Commencement Ceremony

Chancellor Brenda Hellyer speaking at commencement

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
2:15 p.m.

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 Coronavirus 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

Applying for graduation and attending commencement

Applying for graduation is very important to both our students and to the college.  There is a graduation application deadline date published each semester on the San Jacinto College academic calendar, students who apply for graduation by that date ensure their names will appear in the commencement program. Students may still apply for graduation after the published date up until the last day of class. We encourage students to apply as early as possible.

Students need to apply whether they intend to walk in the commencement ceremony or not.  All students who apply for graduation will receive the invitation to RSVP for commencement, regardless of what they indicated on their graduation application. All students are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony to celebrate the completion of this important milestone in their academic career.



See the Apply For Graduation web page for more details..