Virtual Commencement 2021

May 26, 2021 • 9:00 AM

Commencement Day

When? Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM

The ceremony can be viewed at any of these locations:

Have any questions? Email

Getting Ready

  • NOTE: The deadline to submit a grad card has passed.

    • No need to register for this event! To participate, just submit your virtual grad card to be included in the video ceremony.
    • All eligible graduates will receive a text and email with a personalized link to create a virtual graduate card
    • Create your virtual card, which will display your name and major during the livestreamed ceremony
    • Take a picture on your smartphone with one of our customized social media filters! This will be your picture for your virtual card.
    • Make sure to register and RSVP by May 5 to be included in the ceremony.
  • This event is a livetsreamed video, so no need for a Zoom link or password!

    • Our virtual ceremony 🎓 will be a live video that will progress exactly like the in-person ceremony, except we will all be viewing it remotely on the website, YouTube or Facebook.
    • We will see greetings👋 from President Rodriguez, our Board of Trustees, special guest speeches, as well as a student speaker and keynote speaker.
    • Graduates 👩‍🎓 will then have their names read in alphabetical order alongside their virtual cards, which will be shown for four seconds per graduate.
    • We will also feature special music 🎵 for the program, recorded by our students in the Voci Soli Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Scully.
  • Yes! Regalia is not required for the virtual ceremony, but you can still purchase your own to celebrate. Please visit
    for ordering instructions.

    • Cap & Gown Regalia Set (Black) - $44.00*
    • Blue/silver Tassel - $6.00*
    • SBVC Diploma Cover - $10.00*
    • Associate Hood (for degree recipients only) - $28.00*

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

    For more information on grad regalia, visit our Bookstore Graduate Portal.

  • Diplomas will still need to be picked up from campus. You will be contacted over the summer with instructions on where to pick up your diploma and your diploma cover. Make sure to check your student email during the summer for updates.

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