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

  • Purchase your cap and gown early.

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

  • The price for a cap and gown is $40 plus tax ($43.70 total). Prices subject to change.

  • Graduates designated as honor students may purchase the honor sashes with the appropriate documentation for $35.99 plus tax ($39.32 total). Prices are subject to change.

  • 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.