Information for Graduates, Families, and Guests


Ready to Graduate? units?

Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file before submitting the petition.

Students who have petitioned for graduation should notify the Evaluations Office immediately of any name or address change.

Students who have completed the requirements for the CSU general education pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) must petition for General Education Certification in the Evaluations Office.


Diplomas & Certificates

Grad with her diploma A diploma cover will be given to each graduate who participates in the commencement ceremony. However, the actual certificate/diploma will not be mailed to the graduate until a final evaluation has been completed to verify that all requirements for graduation have been satisfied. In addition, all outstanding financial holds with the San Diego Community College District must be cleared.

Directions and Parking

Parking and Directions to Miramar College

Parking is free and guests are encouraged to park in Lot #1 and #2, off of Black Mountain Rd. Graduates and guests are strongly recommended to carpool and plan for sufficient travel time and parking congestion.


Get the Gear

Graduation Caps and Gowns

A graduate

Graduation regalia will be the traditional black cap and gown with a teal tassel.

Speakers Wanted

Have Something to Say?

Student Speaker Wanted for Commencement Ceremony

Miramar College is always interested in finding a graduating student to serve as the Student Commencement Speaker. If you have a unique experience or story to share, we hope that you will be consider applying to serve as the Student Commencement Speaker.

Graduation Timeline & Information

Before You Graduate

  • Deadline to file a Petition for Graduation for students completing an Associate Degree for Transfer and transferring to a CSU in the fall of 2015 is February 13.
  • Deadline to file a petition and have your name appear in the official Commencement Program March 31st
  • Deadline to file a Petition for Graduation is April 30, 2015.
    • (Petitions filed after April 30 will become Summer Graduates)

About the Graduation Ceremony

Arrival Time

It is recommended that families and guests arrive at Compass Point at least 60 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Graduates are required to register at the west entrance to the LLRC Auditorium a minimum of one hour in advance of the ceremonies.

Request for Accommodation

If you or your guest will need special accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office no later than Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00 noon. Special Seating and assistance will be available with prior notice.

Miramar Grad Fair

April 29 & 30


Compass Point

Consider planning for commencement early by attending the Miramar College Grad Fair, hosted by the Miramar Campus Bookstore, and celebrated in conjunction with the Associated Students Spring Fest. The event, located at Compass Point, in the center of the campus just north of the K Building, is a chance to prepare in advance for your big day.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm done! How do I graduate?

You must notify the Evaluations Office by returning the Graduation Registration. This form is mandatory to participate in the commencement ceremony and can be found in the first section of the Commencement website, entitled “See Timeline and other important information for Spring 2014 Graduates.

Get Connected

As a student of San Diego Miramar College you have had very important connections and experiences along the way. Your educational experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, have undoubtedly shaped you and prepared you for your future. You have learned, overcome challenges, developed and achieved success; and we are proud of you. You have become a part of the Miramar College family and we hope that you will want to remain connected to the college.

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