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55th Annual 

  Saturday, May 27, 2023

  10:00 A.M.

  Upper Lawn (Between Buildings 9 and 13)

Commencement is a significant and memorable event that symbolizes a student's scholastic accomplishment. It is a time when the faculty, attired in academic dress, pays tribute to the graduating class, and is also an occasion that is very meaningful to family and friends. 

RSVPs will be taken until NOON Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

RSVP for Commencement


Commencement Timeline

Friday, May 26, 2023 

Commencement Rehearsal at Cañada College

  • Rehearsal
    • Upper Lawn – Between Buildings 9 and 13
    • 2 - 3 P.M.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Commencement Ceremony at Cañada College

  • Guest Arrival
    • Starting at 8:30 A.M.
    • Upper Lawn (Between Buildings 9 and 13)
    • Seating is first come, first serve
    • Free parking in student lots

Saturday, May 27, 2023

  • Graduate Check-in
    • 9 - 9:45 a.m.
    • The Grove (Building 5, Third Floor)
  • Commencement Ceremony
    • Upper Lawn (Between Buildings 9 and 13)
    • 10 a.m. 
  •  Reception
    • Immediately following commencement ceremony
    • Lower Lawn (Near Theater and Building 8)
    • Light grab-and-go refreshments served


Commencement Parking MapView full-size map


Grad Gear! How to Purchase College Regalia

You can order regalia and other commencement merchandise from the Cañada Bookstore and orders will be mailed to your homes.

Shop Regalia     More Merchandise   

Photo of a Cañada College Graduate wearing a green regalia.

Let's Celebrate!

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Post about your celebration with #iCANgrad23, #cañadagrad or #cañadacollege to be featured on our social wall.


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