Greetings DVC graduation candidates!

Excitement is in the air! As the 2015 Graduation Ceremony quickly approaches, please mark your calendars and save the dates of the upcoming deadlines listed below.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Viking Stadium (weather permitting).

Best wishes as you complete class requirements and move toward the culmination of your hard work and time here at Diablo Valley College!


Graduation application period: Jan. 5 – March 2, 2015

Student graduation speaker application period: Feb. 23 – April 20, 2015

Student cap and gown sales: May 4 – May 21, 2015

Graduation ceremony: May 21, 2015, 7 p.m.


Important graduation dates and deadlines

Jan. 5 – March 2, 2015

Graduation application period

Application forms for A.A. and A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement/Accomplishment filing period.


Feb. 23 – April 20, 2015

Student graduate speaker application period

Forms for Student Graduate Speaker Application are also available in the Vice President of Student Services Office. Students may apply and must be a 2014-15 Graduate/Candidate (summer 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015).


Feb. 27, 2015

Early graduation for priority registration

Last day to file for summer 2015 graduation with early registration option


March 2 – April 15, 2015

Graduation filing period for fall 2015 consideration for early registration option

In order to give students who are close to graduation an advantage in registering for the remaining classes needed in their last semester, students may apply for an early registration appointment by submitting an Early Application to Graduate in the semester before their planned graduation date. Students taking advantage of this opportunity will receive early registration (one time only) for the semester they intend to graduate.

Deadline to apply for summer 2015 graduation: Feb. 27, 2015

Application period for fall 2015 graduation: March 2 – April 15, 2015


May 4 – 21, 2015

Student cap and gown package sales period

DVC Book Center. Please note the Book Center will be open until 7 p.m. for purchases on the day of graduation. Graduation Letter sent to students in May will include details.


May 21, 2015

Gameday Souvenirs, Inc. vendor sales

Fresh flowers and leis will be available for purchase from Gameday Souvenirs, Inc. on the day of graduation.