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Graduation Information

61st Annual Commencement Ceremony

Save the Date & Time —
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Please share this date with your friends, family, and neighbors. Invite them to celebrate your achievement with you! It will be special, memorable, and very fun. We will have music and lots of surprises. You deserve it.


Commencement June 25 at 6 p.m. Petition for Degree by May 12

If You Plan to Graduate this Spring

To participate in our 2021 graduation ceremonyyou must petition for your degree with an academic counselor no later than 5 p.m. on May 12. 

By meeting the May 12 deadline, you will be eligible to participate in the virtual ceremony and your name will appear in the graduation program. Make an appointment with a counselor as soon as possible to complete this step.

Once you submit your petition, you will be contacted by the Foothill graduation team about next steps to participate in the ceremony on June 25.

If you would like to perform a song or piece at graduation, email

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may still petition for your spring degree after May 12, but you will miss the deadline for participating in the graduation ceremony or seeing your name included in the 2020-2021 Commencement Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

See FAQs for more information about graduation.

Nominate a Faculty Graduation Speaker

If you are graduating this year,  please help us recommend a faculty member for the 2021 graduation faculty speaker. Complete the faculty speaker recommendation form by Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m.

You may also attend the ASFC Campus Council meeting on Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m. to make your recommendation!  Join the Campus Council Zoom meeting here.

Student Graduation Speaker Tryouts

Do you believe that you can inspire and motivate the class of 2021? Apply to  be a speaker by May 16, 11:59 p.m., and if selected, auditions will be on May 19 from 1-6 p.m.  The application will be available on April 30. See eligibility and speaker guidelines.

Important Dates & Deadlines

More information coming soon.

APR 12 Order your graduation regalia from the Bookstore starting now.
MAY 3 Attend Grad Fest! from 3-4 p.m. Petition for your degree to graduate, learn about next steps for participating in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony and celebrate all things graduation with your Foothill family. Register to join by Zoom.
MAY 12
Deadline to petition for your degree with the counseling department to participate in the Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 25. For details, see FAQs below.

MAY 16

Deadline to submit graduation speaker speech. The application will be available on April 30. See eligibility and speaker guidelines.
JUN 25 Foothill College 61st Commencement Ceremony. Watch the ceremony on YouTube.


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End-of-Year Celebrations

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We so regret we cannot hold on-campus,  year-end celebrations this season. Still, we will honor and applaud your achievements at virtual ceremonies in June. We hope to see you there!

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