Graduation Commencement Information

Graduating Students

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: COS Gym

Degrees are not automatically awarded. Students must apply for their degree through the Counseling and Student Support Programs Office, located in Eddy Hall.

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Practice Instructions - Student

Priority application deadline is April 2, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Date and Location
On the night of Commencement, May 18, 2018, graduation candidates will line up at 6:30 pm sharp on the sidewalk immediately north of the gym and march into the gym promptly at 7:00 pm. The Commencement ceremony will take approximately one hour.

Petitioning to Graduate
All students who are completing graduation requirements must file a "Petition to Graduate" available online or at the Counseling and Student Support Programs Office. It is recommended that you petition after registering for your spring classes. The earlier the better! (Priority Deadline for submission is April 2). Late petitions will result in your name not being listed in the program.

Student Speaker
Students interested in becoming the student graduation speaker must apply and audition before a panel comprised of staff, students, and faculty. The Student Speaker Application deadline is to be determined. Applications are available in the Admissions & Records Office.

Regalia (Caps, Gowns, Tassels)
All students participating in Commencement must wear a cap and gown. Regalia will be available in the Campus Gift and Bookstore in late April. Prices will be available in early April. The package includes a cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover. Caps and gowns should be picked up no later than 4:00 pm on the Monday before graduation. You will receive the diploma cover at Commencement.

Commencement Practice
Information coming soon.

On the night of Commencement the gym will open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are not required and there is no reserved seating. Please read below for disability accommodations.

Graduation Announcements
The COS Campus Gift and Bookstore has provided this link for ordering custom announcements:

Click on "Order Now! Click Here to Select Your School" under College Graduation.

  1. Select California
  2. Select College of the Siskiyous
  3. Select package to order

There will be a cake reception for graduates and their guests immediately following the ceremony. The location is to be determined. More information will be provided and updated here closer to Commencement.

Disability Accommodations
If you need special accommodations for the Commencement Ceremony because of a disability, or if someone you know is attending and needs accommodations, please call the Student Services Office at (530) 938-5374 by May 11, 2018, so that arrangements can be made ahead of time.

Degree Mailing
Pending successful completion of your courses, your degree will be sent to the address on your graduation petition in late July.


Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact Admissions & Records.

Phone: (530) 938-5500(530) 938-5500