Commencement 2022 • Wednesday, May 25
9:00 a.m. • SBVC Football Stadium


Getting Ready

Who is eligible to participate in Commencement 2022?
Any student who has submitted a graduation application and been approved for the Fall 2019/2020/2021, Spring 2020/2021/2022, Summer 2019/2020/2021 semesters are invited to participate in commencement activities. If you are eligible to participate, you must RSVP.
RSVP information will be sent to your student email and through text with the number you have on file. Participation is not mandatory; however, we encourage you to attend Commencement.

When and where is the 2022 SBVC Commencement?
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Place: SBVC Football Stadium
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue,
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Stadium opens at 7:00 a.m. for guests
(Graduates must check in inside the Athletic Complex)

Where may I purchase Commencement Announcements?
Traditional San Bernardino Valley College Commencement Announcements may be purchased at CLICK LINK 

When and where may I purchase my cap, gown and graduation accessories?
If you will be participating in Commencement, here is what you will need: (All items may be purchased at the SBVC Bookstore)

For AA/AS & Certificate Graduates:
• Cap, Gown & Tassel Unit (Black) - $43.00*
• Additional blue/silver tassels may be purchased
for $7.00*

For AA/AS Graduates Only:
• Associate Degree Graduation Hood (Black with Silver and Blue) - $28.00*
• AA/AS/Certificate Gold Honors Cord
3.0 or higher - $12.00*
• AA/AS/Certificate Gold Honors Tassel
3.0 or higher - $7.00*

*Prices do not include sales tax & are subject to change

SBVC Bookstore Annual Grad Fair

April 20 2022 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Campus Center Walkway
20% off cap, gown and tassel! Only!! Photographer on site for sittings. For pricing visit CLICK LINK

Ceremony Day

When is the Commencement ceremony?
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7am Check in inside the Athletics Complex
9am Commencement processional begins

commencment graduates

What is expected of graduates during Commencement?
With everyone’s cooperation, this Commencement will be a proud and happy event for our graduates and guests. The following rules of behavior will be enforced at the ceremony:

1) No smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed. Inebriated students will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony
2) Items that are disruptive will not be allowed
3) Marshals will provide directions for the following:
• Lining up
• Marching into the stadium (Processional)
• Seating
• Receiving diploma covers
• Keeping aisles clear to facilitate easy stage access
• Marching out of the stadium (Recessional)
• No purses or bags of any kind for the processional

To ensure the success of this special occasion, disruptive or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Students must remain seated until the entire ceremony has concluded.

Do graduates receive their diplomas/certificates at Commencement?
Both digital diploma and a paper diploma will be made available to graduates via Parchment Services. An email will be sent to students once the diplomas are ready, with instructions. Spring grads will receive notification on July 1st and summer grads will receive notification on Sept 12th. Information is found at: CLICK LINK 

Are parking permits or event tickets required for the ceremony? Where may we park?
Parking permits and event tickets are not required. Free parking will be available for everyone; however, parking will be very limited so we strongly encourage you to carpool. Due to parking limitations, we are working to identify other parking locations. Further information regarding additional parking will be provided on this website. At this time, parking in residential areas is strictly prohibited. Please plan on arriving early.

What should I tell my guests is allowed and available in the stadium?
No outside food or beverages allowed in stadium (except water). No alcoholic beverages will be permitted or sold. Backpacks and bags are subject to search. No banners, signs, balloons, or any other items that block the view of guests may be carried into the stadium or hung on bleacher rails.

Live Webcast
For friends and family members who are unable to attend the ceremony, the SBVC Commencement ceremony will be streamed live online. On the day of the event, click on the “Commencement” link provided on our homepage to watch the broadcast.

What provisions have been made for emergency health care during Commencement?
In the event of an emergency, please contact a police officer, security officer or usher for assistance or direction to the First Aid Station.

What accommodations are available for persons with disabilities?
The SBVC Football Stadium is accessible to individuals with disabilities, but seating is limited.
Students with disabilities can contact Michelle Crocfer at for assistance.
Contact DSPS ; Phone, (909) 384-4443 ; Fax, (909) 889-7821
Video Phone For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, (909) 332-5877

What is the correct way to wear academic attire?
Graduates wear the tassel forward and to the right. The cap is worn with the long point of the shell to the rear. At the conclusion of the program, graduates move their tassels to the left, thus signifying the conferring of the degree. Graduates are kindly asked not to carry purses, bottles, balloons, etc. Water will be provided to graduates.

What about cameras? May we take pictures during the ceremony?
Yes. You are welcome to bring cameras to Commencement, however, guests may only take pictures from their seats and should take care not to disturb those around them. Only official photographers will be permitted in the graduates’ area. GradImages will photograph each graduate at the ceremony, and proofs will be emailed and mailed after the ceremony.

What if it rains?
In the event of rain or other unforeseen circumstances, the ceremony will go on as scheduled.

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