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Butte College Commencement Ceremony

At the conclusion of the spring semester, Butte College hosts a commencement ceremony for the year's graduates and graduate candidates. This year's ceremony will be held on the football field at the John B. Cowan Sports Complex at Butte College on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 7pm. 
The video of the 2023 ceremony can be viewed here.
 The 2023 commencement program is available here.

If you believe you are eligible for graduation, you need to meet with a counselor for a full review of your degree requirements and to complete an Application for Graduation no later than the dates below.

Spring 2024: April 5, 2024

Summer 2024: April 5, 2024 *To be eligible to participate in Commencement 2024.

Information on how to schedule your appointment can be found here.

Graduates (students who graduated in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024) and graduate candidates (students who have an approved graduation application on file for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024) must register to participate in commencement.  Registration will open mid-April, date: TBD.    

Please email if you have questions. 

Graduates and graduate candidates should arrive in their caps and gowns and check in between 5:00pm and 6:00pm on Friday, May 26. Check-in tables will be located at the entrance to the John B. Cowan Sports Complex/Football Field.  Everyone participating in the ceremony MUST check in.   

It is recommended that guests arrive by 6:15pm in order to help reduce traffic congestion. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis in the bleachers on both sides of the football field.  Guests may also sit on the hillside on either side of the bleachers.

Accessible seating for guests will be available on both sides of the stadium on the track.  One person may accompany a guest who requires accessible seating. 

Guest parking is available in public parking lot 1, public parking lot 2 (Welding & Manufacturing Building parking lot), and public parking lot 3.  Accessible parking closest to the football field is located in public parking lot 1.  

Public parking lot 4 is the overflow parking area.  

Directions to our campus and a campus map can be found here.  A map showing commencement locations can be found here.  

Graduates/graduate candidates who need accommodations, including mobility assistance, should indicate so when they register for commencement at between April 17 and May 14 at   If you need to provide additional information or have questions/concerns about event accessibility, please email

An American Sign Language interpreter will be on the stage for the ceremony.  Guests may access the streaming closed caption service for commencement at  The livestream video with captions will be available at

Accessible parking closest to the football field is located in public parking lot 1.  

Accessible seating for guests will be available on both sides of the stadium on the track.  One person may accompany a guest who requires accessible seating. 

If you have questions or concerns about event accessibility, please email

Student regalia (gowns, caps, and tassels) is mandatory for all students who wish to participate in the commencement ceremony. Regalia will be available for purchase starting April 18 from the Butte College Bookstore.  The cost to purchase student regalia is approximately $39.00, plus tax.  The deadline for online orders is May 15, 2023, and the pick-up deadline is 11:30am on Friday, May 26.

General Regalia and Attire Information:

  • Traditionally, tassels are on the right-hand side of the cap for a commencement ceremony.
  • Embellishing commencement attire in personally significant ways such as wearing sashes that represent one’s identity or cultural heritage is welcome.
  • Caps may be decorated - all decorations must be appropriate and respectful for the occasion.
  • Because the processional and ceremony will be on the football field, all should be cautious about footwear.
  1. Will a photographer take graduates' photos?
    --Yes, photographers from GradImages will take photos of graduates before they cross the stage and again when they receive their scrolls from the college president.  GradImages will contact you about purchasing your photos after commencement. If you register before commencement day, you can receive a coupon for 20% off your purchase of $50 or more.  Visit for more information.  

  2. May I invite Butte College faculty or staff members to celebrate with me at commencement?
    --If you'd like to invite Butte College faculty or staff members to join you at the post-commencement reception, print the Celebrate with Me Invitation and follow the instructions.  For best results, be sure to print it landscape orientation and two-sided (flipped on the short edge).  

  3. Will there be flowers for sale at Commencement?
    --Yes, Butte College's UndocuCenter will be selling flowers just outside the stadium entrance at Commencement.  

The 2022 Commencement ceremony video can be viewed at The 2022 Commencement short program and long program are available for download and printing.

Due to the Covid pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 commencement ceremonies were held virtually:

2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Questions concerning commencement can be directed to 

Diplomas for Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 graduate candidates will be mailed approximately 8 to 12 weeks after the conclusion of the Spring or Summer term, depending on term of graduation.

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Curtis Pahlka