Commencement 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019
at the Performing Arts Center, building 1300
1st session: 3:30pm - 5pm
2nd session: 6:30pm - 8pm
Dates  •  FAQ  •  Parking


Important Dates and Deadlines



SUBMIT RSVP by April 19th to participate in Commencement

  • After applying for graduation, you will receive an Eventbrite invitation on April 9th in your zonemail.
  • This invitation also includes information about selecting your commencement session time and how to get tickets for your guests.


You have 3 ways to purchase:

  1. Purchase online by April 26, 2019
  2. Purchase and pickup at the Grad Fair 
    when: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 12pm - 6pm
    Events Center, building 700S, room 772

    Additional offerings include:
    1. Professional Graduation Portraits
    2. Graduation Regalia - Final Day for 10% Discount on Packages!
    3. Graduation Rings - Discount at Grad Fair Only
    4. Custom Announcements, Diploma Frames, Graduation Gifts

Visit to see these offerings.

  1. Purchase and pickup at the bookstore from May 1 - May 23, 2019
    (sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis)


Keynote Speaker


Coming Soon.





Special assistance: How can you request accommodations?

Graduates or their guests requiring special assistance, such as an interpreter for the deaf or mobility assistance, contact:

  1. Nathaniel Rice at to find out more or to set up accommodations.
  2. Alternatively, you may call and leave your contact information and special need request with the Disabled Student’s Programs and Services front desk at 510-723-6725.


Diploma/Certificates: When will you receive them?

  • No diplomas or certificates will be distributed at the ceremony.
  • The actual diploma or certificate for Spring graduates will be available in July 2019 and for Summer graduates in September 2019. Letters of notification will be sent to the student informing them of the arrival of their diploma or certificate. All diplomas or certificates are picked up. Mailing information is sent with the notification.


Summer graduates, can you participate?

If you anticipate completion of your graduation requirements by the end of Summer 2019, you will be included in the next year’s Commencement in 2020. You are not required to complete additional petitions.


Additional viewing options: Can you view the ceremony online or on TV?

The Commencement Ceremony will be:

  1. Streamed live on and seach for Chabot College.
  2. Shown on Comcast 27 in the Hayward, San Leandro, Union City, and San Lorenzo areas.
  3. Shown on AT&T U-Verse, channel 99. Search for Hayward, then Chabot College Television.