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Graduation Information

Commencement is scheduled for May 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Rehearsal is scheduled for 1:00 pm on May 20, 2022 at Herschel Meredith Stadium (Football Field).

College of the Siskiyous will be holding Commencement outdoors this year and will not require limited guest seating. More information will be sent by email to those who petition for graduation by March 15, 2022. Students not petitioning by this deadline will not be able to participate in the commencement ceremony. This does not mean that students who petition after the deadline will not be able to receive their degree. Petitions will still be reviewed for degree completion.

Commencement is a special event that marks the celebration and culmination of years of hard work completed by our students.

Degrees are not automatically awarded. See Instructions on Petitioning to Graduate below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it too late to sign up for Commencement participation?

The deadline to submit a request to participate in Commencement through the Petition for Graduation closed on March 15. Students who have petitioned to graduate after March 15 may fill out this form to be placed on the waitlist. The waitlist will be closed on April 22 and will be considered for selection based on earliest Graduation Petition submission date. This means if there is only one seat available, it will be given to the person on the waitlist who submitted their Graduation Petition first.

Commencement Participation Waiting List

Will Commencement be Live Streamed?

We are still working on the technical aspects of live streaming commencement for family and friends who are unable to attend. Check this web page periodically for updates.

How do I get a commencement program?

We will be providing a printed Commencement Program at the ceremony for students and guests. Students can request extra programs by emailing

Students will be listed in the program and in a release to the media unless they opt out by emailing and including their first and last name in the email, or if they had previously opted out through their petition form. If you are unsure whether or not you opted out, feel free to send an email to ask.

Is participation in the commencement ceremony required to receive my degree?

Students are not required to participate in graduation/commencement in order to receive their diploma/degree. Students who petition by May 1, 2022 will still be included in the printed Commencement Program regardless of participation in the ceremony. Please see note above regarding Commencement Printed Program. Please specify whether you want to opt out of both or not.

Is my degree automatically sent to me if I completed my requirements?

All students who are completing graduation requirements must file a "Petition to Graduate" available online or at the Counseling and Student Support Programs Office. It is recommended that you petition after registering for your spring classes. The earlier the better! (Commencement Deadline is March 1). Late petitions will result in not being able to participate in commencement or your name not being listed in the program (printed program deadline is May 1).

How do I apply to become the Student Speaker for Commencement?

Students interested in becoming the student graduation speaker must apply and audition before a panel comprised of staff, students, and faculty. The Student Speaker Application deadline is April 1. Students who have applied will receive further instructions shortly after the Student Speaker Application deadline.

Student Speaker Application

When will I receive my diploma/degree in the mail?

Pending successful completion of your courses, your degree will be sent to the address on your graduation petition in late July.

Graduation candidates will be mailed commencement information at the end of March.

Contact Us

  • For a status or questions regarding your petition, please contact Admissions and Records at (530) 938-5500.
  • For questions regarding the Commencement Ceremony, please contact Student Services by emailing or calling (530) 938-5374 and leave a message with your question.