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Commencement Ceremonies 2016

  • Nevada County Campus, May 19, Bell Tower Quad
  • Tahoe-Truckee Campus, May 19, 10am, Student Commons
  • Rocklin Campus, May 20, 6pm, Below Japanese Garden
    • Live stream of the event

You Must RSVP for Commencement!

  1. Log in to mySierra
  2. Click on Academic Tools tab
  3. Click and complete the Commencement Participation electronic form

Commencement Day Traffic Announcement, Rocklin

In an effort to assist in getting you and your families out of the parking lots, Sierra College Security and the Rocklin Police Department will be directing both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Both campus exits will take you to I-80 east or west; please follow the signs and the directions of the Officers at those intersections. Drive safe!

The commencement ceremonies are an appropriate conclusion to a successful academic career at Sierra College. The educational success that the award of an Associate degree represents demonstrates considerable sacrifice, hard work and commitment.

The ceremony itself takes place once a year at the end of the Spring semester. All students who complete a degree in either Fall, Spring or Summer of that academic year are eligible to attend. You must have submitted a degree petition to the Admissions & Records Office by the appropriate deadline. Participation in commencement does not guarantee a degree. The College bookstore will have caps, gowns and tassels available for purchase.

There is not a limit to the number of guests that you can invite to the outdoor ceremony, but if it rains heavily the ceremony will be canceled and not rescheduled (at the Rocklin Campus).

Summary sheet for Rocklin 2016

Summary sheet for Nevada County Campus

For further information please contact the Hub, or (916) 660-7300.

Here is information on setting an appointment for your cap and gown photographs.

Nevada County Campus Parking and Access to Upper Campus

  • Parking lots 1, 3, 4, and 6 will be available for public parking. Use Lot 7 and 8 for handicapped parking.
  • Elevator and stairway access to upper campus Bell Tower Quad, where Commencement takes place, will be available in buildings N1 and N2. Signage and staff will direct guests to upper campus.
  • The Bell Tower (N4) elevator or stairwell will not be available for use on May 21 to accommodate Commencement activities near this location.

Tahoe-Truckee Campus

Our ceremony is very intimate, heartfelt and personal. We don’t have the students wear cap and gown, but do insist on clean, tidy and mountain best. We have 39 celebrants receiving 33 degrees and 11 certificates. We do not require a rehearsal. We have students arrive at 9:30am. It is a beautiful ceremony. Then our Business Club provides a nice lunch for the graduates and their families. 

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