May commencement ceremony postponed

Mar 26, 2020Amanda Fenwick

PASADENA, Texas — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in our region, San Jacinto College will postpone its May 15 commencement ceremony.

"This was a very difficult decision," said San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. "We know that graduation is a time when our graduates and their families should celebrate their academic achievements. For me, this is my favorite part of my job, celebrating with students who have overcome much to get to this point. However, we have to keep the health and safety of all of our College community in mind. We are committed to finding the best solution possible for our graduates and their families once this the COVID-19 situation is over."

A new date or other arrangements will be announced as they are available. For up-to-date information on the San Jacinto College altered operations period during COVID-19, visit

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.

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