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College of the Sequoias
Commencement Ceremony                             

 

2016 Commencement Ceremony - Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm:

  *   Graduates arrive at the Redwood Gym at 5 pm for check-in and instructions
  *   2016: Live Stream of the ceremony:  www.cos.edu/costv
  *   Information regarding the ceremony has been emailed to graduate's giant.cos.edu emails.

Graduation Requirements:
   Deadline to file for an Associate Degree

   Fall:  November 19, 2015     Spring:  TBD

    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  

COS Commencement Videos:
   2015:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGIUrUpl-Jc&feature=youtu.be 
                http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/picture-gallery
   2014:  http://youtu.be/M6A2A6FF150
  
 2013: http://www.coscampusonline.com/
   2012: http://www.coscampusonline.com/ 

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. (giant.cos.edu 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:
Informational letters will be posted on the web sent to graduate/candidates
in Spring 2016
 

[NOTE: 

Address - Email - Graduation Ceremony

The Student Activities and Affairs office will be contacting all Fall 2015 graduates and Spring 2016 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 giant.cos.edu student email system.  Students should make sure their email is active and checked frequently in Spring 2016. 

[See links below.]

Grad Fest 2016:
Date & Time TBD - Check back in Spring 2016
   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 6, 2016 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.)
 
 
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 giant.cos.edu 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]
 
 
Last Updated: 8/30/2015 5:23 PM