updated: 05/15/24

Don't forget to continue visiting THIS OFFICIAL Commencement page periodically so you do not miss any information for the 2024 Commencement ceremony.

The 66th Annual Commencement Ceremony will be held on
Friday, May 17, 2024
6:00 PM | Falcon Stadium
Gates open at 4:00 PM

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if you plan to graduate during the 2023-2024 school year...
You MUST submit a Graduate Petition form to graduate from Cerritos College.

Those who are cleared to graduate by Admissions will receive email communication during mid-Spring 2024 semester to participate in the Commencement ceremony in May 2024. 

Graduation Petition Timelines You Need to Know:

  • Fall 2023 Graduation Petition Period: 08/14/2023 - 11/03/2023
  • Spring 2024 Graduation Petition Period:  01/08/2024 - 03/22/2024
  • Summer 2024 Graduation Petition Period:05/20/2024 - 07/12/2024


To participate in the Commencement Ceremony and have your name printed in the 2024 ceremony program booklet, petitions must be received by the Admissions office by 03/22/2024.

Email communication, for those students who have submitted their petitions, will begin in April.
To find out how to submit your petition, and for more details, visit Admissions Graduate Petition webpage.

Quick Links: Past Ceremonies


For important updates regarding Commencement and related events,
please check this OFFICIAL Commencement page frequently.