The 85th Annual Commencement Ceremony goes virtual!

Delta College's virtual Commencement ceremony ! It's important we remember the context for today's important event. Delta College continues to mourn the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, and to reaffirm our commitment to stand with the African-American community. Amid these incredibly hard times, we do hope this day brings our community a chance to celebrate something -- the spectacular achievements of our students.

Please see the statement issued by College leadership to Delta students earlier this week.

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We're thrilled to share that nearly 700 students have registered to participate in our ceremony. We know this isn't exactly the ceremony you had in mind, but one thing's for sure: This will be a unique experience, with both traditional elements like the turning of the tassels, and new twists including personalized videos created by you, the graduates.



Download a personalized clip which you can share on social media.

Find your clip in the the Ceremony 

Make sure you let us know how you're celebrating! Take a photo or video, tag us and use the hashtag:



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Dr. Pourzanjani Message

"Graduates, this is the beginning of the rest of your lives. I ask you to never stop learning and never stop following your dreams!"



Photo of Omid Pourzanjani.

Welcome to San Joaquin Delta Community College District's 85th annual Commencement ceremony.

Our Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, family, and friends gather today to celebrate and acknowledge the academic achievements of the Class of 2020. We also thank family, significant others, and friends who have supported our graduates.

The degrees conferred today signify that our graduates have the character, courage, and perseverance to achieve a challenging personal goal. Many are the first in their families to attain this level of education; they will serve as inspiration for others in their families and among their friends. Others will join family members in carrying on the tradition of higher education. We hope that all of our graduates will remember Delta College as the place that stirred their desire for lifelong learning.

Graduates, this is the beginning of the rest of your lives. I ask you to never stop learning and never stop following your dreams! I hope to someday see you with bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorates. If you can graduate today in the face of all the pandemic challenges, you can do anything!

Once again, congratulations! We are very proud of you and we hope you join Delta's Alumni Association and keep us up to date with all the great things that you will continue to do in life. 


Dr. Omid Pourzanjani
Superintendent/President San Joaquin Delta College

When will the virtual ceremony happen?

The virtual ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

How will I access the virtual ceremony?

The ceremony will be streamed on Delta's website. Simply visit

What else can I do on the day of the ceremony?

Share photos and videos of your celebration on social media! Tag us and use the hashtag #IAmDelta.

What features will the virtual ceremony include?

Just like in-person Commencement, we will have music, distinguished speakers and cherished traditions like the conferring of degrees. But there will also be new twists, like photos and/or videos submitted by many of the graduates. You will also be able to download a personalized clip with your photo and video that you can keep and share on social media.

Can I access the virtual ceremony later?

Yes. The ceremony will be recorded and made available for future viewing, and we will share that link on this page when it is available. You will also be able to download your personalized messages and share them on social media.

If we're not having an in-person Commencement, when will I get my diploma?

Delta College does not give out diplomas even at an in-person Commencement event. All diplomas will be mailed after the conclusion of the semester in which the student graduates. This is the same process that has been used in the past. We received 2,200 degree applications this year, making this one of Delta's largest-ever graduating classes! So it may take some time for us to process all of them. Thanks for your patience.

Will Delta College hold an in-person Commencement later, or allow the Class of 2020 to participate in the 2021 Commencement?

We are not ruling out the possibility of holding an in-person ceremony at a much later date, but the reality is we do not know when such a large gathering will once again be possible. That’s why we strongly recommend that you participate in this spring’s virtual ceremony.


Commencement Questions? Please email or call (209) 954-5151.