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Frequently Asked Questions
Solano Community College wants your graduation to go as smoothly as possible! If you have any questions about participation in the ceremony that are not addressed on this site or in your letter of invitation, please contact the Student Life Office.
What is the difference between graduation and commencement?
The semester of graduation refers to the term in which you petition for a degree or certificate. This is typically the semester in which you complete your degree or graduate certificate requirements.
Only students who have petitioned for a degree or certificate can participate in the commencement ceremony.
When will I receive the letter to participate in the commencement ceremony?
This letter contains information about the ceremony, and a yellow participation card which must be returned to the Student Development Office.
What code of conduct will be expected at the ceremony?
Graduates and guests are expected to conduct themselves with decorum and give proper respect to fellow attendees. Items that detract from the ceremonies, such as balloons, horns or noisemakers, are prohibited. Applause is welcome, but please refrain from exultations that may be taken negatively or detract from the procedings. Please remain in your seats until the ceremony concludes.
What do I wear? Where do I get my cap/gown?
You will be walking on uneven grass at the Doc Hollister Stadium (Football Field). Please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes. High heels are not recommended. Consider making arrangements for family members to hold extra items such purses for you. The ceremony is in the evening and it could be cool. Dress accordingly under your gown.
Can I order announcements?
Can I order photographs? Will there be a photographer on site?
Are there disabled accommodations?
American Sign Language interpreters providing sign language communication and a limited number of seats for seniors and disabled persons.
Will there be flowers for sale?
How many guests can I have?
What if it rains?
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