Graduation 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

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 2022 Commencement Ceremony date. Please check back for further details.

Who: 2021 Fall and 2022 Spring Graduates

What: 2022 Commencement Ceremony

When: May 7, 2022 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 2022 Commencement Program

Commencement Speaker: Brooks Buser


Brooks and his wife Nina both graduated from San Diego Christian College with degrees in Business Administration (Brooks) and Counseling Psychology (Nina). After graduation Brooks worked as a finance manager and eventual CFO for a multinational company that had roots in the Netherlands. Soon after both Brooks and Nina felt the scriptures leading them to work with unreached people groups.

In 2003 they left for the country of Papua New Guinea and have spent the last 13 years as church planters among the Yembiyembi people. During the 13 years there they learned the language of the Yembiyembi’s, developed an alphabet, taught the people how to read and write in their own language for the first time, taught the Yembiyembi’s foundationally through the Bible (Genesis to Revelation), and translated the N.T. and portions of the O.T. In 2013 the church was handed over to the Yembiyembi church leaders and the N.T. was completed in their language.

In June of 2016 Brooks and Nina returned back to their home of San Diego, and began working with Radius International as instructors and helping in leadership.

In January 2017 Brooks was named president of Radius International.


Schedule of Events for Students — Graduation 2022

Commencement Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 7, 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.

Is there a limit to how many guests I can bring?

No!* We are excited to announce that there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate can bring with them to the ceremony. We are excited to celebrate your accomplishment with all your friends and family members!

Please note: seating will be first-come, first-serve. Once the main auditorium is full all other guests will be required to sit in overflow located on-site where will be live streaming the event. 

*This may change if local, state, or federal COVID guidelines force this to be limited. At this time we do not anticipate a change but we all know COVID regulations change daily so please keep an eye on your email. 

What time should graduates arrive?

  • May 7th at 8:30 am.
  • Staff & Volunteers. will be present to direct graduates to check-in

Are there other events occurring?

Yes! We are excited to host a Baccalaureate Worship Service on Friday, May 6th at San Diego Christian College Chapel. We invite all graduates and their families to attend. Please RSVP using the link below so that we can best prepare. 

The attire for this service is Sunday Casual. Regalia will not be worn for this service.

When: May 6th at 6:00 pm

Link: Click Here 

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