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College of the Sequoias
Commencement Ceremony                          ​

92nd Commencement Ceremony - Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm:

  *  1st Letter to Graduates
  *  Participating/Walking Graduates

  ·  Purchase cap/gown/tassel set at the COS Bookstore (Visalia Campus) during their regularly scheduled hours
     Deadline to purchase is May 6, 2019
     If the Bookstore runs out of the sizes - an order will be made and could take 2-3 weeks to receive
    * Cap/Gown/Tassel set prices and Commencement information

  ·  No tickets are required - grads may invite as many guests as they would like!
Graduates arrive at the Redwood Gym at 5:00 pm for check-in and instructions
·  Information regarding the ceremony has been emailed to graduate's emails
  ·  You will check in and receive instructions for the ceremony  (see letter with instructions below)
 No decorated caps/gowns
  ·  No purses or personal items
Cell phones will be allowed – must be set on silent
Remind family and friends – no balloons, large signs, or noise makers will be allowed in the stadium
  ·  Aproximately 1,200 students will be graduating from COS in 2017/2018!

Graduation Requirements: ​​​

 Deadline to file for an Associate Degree
 * Fall: October 18, 2018     * Spring: February 21, 2019

     Visit a COS Counseling office to complete a graduation application packet:
      · Visalia Sequoia Building, Room 103      · Hanford Hub       ·  Tulare Building A
     You must meet with a counselor to determine qualification for graduation
      *  Counseling Center Link       *  Academic Calendar      *  Important Dates
Graduation Participant Letter & Map: ​​​

  In March, information will be emailed to graduates      * Link to information 
  The Director of the Student Activities and Affairs office coordinates the Graduation Ceremony
  Informational email blasts will be sent out beginning January 2019 to COS students 
  Letters with graduation information will be emailed in March 2019 to all Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 graduates 

Grad Fest 2018:

April 2019  (tbd)

   COS Bookstore (Visalia Campus - Giant Forest Bldg.)  
   This is when graduates will sign up to participate in the ceremony
   Links to more information:
   Cap, Gown, Tassel information/prices
   * Herff-Jones information / prices
      If you are borrowing a cap/gown - it must be approved at the Student Activities and Affairs office  
   * Grad Fest Information  (tba)
      If you are unable to attend the Grad Fest, you may visit the COS Bookstore during normal business hours
  · During the Grad Fest:  
      - Graduate/candidates will purchase and take their graduation attire with them (cap/gown/tassel)
      - First 100 graduates will have an opportunity to sign up to record a 15 second audio
        to be played at the ceremony

COS Commencement Videos/Links:​  
 * 2018  
 * 2017     * 2016     *2015      *2014     * 2013 

Graduation Photos:   Grad Images information

Important Information - Links  

  ·  Diplomas/Degrees:    Degrees will be mailed to graduates - $6.00 fee per diploma
                                     [pay at the cashiers office - Seq 102]  [diplomas will be mailed to grad's address listed in Banner] 
  ·  Banner/ Universal Login:   Log into Banner make sure your mailing address is correct 
  ·  Email COS:   Make sure your email is active    
  ·  Maps:  * Mineral King Bowl Map & Information   * COS Campuses Maps
  ·  Items to PurchaseHerff-Jones - graduation attire, announcements, and more 
  ·  Graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher:    Honor Cords will be available (tba)
                                                                                           at the Student Activities and Affairs office  [Giant Forest 123]


Last Updated: 7/12/2018 3:57 PM