Commencement 2017 Information

Dear Certificate/Degree Candidate,


The College of Alameda Faculty, Staff, and Administrators proudly congratulate the Class of 2017! We encourage you to celebrate your education at College of Alameda by participating in the Commencement Ceremony. This 47th annual commencement, promises to be truly memorable. We sincerely hope you plan to participate.



Mandatory Rehearsal
Monday, May 22 | 3:00-4:00 pm | D-119

Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduating participants.


Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 26

Graduate Check-In | 12:00pm | D-119
Please leave your cameras, purses, coats, and any other personal belongings with friends or relatives in the audience.

Ceremony Begins | 2:00 pm| COA Soccer Field

Diplomas and Certificates
Diploma covers will be given to all students participating in Commencement.

If you are unable to attend, your diploma or certificates will be available for pick at the College of Alameda Admissions and Records Office beginning August 14, 2017 thru August 18, 2017.  Please present your photo ID at time of pick up.

After the pick-up window dates, diplomas are available at the District Admissions and Records Office located at 333 East 8th St., Oakland, CA 94606.  Diplomas may be mailed to students only under extremely unusual circumstances following a written request.

Please confirm your attendance status and number of guest with this RSVP Link:

Please contact with any questions you have regarding commencement.


On behalf of the College of Alameda, we congratulate you on your accomplishments and look forward to seeing you at Commencement.




Fong Tran
Director of Student Activities and Campus Life
College of Alameda