Cerritos College Resumes In-Person Commencement Ceremonies After a Two-Year Hiatus

Campus to honor the Class of 2022 and the Class of 2020; first in-person commencement since 2019

WHAT: Cerritos College will host its first in-person commencement ceremonies since 2019. The College will honor its graduating Class of 2022. Graduates from the Class of 2020 will also participate after COVID-19 restrictions shuttered graduation plans during the onset of the pandemic. The District hosted a drive-thru Car-mencement for the Class of 2021 last year. In-person ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. 

The College will present approximately 4,800 associate degrees and skills certificates to students who completed their course of study during the 2021-2022 academic year. Students will transition to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, California State Universities Dominguez Hills, Northridge, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Fullerton, among others. 

The ceremony is free, however, graduates are requested to bring no more than 10 guests, and space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Strollers, balloons, noisemakers, and large signs will not be admitted into the stadium for the ceremony. Seating for wheelchair users is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2335 or at Graduation-Accommodation@cerritos.edu.  

Commencement guests will not be required to provide or verbally attest that they are vaccinated or have a recent negative test. While vaccination or a negative test prior to the ceremony is recommended, it is not required for guests.

For more information, visit www.cerritos.edu/commencement.   


Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

  • Business
  • Science, Engineering, & Math
  • Kinesiology
  • Health Occupations
  • Technology

Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m.

  • Liberal Arts (including General Education)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Fine Arts & Communications

WHERE: Cerritos College
Falcon Stadium
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

Campus map: www.cerritos.edu/guide or www.cerritos.edu/google-map  

PARKING: Parking is free in Lot 10 on Commencement day. The stadium is located on the south side of Alondra Boulevard.

CONTACT: For more information about Cerritos College's 2022 Commencement, please visit www.cerritos.edu/commencement or contact Commencement@cerritos.edu.