Information About 2021 Commencement

With social distancing guidelines still in effect, as well as the uncertainty of having large gatherings, our 2021 commencement will be a virtual celebration. We wish circumstances were different, and that we could plan for an in-person event, but we are very excited about the safe opportunity an online celebration affords our community.

We are working hard to make this a memorable experience for you, and your families and friends. Please save the date for Friday, May 21 for our virtual commencement. The class of 2019-2020 has been invited back to participate. 

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Graduation Preparation 

2021 Wolverine Grad, Grab & Go 

We are pleased to present the 2021 Wolverine Grad, Grab & Go! If you’re a Sierra College student and received a confirmation of graduation for 19-20, or 20-21 please join us and drive through to receive a diploma cover, commencement program, and a photo stop where we will have a photographer set up to take pictures on a stage in front of a Sierra College backdrop.

Faculty and staff will be cheering you on to recognize your accomplishment at this healthy and safe outdoor event.

Rocklin Campus
Thursday, May 20: 9 am - 2 pm. Near the stadium in Lot J. Please enter from Sierra College Blvd and follow the signs.

Nevada County Campus
Tuesday, May 18: 12 pm - 4 pm. N1 Lower Level, Parking Lot 7.


Wolverine Grad, Grab & Go FAQS

This celebration is for the class of 2020 and 2021. Only graduates with an expected graduation term of Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 may attend.

Registration is not required, but you will be required to check in to confirm your status and receive your diploma cover.

Rocklin Campus – Thursday, May 20 from 9 am - 2 pm
NCC Campus – Tuesday, May 18 from 12 pm - 4 pm

Arrive any time during the open windows. We ask you do not arrive early.

No. You will be turned around at check-in if you attempt to re-enter the celebration.

Sierra College will hold a virtual commencement on Friday, May 21, 2021. The Wolverine Grad, Grab & Go is an additional celebration.

Yes! You will receive your program at the drive-thru celebration. Programs will only include graduating students from Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Allow six months for the completion of a degree evaluation, after which time diplomas will be mailed to the address you listed on your graduation application. Check the graduation petition webpage for the diploma delivery timeline.

No. Only one vehicle is allowed per graduate. Guests from the same household unit may join a graduate in their one vehicle. Safety laws still apply (including vehicle maximum occupancy, speed limits, seatbelt laws, etc.)

No. Only faculty and staff members who have been approved may stand along the celebration route. Faculty and staff will maintain appropriate social distance and wear face coverings.

Yes! Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles (while complying with all California laws). The Student Code of Conduct applies to this event, and no obscenities will be allowed.

Graduates and guests are not required to wear masks or face coverings while in their enclosed vehicle, although they may do so. However, any time windows are rolled down or you are interacting with staff (for instance during check-in) then masks will be mandatory. Students should wear a mask if they exit their vehicle for a photo, but may remove for photos.

Yes. Vehicle windows may be rolled down. Masks are always encouraged when windows are down and are mandatory while interacting with staff and volunteers.

Virtual Commencement on Friday, May 21

Sierra College Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be viewable on YouTube starting at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 21. The link will be posted on this page and Sierra College's social media channels.

Students who signed up for the virtual commencement will also receive a link to the ceremony on Friday, May 21, in their email. Please feel free to share with family and friends. 

How to Participate in the Virtual Commencement

The deadline to upload a video of yourself, a selfie picture and write a short thank you message to participate in the Virtual Commencement was Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

What if I Didn't Participate in the Virtual Commencement?

If you chose not to participate in Virtual Commencement, your name will appear in the Commencement Program, which will be listed at the end of the Virtual Commencement ceremony video. 

There will also be links to the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Virtual Commencement Programs, which you'll be able to view or print from this page by Friday, May 21, 2021. Additionally, a YouTube link for the Virtual Commencement ceremeny will be posted on this page and Sierra College's social media channels. 

How to Order Your Cap and Gown, Other Items

If you would like to purchase your graduation items or your cap and gown, please submit your online order by Saturday, May 1. If you order after May 1, please note that your purchases may not arrive in time for commencement.

Contact Us

Rocklin Campus

Kris Latshaw

Nevada County Campus

Melissa Hoffler


Melissa Olsen