The 85th Annual Commencement Ceremony goes virtual!

It's almost time! Delta College's virtual Commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

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.

Once again, the ceremony will begin streaming at 10 a.m. Simply return to this page for instructions. We will also link to the ceremony from the College's main page at deltacollege.edu.

During the ceremony, make sure you let us know how you're celebrating! Take a photo or video, tag us and use the hashtag #IAmDelta.

For more, please see the below questions and answers and the following video messages from Delta College President Dr. Omid Pourzanjani, Vice President of Student Services Dr. Lisa Cooper Wilkins, and graduating senior Lovie Espiritu.

 


 

 

FAQ
Why should I participate in a virtual ceremony?

The virtual ceremony is not intended to replace an in-person ceremony. Nothing can do that. However, our virtual ceremony offers many of the same traditional features as the in-person event, as well as some new features. This is your opportunity to be honored for your great accomplishments.

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.

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 live on Delta's website. Simply visit deltacollege.edu or deltacollege.edu/commencement for a link.

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. 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 approximately two months after the conclusion of the semester in which the student graduates. This is the same process that has been used in the past.

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.

Questions

Commencement Questions? Please email evaluations-followup@deltacollege.edu or call (209) 954-5151.