Commencement 2023

Fall 2022 and spring 2023 graduates, save the date for the Shasta College Commencement ceremony taking place on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm. If you are looking for information on how to apply for your degree, please visit the Degree/Certificate Evaluation Process page to learn more about the process and ensure you meet all of the requirements. 

Please Note: Diplomas are not passed out to graduates at commencement. More information is in the FAQ section.

More information about Commencement 2023 coming soon! Check this page frequently in Spring Term for updates.

Important Dates

Dates — 2023  
Saturday, April 1 Deadline to submit Degree/Certification Application.

Notification deadline to Graduation Planning Team to keep your name from being printed in the graduation program; and/or being given to Grad Images.
Thursday, April 6 Deadline to purchase cap/gown/tassel sets online to be delivered to Shasta College Bookstore.
Tuesday, April 25 Deadline to purchase cap/gown/tassel sets online to be delivered to student’s residence (with additional $12.95 shipping fee).
Friday, May 5 Students can come to the Shasta College Bookstore to pick up campus ship pre-ordered cap/gown/tassel sets.
Friday, May 19 Commencement Ceremony takes places on Friday, May 19th at 7:00 pm


Students who are graduating can now sign up for tickets to participate in the commencement event! Please note that students should reserve tickets for themselves AND their guests all at once using the link below. 

  • If either a student or a guest needs any accommodations (interpretation, physical assistance, etc.) please add that information through the link below OR email directly.
  • Note that if you have already submitted a degree application, you STILL need to sign up to participate in commencement using the link below.
  • You should add your guests to your reservation, guests should not be reserving tickets separately. 
  • The deadline to reserve a Commencement Ceremony ticket is Sunday, April 30, 2023. 

This link should be used by graduating students only:


Graduates will need to order their regalia before April 6, 2023. Online ordering is available now! Please read these instructions, Regalia Info and Pricing (PDF), carefully to place your order. Pick up & shipping options are listed below.

There are two options for receiving your order:

  • #1 Home Ship – Jostens will ship your regalia to you directly. You will pay for your regalia with Jostens when you place your order. Jostens will add $12.95 to each order for shipping. The deadline for the Home Ship option is April 25, 2023 to ensure they arrive before graduation.
  • #2 Campus Ship – Students pre-order your regalia and Jostens puts everything together and labels each order with your name. These will all get shipped to the Shasta College Bookstore. Students who choose this option will pay at the bookstore at the time they pick it up – no shipping fees are charged. The deadline for the Campus Ship option is April 6, 2023. Students can come to the bookstore to pick up/pay for these starting May 5, 2023.

Note: EOPS students should not order their regalia online. Staff from EOPS will coordinate ordering your regalia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and ceremony details can be found here!

Graduate parking will be located at the East Lot. Guest parking will be at the North Parking Lot. More details will be sent to graduates in regards to timing of arrivals.

Graduate Check-In will be located near Starbucks on campus beside the Redwood Grove. Additional details will be sent via email.

More information and a link to the application can be found here: If you indicate that you wish to participate in the graduation ceremony additional information will be e-mailed to you (please make sure your accurate email address is on file with Admissions and Records).

In the event of unsafe weather conditions, Student Services will make the call by 9:00 am on the day of graduation day to move the event inside Gymnasium. Students will be informed via email and a notice will be posted on the website.

Please Note: Rain does not guarantee that the event will be moved inside, as there would not be space for guests, so please watch the weather and prepare accordingly.

You may invite as many guests as you wish HOWEVER, we encourage students to limit guests to six (6) per graduate. This is a courtesy request so that all graduates have space for their guests; seating will be in the bleachers of the stadium. Please note, the event will be livestreamed, so guests who are not able to attend in person will still be able to join virtually or watch after the fact.

If you or your guests require any special accommodations for the ceremony, please contact us directly. This would include any parking, transportation or interpreting services you may need. Email to let us know.

Yes - NO EXCEPTIONS. To purchase your cap, gown and tassel, and for more information regarding special orders, please see the details above in the Regalia ordering section. The deadline to order your items to ship to the bookstore in time for the ceremony is April 6, 2023. If you order to the Bookstore, you pay at pick-up and do not have to pay for shipping. The total cost for a Grad Pack (Cap/Gown/Tassel) is $51.00 plus tax. The deadline to purchase with the Homeship option is April 25, 2023 *a shipping charge of $12.95 will be added to Homeship orders.

Underneath your graduation gown, you may wear any appropriate clothing. We recommend comfortable shoes that you can walk through campus, on the field, up and down stage ramps, etc.

Yes. If you have questions on what designs are allowed (or not allowed) please reach out to

Students who qualify for honors at the time of graduation will be e-mailed directly. This email will include information on how to purchase the honor cord. Honors are based on a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in Shasta College coursework at the end of the Fall 2022 semester.

Yes, you will be contacted directly by Grad Images with information regarding graduation photos. If you do not wish to have your mail and contact information given to Grad Images, you must contact by April 1, 2023.

Yes, each graduate will receive a program. If you do not wish to have your name printed in the graduation program, please contact by April 1, 2023.

All graduates and their guests are invited to attend a reception in honor of the graduates to be held in the campus quad immediately following the commencement ceremony.

You will not actually receive your diploma at the Commencement ceremony. You will receive a diploma cover. Diplomas are generally mailed approximately 2 to 3 months after the term has ended. We begin the process of evaluating and awarding degrees 2 to 4 weeks after the submission of semester grades. You will receive an email with a notification of your status once the evaluation of your degree application is completed. Official confirmation of your degree will be posted on your transcripts and will be available as soon as your degree is awarded.

We appreciate your patience and work to have diplomas ready as quickly as possible. Diplomas will be mailed to the mailing address listed on the graduate’s degree application. Please ensure that the address submitted on the degree application is valid at the time of mailing. Failure to provide the correct address will result in a delay or non-receipt of the diploma. Diplomas are mailed standard USPS.

Listed below are the diploma mailing schedules for each graduation term.

  • Spring graduates, diplomas will be mailed by August 1 of the same year.
  • Summer graduates, diplomas will be mailed by October 1 of the same year.
  • Fall graduates, diplomas will be mailed by March 1 of the next year.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the graduation ceremony, please email