Congratulations on your impending graduation from Santa Monica College! We look forward to seeing you walk on stage at our next Commencement Ceremony. ​​If you intend to graduate this year, be aware of the graduation petition deadlines. Admissions & Records staff have prepared a Graduation & Commencemnt Guide (below) to help you get ready for graduation and commencement. 

Graduation & Commenceme​nt Guide 2018

Commenceme​nt Ceremony Map


Commencement Ceremony FAQs

Graduation Regalia/Supplies/Flowers/Photos

  • Caps, gowns, and honor sashes will be on sale in the Bookstore beginning May 1.

  • Graduates designated as honor students may purchase the honor sashes with the appropriate documentation.
  • Announcements and assorted gifts for the graduate are now available at the Bookstore. For more details about the bookstore's hours and location, visit the SMC Bookstore.

  • The SMC Bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Commencement day.

  • Flowers and flower strands for graduation may be ordered ahead of time from our partner Mahalo Flowers​

  • Official photos will be taken by GradImages. Pre-register​ with you contact information and get a 20% discount on your purchases.​