86th Annual Commencement

Watch the live stream here.

June 18, 2021 update: 

2021 Graduates

Graduates have previously been invited to reserve up to five tickets for the ceremony: one for themselves and up to four for guests. Class of 2021 grads may now bring up to eight (8) guests to the Saturday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. ceremony. Please note:

  • If you already have tickets for four guests and would now like to bring up to eight guests, you do not need to reserve additional tickets. Each guest ticket will now be valid for up to two guests.
  • If you want to walk but have not yet reserved a ticket for yourself or for your guests, please check your student email carefully for an Eventbrite invitation.
  • If you are having trouble finding your invitation, please email info@deltacollege.edu. The deadline is Monday, June 21.

We look forward to celebrating with you.

Time

2021 Graduates
11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021

Location

Banner Island Park

Banner Island Ballpark
404 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95203

Commencement Programs

85th Commencement Program
Download/View 2020 Commencement Brochure

Watch the 85th Commencement Recording

86th Commencement Program
Download/View 2021 Commencment Brochure

Commencement FAQs
Will there be a rehearsal? 

No, there is not a student rehearsal this year. Please watch this short video to learn more about how the ceremony will work.  

Where do I need to go? 

Free parking is available in the lot immediately to the west of Banner Island Ballpark. From eastbound Fremont Street, turn right onto Harrison Street and then turn left into the parking lot. Signs will be posted to help you find the way. After you park, walk to the west gate of the stadium, where you will check in and receive your name card. You will then wait with other graduates in the concourse area. Please watch this short video for more assistance. 

 

When should I arrive? 

Please arrive two hours before the start of your ceremony to allow plenty of time for checking in. 2020 graduates should arrive at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 25; 2021 graduates should arrive at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. Graduates will wait in the concourse area which is sheltered from the sun. 

 

Do I have to wear a mask? 

Consistent with the guidelines which the state intends to implement after June 15, masks are not required for outdoor events. Of course, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are welcome to do so. Please watch your email carefully for any additional updates on public health protocol. 

What do graduates need to bring? 

Bring your Commencement ticket on your phone (you can use the Eventbrite app) or you can print it out at home and bring it with you. 

Are there any rules about what I can bring into the ballpark? 

You and your guests may bring: 

  • Purses or diaper bags 
  • Sealed bottles of water 
  • Seat cushions (for guests) 
  • Binoculars (for guests) 

Please do not bring: 

  • Backpacks, large bags or fanny packs. If you have items you may place them in clear plastic bags that do not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, in one-gallon plastic zip bags, or in other bags smaller than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. 
  • Coolers 
  • Food (concession stands will be open) 
  • Alcohol or any liquid beverage in cans or boxes 
What parking is available and what is the cost? 

Free parking for graduates and the public is available in the parking lot immediately west of the ballpark. From eastbound Fremont Street, turn right on Harrison. The parking lot will be on your left. The other parking lot directly in front of the ballpark is reserved for staff.  

If the west parking lot is full, free parking is also available on nearby streets. Other nearby parking lots may charge for parking. 

What is the dress code for graduates? 

It is likely to be warm, so we recommend you do not wear heavy clothing under your gown. To protect the outfield grass at the ballpark, please do not wear high heels. 

What if I need mobility assistance at the event? 

Please reach out to Roy Juarez at roy.juarez@deltacollege.edu and copy info@deltacollege.edu. It will help us to know of your needs ahead of time. 

 

 

Do graduates receive a diploma at the ceremony? 

No. You will receive your diploma in the mail at a future date. Graduates will receive a ceremonial scroll and degree holder at the event. 

 

Will there be a livestream of the event available? 

We are planning to livestream the event. A link will be available the day of the ceremony at deltacollege.edu.  

 

Will food and drink be available? 

Ballpark concession stands will be open. No alcohol. 

How do graduates get their regalia?  

You can pick up your free regalia (cap and gown) at the Delta College Bookstore. Visit their website for hours and gown sizing information: bookstore.deltacollege.edu/home.aspx 

 

Is it too late to sign up? 

The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 21. If you have not received an invitation from Eventbrite, please check your “other” folder and your old student email at students.deltacollege.edu. If you still cannot find the invitation, please email info@deltacollege.edu and we will help you sign up! 

How many tickets can I get? 

Graduates have been invited to reserve up to five tickets, including one for themselves. However, please be aware of the following changes announced June 18:

2020 GRADUATES

We’re happy to share that tickets are no longer required for guests at the 2020 ceremony on Friday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. There is enough room in the ballpark that we expect to be able to accommodate all guests who might wish to attend.  Please note:

  • 2020 graduates must still reserve a ticket for themselves, if they haven’t already done so.
  • The deadline is Monday, June 21.
  • Please check your student email carefully for an Eventbrite invitation. If you are having trouble finding your Eventbrite invitation, please email info@deltacollege.edu.

2021 GRADUATES

Graduates have previously been invited to reserve up to five tickets for the ceremony: one for themselves and up to four for guests. Class of 2021 grads may now bring up to eight (8) guests to the Saturday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. ceremony. Please note:

  • If you already have tickets for four guests and would now like to bring up to eight guests, you do not need to reserve additional tickets. Each guest ticket will now be valid for up to two guests.
  • If you want to walk but have not yet reserved a ticket for yourself or for your guests, please check your student email carefully for an Eventbrite invitation.
  • If you are having trouble finding your invitation, please email info@deltacollege.edu. The deadline is Monday, June 21.
Do children need a ticket? 

Children under 2 do not need a ticket.

 

I'm a graduate, do I need to bring my ticket? 

Yes, graduates should bring their tickets. The easiest way to do this is to download the Eventbrite app on your mobile device. You can also print out your tickets and bring them with you. If you are a Class of 2021 graduate and have invited guests, make sure they have their tickets as well so that they can check in separately. Guests for the Class of 2020 ceremony no longer need tickets.

 


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

#DeltaClassOf2021
#DeltaCollegeGrad
#MadeAtDeltaCollege

 

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Commencement Questions? Please email info@deltacollege.edu 


Previous Announcements

June 18, 2021: 

We are excited to announce that 2020 and 2021 graduates may now bring more guests to the upcoming Commencement ceremonies! Read below for an update for each graduating class:

2020 Graduates

We’re happy to share that tickets are no longer required for guests at the 2020 ceremony on Friday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. There is enough room in the ballpark that we expect to be able to accommodate all guests who might wish to attend.  Please note:

  • 2020 graduates must still reserve a ticket for themselves, if they haven’t already done so.
  • The deadline is Monday, June 21.
  • Please check your student email carefully for an Eventbrite invitation. If you are having trouble finding your Eventbrite invitation, please email info@deltacollege.edu.

2021 Graduates

Graduates have previously been invited to reserve up to five tickets for the ceremony: one for themselves and up to four for guests. Class of 2021 grads may now bring up to eight (8) guests to the Saturday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. ceremony. Please note:

  • If you already have tickets for four guests and would now like to bring up to eight guests, you do not need to reserve additional tickets. Each guest ticket will now be valid for up to two guests.
  • If you want to walk but have not yet reserved a ticket for yourself or for your guests, please check your student email carefully for an Eventbrite invitation.
  • If you are having trouble finding your invitation, please email info@deltacollege.edu. The deadline is Monday, June 21.

June 14, 2021

Just one week left to register for Commencement!  

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SIGNED UP: Please check your Delta email carefully for an invitation from EventBrite. Check your “other” folder and your legacy email as well. If you cannot find the invitation, please email info@deltacollege.edu and we will assist you. The deadline to sign up is June 21.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP: Please watch this video, which will help you understand where to go and what you need to do. Remember to show up two hours before your ceremony begins. Other common questions are addressed below.

 

May 28, 2021 

San Joaquin Delta College will offer in-person Commencement festivities next month – not only for the current graduating class of 2021, but for the class of 2020 as well.

Each ceremony will be capped at 1,000 graduates each, and each graduate will now be allowed up to 4 guests in the audience (this is a change from previous announcements).

For those unable to attend, a livestream will be available for both events.

Graduates, please watch your email carefully for an invitation from EventBrite. If you have not received an invitation by June 2, please email: info@deltacollege.edu.

  • Information and further updates will also be posted here.

Don't forget: Delta is providing regalia free of charge. Graduates who have not already received their regalia can come to the Bookstore one week before the event. Please review the regalia sizing chart on the bookstore website before you come to the store. Bookstore hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.


April 8, 2021
Please watch for emails and/or text messages inviting you to officially register for the ceremony. We hope you will participate.


April 7, 2021
If you are a graduating student and you requested free regalia in the recent survey/email text, it is being shipped directly to your home address.


March 30, 2021
Student Commencement Speaker 2021
Applications are now closed for the The 86th Annual Commencement Student speaker.


April 13, 2021
Graduating students should have received a text and email requesting to sign up and complete the graduation form. If you should have received a text/email and didn't, please contact us at info@deltacollege.edu. You may also complete the form here. Remember, the deadline for submitting your information and photo for the Virtual Graduation is April 24, 2021.