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College of the Sequoias
Commencement Ceremony                             


COS Commencement Videos:

To purchase a DVD: 
·         Pay for the video at the Cashiers office (Sequoia Rm 102).
o    DVD         - $ 5
o    Blu-Ray    - $ 7
·         Take the receipt to the Audio Visual office (Sycamore Rm 106)
Graduation Photos:
   The Director of the Student Activities and Affairs office coordinates the Graduation Ceremony.
   Informational email blasts will be sent out weekly beginning January 2015 to COS students. ( email accounts)
   Letters with graduation information will be mailed and emailed in March 2015.
   [Fall 2014 graduates and Spring 2015 graduate candidates]  

Graduation - Participant Letter & Map:


Address - Email - Graduation Ceremony

The Student Activities and Affairs office will be contacting all Fall 2014 graduates and Spring 2015 graduate / candidates in March.  Students should check their mailing address in Banner to make sure it is correct.  Also, most correspondence will be sent through the student email system.  Students should make sure their email is active and checked frequently in Spring 2015. 

See links below.]

 Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8 am - 3 pm
   COS Bookstore (Giant Forest Bldg.)
   This is when graduates will sign up to participate in the ceremony*
Cap, Gown, Tassel information/prices
   For more information - 
link to flyer 
   If you are borrowing a cap/gown - it must be approved at the  
   Student Activities and Affairs office.
  [If you are unable to attend the Grad Fest - visit the COS Bookstore 
     during normal business hours (M-F) 
to purchase grad attire]   
[May 8, 2015 deadline to purchase graduation cap/gown/tassel] 

 * During the Grad Fest:
    Graduate/candidates will purchase and take their graduation attire 
     with them (cap/gown/tassel)  
     First 100 graduates may fill out a postcard to record a message. 
     (15 second message to be played while guests arrive in the stadium.)
2015 Commencement Ceremony - Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm:

  *   Graduates arrive at the Redwood Gym at 5 pm for check-in and instructions
  *   2015: Live Stream of the ceremony:
  *   Information regarding the ceremony has been emailed to graduate's emails.
Important Information - Links  
   * Diplomas/Degrees:  will be mailed to graduates - $6.00 fee per diploma [mailing address listed in Banner] 
   * Banner: Log into Banner make sure your mailing address is correct 
   * Email:   Make sure your email is active   
   * Herff-Jones - graduation attire, announcements, and more
   * Graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher may purchase honor cords for $12 at the 
      Student Activities and Affairs office [Giant Forest 123]
Graduation Requirements:
   Deadline to file for an Associate Degree for Spring 2015: February 26, 2015
   Visit a COS Counseling office to complete a graduation application packet with a counselor
       *  Visalia Sequoia Building, Room 103      *  Hanford Hub        *  Tulare Building A
   You must meet with a counselor to determine qualification for graduation
       *  Counseling Center Link           *  Academic Calendar         *  Important Dates  
Last Updated: 6/30/2015 3:40 PM