Online Graduation Celebration Kit
Congratulations!! You did it! Keep going, keep achieving, keep showing us that even in a pandemic you can not only be resilient, you can SOAR!
Congrats class of 2021!!! Your perseverance is truly inspiring. Continue to excel in your next chapter #ProudtobeSMC
Stuart Ortiz, SMC counselor and alum (class of 2000)
Congratulations, graduates!! You've reached one of hopefully many goals and are now ready for your next steps all while navigating a pandemic! That is such an impressive accomplishment, in and of itself. SMC is proud of you, Class of 2021! We wish you the best, always, as you move forward in your journey. Congratulations again!!
I want to send a special congratulations to the graduating Student Workers in the Admissions & Records Department. Your dedication to serving our students will be missed, best of luck in your future endeavors.
Congratulations GRADS! You did an incredible job this year and truly no other class can say they did it like you! This was a tough year, but you were tougher!!
"Dear SMC Graduates,
We are so proud of you!! You have persevered and stayed the course despite a world-wide pandemic! Celebrate this monumental accomplishment and take pride in all you have achieved- Remember: Education is the great equalizer in our society. We wish you the best and brightest of futures!!"
On behalf of the Latino Center Counselors and Staff, we would like to extend our sincere congratulations and felicidades to all of our Adelante Program graduates. We are so proud of you for your tenacity, perseverance and ganas that each of you demonstrated during this very difficult world wide health crisis, the pandemic. You have completed the required courses/units and now you are graduating. I know that your familias as well your Adelante Familia are beaming with pride because of your accomplishment. Now enjoy and marinate in your success. As you transfer, remember that your Adelante Familia will always carry you in our hearts. íMuchas felicidades y sigan Adelante!
Maria Martinez, Latino Center/Adelante Program Faculty Lead
"Congratulations class of 2021! When looking back and reflecting on the past year, you should be beyond proud of your accomplishments at SMC. Your hard work, motivation and persistence will always outshine tough times. I wish you all the best as you move forward and grow with new experiences and challenges in life. Now, time to celebrate! Congrats!"
Annie Ishihara, DSPS
Congratulations on accomplishing your academic goal. This is a big deal and I hope that you take sometime to appreciate yourself and those who supported you through the process. We may not know each other, but please know that there are a lot us at SMC who are very proud of you!
Dr. Paul Jimenez
Congratulations Class of 2021!! You conquered through the impossible this past year and persisted to your goal. Be proud! Be excited! Be great!
Nick Mata, Interim Dean of Special Programs
Congratulations on your accomplishments. ProudToBeSMC!
Esau Tovar, Dean of Enrollment Services
You studied hard, and jumped through all the hoops. You are a GRADUATE now, and I am so very proud of you.
Susan Aminoff, SMC Trustee
Congratulations Graduates! We are so proud of your accomplishments. You have not allowed a Pandemic to be an obstacle to your goals!! Always remember: Proud to be SMC!!
Sara Nieves-Lucas- Interim Transfer Center Faculty Lead
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! I commend all of you for your hard work and persistence, especially during these challenging times. I'm proud of each and every one of you. I do want to give an extra special shout out to our own Carla Alvarado on her accomplishment!! Woohoo!
Take a bow, you deserve it, and now the stage is yours!
Commemorative Tribute Videos
Students who RSVP'd to particpate in Virtual Commencement had the opportunity to submit a message, photo, and video to further personalize their commemorative video.
Lots of Goodies
Thanks to the generous support of the Associated Students, the first 1,200 students who RSVP to participate in the Diploma Drive-Thru to be held on Saturday, June 19 will receive a "graduation in a bag" that includes a mortar board (cap), tassel, t-shirt, sticker, baseball cap--for FREE.
The graduation bag will be handed out at the Diploma Drive-Thru (only to participating students).
Digital Backgrounds - Zoom & Teams
- To save the full image to your device, right-click, on the thumbnail then select save.
Host a Watch Party
Listed below are some applications SMC students recommend to host a watch party. Be sure to try them out before your big day!
Students who are graduating with an associate degree or a certificate of achievement may purchase regalia online at the SMC Bookstore.
- Students who are graduating with a bachelor degree must rent their regalia. Please contact the bookstore for pricing and appointment information.
You may purchase your regalia as a full set or separately. International shipping is available at an additional cost that varies country by country.
Students may pick up their regalia by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-434-4258 Monday thru Thursday between 8am-3pm to schedule an appointment.
Cap, Gown, Tassel set - see notice below
Cap only - see notice below
Tassel only - see notice below
Cap & Tassel
The first 1,200 students who RSVP to participate in the Diploma Drive-Thru to be held on Saturday, June 19 will receive a "graduation bag" that among other things contains the cap and tassel--for FREE.
FedEx ground shipping is $11.95 for the first item and $2.00 each additional item. For more information regarding shipping, please visit the Bookstore's customer service page..