CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2023 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 95th Yuba College Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 7:00 pm at YC Athletic Complex. 

Soon after the Petition to Graduate Deadline (April 15 for Spring/Summer 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 to RSVP for our 95th Commencement Ceremony.

Applications for Commencement Speaker closed on Wednesday, May 10.  Thank you to those that applied!  Please check your college email confirming a date and time of audition.



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

  • Class Keeper Unit (includes cap, gown, and tassel) $46.00 + tax.
  • Additional items for purchase: Bling Tassel ($12.00), Keychain Tassel ($8.00), and LGBTQ & Allies Cord ($14.00).

Honors Cord Our bookstore will have a list of eligible students for the honor cord for purchase. (Cumulative GPA at end of Fall 2022 is used for this acknowledgment as Spring 2023 has not concluded) 

  • Academic Distinction 4.0-3.75 GPA: Double Strand Navy and Gold ($14.00)
  • Academic Achievement 3.74-3.5 GPA: Double Strand Gold ($14.00)

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/ASYC and participating programs, such as CalWORKs, CARE, EOPS, MESA, PUENTE, and TRiO, and is open to all our GRADUATING CLASS OF 2023. Grad regalia will be available for purchase from the bookstore as well as distributing honor cords for students with an overall 3.5-4.0 GPA. Our bookstore will have a list of eligible students for the honor cord for purchase, and it is based on Fall 2022 Cumulative GPA.


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.

More information soon to follow about professional photographs during the ceremony.


More information soon to follow on streaming the ceremony live.