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College of the Sequoias
Commencement Ceremony                          ​

2018 Commencement Ceremony - Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm:

  ·  Graduates arrive at the Redwood Gym at 5:00 pm for check-in and instructions
·  Information regarding the ceremony has been emailed to graduate's emails
  ·  You will check in and receive instructions for the ceremony  (see letter with instructions below)
 No decorated caps/gowns
  ·  No purses or personal items
Cell phones will be allowed – must be set on silent
Remind family and friends – no balloons, large signs, or noise makers will be allowed in the stadium
  ·  More than 1,000 students will be graduating from COS this year!

Graduation Requirements: ​​​

 Deadline to file for an Associate Degree
 * Fall: October 19, 2017     * Spring: February 22, 2018

     Visit a COS Counseling office to complete a graduation application packet:
      · 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
Graduation Participant Letter & Map: ​​​

  In March, information will be emailed to graduates      * Link to information 
  The Director of the Student Activities and Affairs office coordinates the Graduation Ceremony
  Informational email blasts will be sent out beginning January 2018 to COS students 
  Letters with graduation information will be emailed in March 2018 to all Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 graduates 

Grad Fest 2018:

April 6, 2018  - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

   COS Bookstore (Visalia Campus - Giant Forest Bldg.)  
   This is when graduates will sign up to participate in the ceremony
   Links to more information:
   Cap, Gown, Tassel information/prices
      If you are borrowing a cap/gown - it must be approved at the Student Activities and Affairs office  
   * Grad Fest Information
      If you are unable to attend the Grad Fest, you may visit the COS Bookstore during normal business hours
  · During the Grad Fest:  
      - Graduate/candidates will purchase and take their graduation attire with them (cap/gown/tassel)
      - First 100 graduates will have an opportunity to sign up to record a 15 second audio
        to be played at the ceremony

COS Commencement Videos/Links:​  
 * 2018 (will be available after June 1st) 
 * 2017     * 2016     *2015      *2014     * 2013 

Graduation Photos:   Grad Images information

Important Information - Links  

  ·  Diplomas/Degrees:    Degrees will be mailed to graduates - $6.00 fee per diploma
                                     [pay at the cashiers office - Seq 102]  [diplomas will be mailed to grad's address listed in Banner] 
  ·  Banner/ Universal Login:   Log into Banner make sure your mailing address is correct 
  ·  Email COS:   Make sure your email is active    
  ·  Maps:  * Mineral King Bowl Map & Information   * COS Campuses Maps
  ·  Items to PurchaseHerff-Jones - graduation attire, announcements, and more 
  ·  Graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher:    Honor Cords will be available for $12.00, beginning April 6th, 
                                                                                           at the Student Activities and Affairs office  [Giant Forest 123]


Last Updated: 2/15/2018 11:21 AM