March 1, 2021)
Order by March 20 in order to receive announcements 2 – 3 weeks prior to Graduation.

Financial Obligation Deadline

  • Spring graduates must be cleared by Friday, April 30
  • Check your Populi account to ensure you have a $0 balance
  • Location: Financial Services Office

Cap & Gown Pick Up

  • Week of April 26
  • Location: Registrar’s office


  • Please note that all graduates must complete the ticket request form they received in their email in order to receive tickets for their guests.

Commencement Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 10:00 AM
  • Location: Shadow Mountain Community Church Worship Center
    2100 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92019

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

Graduation Announcements

Show pride in your accomplishment through the time-honored tradition of sending your college’s official graduation announcement to family and friends. Order your announcements online here.

  • The front of your announcement is engraved with your college crest.
  • The front design features school colors in rich foil printing.
  • The inside is printed with the date time and place of your graduation.
  • Graduates will typically send 20-40 announcements to family and friends.
  • You will receive your order 4-5 weeks prior to graduation if ordered by March 20.


If you are joining us from out of town, we highly recommend staying at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott in El Cajon. It opened in March 2018 and provides wonderful accommodations. The Courtyard by Marriott extends a preferred discount rate to the SDCC family and also donates a percentage of your room cost to the college.

Click here for more information and to book your reservation with the hotel.

Recommended Restaurants

Anny’s Fine Burgers — Santee Trolley Square, 9862 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Santee Coffee Corner — 235 Town Center Pkwy suite a, Santee,
or 9608 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071
Chick-fil-A — 9418 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto — 10767 Woodside Ave, Santee
Marieta’s — 8915 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Okawa Steak House and Sushi — 9720 Mission Gorge Rd, Ste A, Santee
Phil’s BBQ — 9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Sandwich Bags — 10769 Woodside Ave., Santee