The 86th Annual Commencement Ceremony will be virtual!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the current plans are for the San Joaquin Delta College's 2021 Commencement to be a virtual ceremony to be held on May 15, 2021. More details to come soon. 


One important date to keep in mind!

To be a part of the 2021 Commencement, please be sure to Apply for Graduation by March 5, 2021.

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Watch it again... Watch the 2020 Virtual Commencement

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We're thrilled to share that nearly 700 students have registered to participate in our ceremony. We know this isn't exactly the ceremony you had in mind, but one thing's for sure: This will be a unique experience, with both traditional elements like the turning of the tassels, and new twists including personalized videos created by you, the graduates.




Make sure you let us know how you're celebrating! Take a photo or video, tag us and use the hashtag:



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When will the virtual ceremony happen?

The virtual ceremony for 2021 is scheduled for  Saturday, May 15, 2021.

How will I access the virtual ceremony?

The ceremony will be streamed on Delta's website. Simply visit

What else can I do on the day of the ceremony?

Share photos and videos of your celebration on social media! Tag us and use the hashtag #IAmDelta.

What features will the virtual ceremony include?

Just like in-person Commencement, we will have music, distinguished speakers and cherished traditions like the conferring of degrees. But there will also be new twists, like photos and/or videos submitted by many of the graduates. You will also be able to download a personalized clip with your photo and video that you can keep and share on social media.

Can I access the virtual ceremony later?

Yes. The ceremony will be recorded and made available for future viewing, and we will share that link on this page when it is available. You will also be able to download your personalized messages and share them on social media.

If we're not having an in-person Commencement, when will I get my diploma?

Delta College does not give out diplomas even at an in-person Commencement event. All diplomas will be mailed after the conclusion of the semester in which the student graduates. This is the same process that has been used in the past. We received 2,200 degree applications this year, making this one of Delta's largest-ever graduating classes! So it may take some time for us to process all of them. Thanks for your patience.

Will Delta College hold an in-person Commencement later, or allow the Class of 2021 to participate in the 2022 Commencement?

We are not ruling out the possibility of holding an in-person ceremony at a much later date, but the reality is we do not know when such a large gathering will once again be possible. That’s why we strongly recommend that you participate in this spring’s virtual ceremony.


Commencement Questions? Please email or call (209) 954-5151.