Dr. Lauren Vaknin
Dean of Student Affairs
Office Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 Mon - Fri
Phone: 619-660-4295

Commencement Ceremony


Congratulations Class of 2019!


Welcome to the 41st Annual Commencement Ceremony web page. Commencement will be held in front of the "B" Building at Cuyamaca College on June 6th, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Please check back as this page will be continuously updated with more information.

When: June 6th, 2019 at 5:30 pm (Please arrive at 4:00 pm in I-207) 
Where: Cuyamaca College
Location: In front of the Communication Arts (“B” Building)

There will be a rehearsal for all graduates on June 5th, 2019 at 12:30 pm in front of the Communication Arts (“B” Building). It is very important that all graduates attend the rehearsal.


Your Guide to Commencement


Order Your Cap & Gown

You can purchase your cap and gown at the College Bookstore (I-129 on the first floor of the Student Center).


The fee for the cap, gown, and tassel is $35.00 plus tax. For those graduates eligible for honor cords, the cost is an additional $10.00 plus tax. These items are yours to keep as a reminder of your graduation.


Invite Your Guests

Contact CB Announcements at 1-800-433-0296 to place your graduation announcement order.


Plan Your Special Day

Inform your guests that parking will be available in the following lots on Graduation Day: Student Lots #1, 2, 4 and 5. Disabled parking placards must be displayed in order to avoid ticketing. If you will need special arrangements to accommodate disabilities, please contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services office at (619) 660-4239.


On the Big Day

Graduates are requested to meet at 4:00 pm in room I-207 on the second floor of the Student Center. The graduation ceremony will take place in front of the Communication Arts "B" Building. Immediately following Commencement, there will also be a student “After Event” in room I-208 and I-209. Light refreshments, food, and music will be available for all graduates.


Vendors and Services

For your convenience, vendors will be available to you for your special day.

Classic Photography

Within seven days after graduation, a photo proof card will be sent to your mailing address. If you are interested in ordering a professional photograph of your graduation, you may do so by following the information included with that card. If you do not receive this information and are interested in ordering a photograph, please call 1-866-882-2897, or contact Classic Photography at


Grad Fest

More information coming soon...


Campus Contacts

  • Office of Student Affairs: (619) 660-4612
  • Cuyamaca College Bookstore: (619) 660-4333
  • Disabled Student Programs & Services: (619) 660-4239
  • Lisa Di Bella, Evaluator- Last Name A-Z (619) 660-4343


Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (619) 660-4612.