Graduation and Commencement Guide



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 201​​​9 ​ ​ Commenceme​nt Ceremony Map

Commencement Ceremony FAQ

Graduation Regalia/Supplies/Flowers/Photos

  • Caps, gowns, and honor sashes will be on sale in the Bookstore beginning May 6th at a cost of $40 + tax. 

  • Interaction Design degree graduates may rent their bachelor degree regalia at a cost of $32 + tax, and will require a credit card to secure the transaction. 
  • Graduates designated as honor students may purchase the honor sashes after receiving an email from Admissions & Records telling you which sash may be purchased. 
  • Announcements and assorted gifts for the graduate will be available for sale 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 purchased on-site. 
  • Official photos will be taken by GradImages. Pre-register​ with you contact information and get a 20% discount on your purchases.​​