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Graduation Information

Join us for Commencement 2019!

59th Annual Commencement Ceremony

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All family and friends are invited — no ticket required!

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019
6:00 P.M.

Graduation Rehearsal

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019
10 A.M.

Are You Eligible to Participate?

We invite you to participate in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony — if you graduated or will graduate from Foothill College during the following terms:

  • Summer 2018
  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2019
  • Spring 2019* or end of Summer 2019*

Steps to Graduate

  • Meet with your counselor and submit a Petition to Graduate by May 31 to participate in the commencement ceromony and to have your name printed on the program.
  • Purchase your cap and gown from the Bookstore starting June 1-28.
  • Invite your family and friends to attend – no tickets required!
  • Attend Graduation Rehearsal Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at the Library Quad.
  • Arrive at the Smithwick Theatre patio by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28, dressed and ready to go. Ceremony starts at 6 p.m.
  • Celebrate your accomplishments at a complimentary reception sponsored by ASFC immediately following at the Smithwick Theatre patio.
  • Parking is FREE at all parking lots on day of Graduation.

Disability Support

If you require accommodations for a disability, please contact Bidya Subedi at or 650.949.7039 in the Disability Resource Center to make arrangements.

Help Us Pronounce Your Name at Graduation! 

It is important to us that your graduation is one to remember, so we invite you to record the correct pronunciation of your name! Please take a moment to do so using the appropriate link according to your division:

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Grad Fest


Noon - 2 p.m. • Library Quad 

Petition for graduation, pick up your cap and gown, and get your questions answered.

NOTE: Petition to Graduate by May 31 to  have your name printed on the Commencement printed program.

If you petition to graduate for Summer 2019 before the June 28 ceremony, you may participate in the ceremony but your name will be included in the following year's program.

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Student Affairs Office


Campus Center Building 2000 Room 2002