CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2022 on your completion or near completion of your Associate degree at Yuba College! We look forward to celebrating with you, your family, and friends at our 94th Yuba College Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 7:30 pm at YC Athletic Complex. All summer and fall 2021 and spring 2022 candidates are encouraged to participate. We are also inviting our previous graduates, the Class of 2020 and 2021.

Soon after the Petition to Graduate Deadline (April 15 for Spring and November 15 for Fall), you will receive an email sent to your YCCD STUDENT EMAIL asking you to participate in a graduation survey. Please complete it. This survey will ask what your plans are for the future and what person had the most positive influence on you during your attendance at Yuba College. This email will also include additional information regarding the Commencement Ceremony.

APPLY TO BE OUR 2022 GRADUATION SPEAKER! If interested, find detailed information here.


Caps, Gowns, and Tassels will be available for purchase from the Yuba College Bookstore.

  • Class Keeper Unit (includes cap, gown, and tassel) $43.00 + tax.
  • ClassKeeper BLING Unit (includes cap, gown, and bling tassel) $48.00 + tax.
  • Additional items for purchase: Bling Tassel ($11.00), Keychain Tassel ($7.00), and LGBTQ & Allies Cord ($7.75).

Dress Code

  • Graduates must be dressed in a cap and gown to participate in commencement.
  • The tassel should be kept on the right side of your cap.
  • NO HIGH HEELS on the field.

Cap Decoration 

Students may decorate their caps, but all decorations must be appropriate and respectful for the occasion. Students may also wear leis, stoles, or cords representing other student programs/affiliations that they are a part of, such as ASYC, Nursing, Veterans, EOPS, PUENTE, TRiO, MESA, etc.  These are provided by the different programs to their students.


Our Grad Fair Event is hosted by Campus Life and participating programs, such as CalWORKs, CARE, EOPS, MESA, and TRiO. In addition to distributing grad regalia, they will be giving students with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher their honor cord. Staff will have a list of eligible students for the Honor cord provided by the Admissions Office. 


After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, we are thrilled that improving conditions permit us to plan the 2022 Commencement in a fashion that our students, families, faculty, and staff can cherish. If you are a member of the Class of 2020 or 2021 and wish to participate in this year’s 2022 ceremony, you MUST RSVP by Friday, April 29.


Photography is allowed at all Commencement events. Attendance constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for Yuba College. Images will not be identified using full names or personal information. Staff and professionals will be taking photos throughout the event.


Our 94th Commencement Ceremony will be streaming live, and a link to share with family and friends will be made available soon and added to our home page.