Commencement 2022

Celebrating Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Graduates

WHEN: Friday, May 27th

1st Session: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

2nd Session: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Reed L. Buffington Performing Arts Center, Building 1300

Vaccination Required for all participating graduates and guests




General FAQ


Special needs assistance: How can you request accommodations?

Graduates or their guests requiring special needs assistance, such as an interpreter for the deaf or mobility assistance, can 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.
  • For Spring candidates, you will receive notification via email when your diploma is being mailed out to you. 

Summer graduates, can you participate?

If you anticipate completion of your graduation requirements by the end of Summer 2022, follow the above steps to be included in this year’s Commencement.

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

The Commencement Ceremony will be:

  1. Shown simultaneously on Comcast 27 (in the Hayward, San Leandro, Union City, and San Lorenzo areas) and on Channel 99 for AT&T U-Verse.

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