Commencement 2024 • Tuesday, May 21 

Doors Open 7:30 AM • Ceremony 9:00 AM San Manuel Stadium

Commencement 2024
Tuesday, May 21
Doors Open: 7:30 AM
Ceremony: 9:00 AM

San Manuel Stadium



Getting Ready


Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Place: San Manuel Stadium

Doors Open: 7:30 AM

Ceremony: 9:00 AM


Traditional San Bernardino Valley College Commencement Announcements may be purchased at HERE


 You will be able to pick up your cap and gown starting April 26 at the SBVC Bookstore

 Last day to pick up your cap and gown is May 20.

 You will need your SBVC ID card or SBVC ID number

Please note: Cap and gowns will come with a tassel. Honor cords will need to be paid for separately.


Yes, tassels are included with your cap and gown.


No, honor cords are not included with your cap and gown. 

Honor cords will need to be paid for.


Date: Friday, April 26, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Campus Bookstore and Observatory Lawn


Gradimages will be taking graduation photos during the SBVC Grad Fair.

The Grad Fair is taking place Friday, April 26, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

If you would like to register for photos please visit the link below.






Ceremony Day


Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM


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.


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: HERE 


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.


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.


For friends and family members who are unable to attend the ceremony, the SBVC Commencement ceremony will be streamed live online.

Check back for the link to the livestream!


In the event of an emergency, please contact a police officer, security officer or usher for assistance or direction to the First Aid Station.


The San Manuel Stadium is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Students participating in commencement that require accommodation can contact:

 Student Accessibility Services - Michelle Crocfer


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.


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.


In the event of rain or other unforeseen circumstances, the ceremony will go on as scheduled.



For more information on Commencement, contact the Office of Student Life at

909-384-4474 or



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Register for graduation photos, taken during the Grad Fair (Friday, April 26, 2024)

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