Q. Commencement Information Spring 2020 *updated*
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Student eligibility lists are on the commencement website at: https://www.chaffey.edu/stuactiv/commence.shtml. Those on the list have been emailed to check the status of the graduation application and applications are still being reviewed and statuses will continue to be updated through mid-May. If the students’ name is not on the eligibility list, they should contact counselling.
2020 Souvenir Grad Bag
This year the college has created a special 2020 souvenir grad bag. The 2020 souvenir grad bag will include the bag, cap, tassel, sash, and alumni membership. The retail value of this 2020 souvenir bag is over $80, but the college is going to provide this memory to our graduates for $10. Students can have it mailed to themselves or can pick it up during our Drive-Thru Grad Fest.
***How do students order a Grad Bag?
Students need to apply for graduation first and they will receive an email with details on how to purchase the bag and other commencement details.
Grad Fest has been cancelled but a Drive-Thru Grad Fest has been scheduled. At this event, students won’t even have to get out of their car. Should they choose to purchase the Special 2020 Souvenir Grad Bag, they will have the option to pick-up the bag during the Drive-Thru Grad Fest scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 at each campus. This event is only for the first 1,500 students who purchase a 2020 Souvenir Grad Bag and want to participate in the event.
Online Graduate Showcase
The college has contracted with Grad Images to offer our graduates the ability to create a Grad Slide that will include a picture they upload, their degree/certificate, and what they are doing after Chaffey. We will then showcase all our graduate’s slides on Thursday, May 21 – the original day of our commencement ceremony. That personalized slide will also be emailed to them in the event they want to post on their social media or send as an announcement to friends and family.
The Office of Alumni Affairs will be hosting an online cap decorating event for students on Thursday, May 21, 2020. This event will provide the opportunity to socialize with their fellow graduates and share their unique creations.
The Office of Alumni Affairs will be hosting two workshops with Chaffey Alumni. The workshops will be on: how to prepare for online college-level courses and how to write a small business plan.
The Campus Store has a number of additional items available for graduates and students to purchase. Students can have items shipped to their home and they can go to the Campus Store website to see what is available.
Pin, Program and Covers
Typically students would have received a program as they took their seat in the arena and a pin and diploma and/or certificate cover as they crossed the stage. Unfortunately, since we don’t have a ceremony to present these items to them, we do still plan to provide these items when their actual diploma and/or certificate is mailed. Each graduate will receive these items in July/August when degrees and certificates are confirmed.