San Diego Commencement 2022

It All Leads To This Moment

Graduation day is a moment to remember everyone who has supported you throughout your journey to bring you another step closer to all that you have chosen to be. Graduation day is not an ending, but the first steps into your new life as a Pacific College alumni. We’re behind you all the way as you put your new hard-earned degree to work.

Virtual Ceremony: FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2022, 5PM PST, VIA ZOOM
In-Person Ceremony: FRIDAY, August 5th, 2022 Legacy International Center 875 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA 92108 Online Programs: 2:30 PM PST On Ground Programs: 5:00 PM PST

Spring Commencement Information

Welcome Graduates! Be sure to check back often for updates.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

This list does not reflect the order in which students will be announced on Commencement Day, nor does it guarantee there will be candidates for all the degrees listed.

  • Certificate of Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork
  • Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science)
  • Associate of Applied Science (Yoga Teacher)
  • Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
  • Master of Science in Health and Human Performance
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (Online)
  • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture (Online)

Virtual Commencement Slides

Online Degree Programs: 2:30pm PST

On-ground Degree Programs: 5:00pm PST

Preparing For

  • Submit Your Registration Form for Graduation
  • Slideshow: Submit your photo to [email protected] ****We welcome that you submit a photo of yourself in your regalia so we can showcase you! There is no obligation to purchase the regalia for this year’s virtual ceremony. But we really hope to see you in next year’s ceremony!
  • Order your Regalia
  • Applications for participation in Spring Commencement are due Friday, April 1st, 2022.
  • Your graduation registration will be reviewed by the Records Office and your academic department to confirm your anticipated degree completion. Please refer to your Pacific College’s email account for a response. You will receive a confirmation email if your registration to participate is approved.
  • Hotel Booking: Legacy International Center has provided discount rates. Please see handout for information.

Commencement Week

  • Regalia As a tradition, caps and gowns are worn by all participants at the Commencement ceremony. All regalia comes individually packaged, which will result in creasing and wrinkling. You are welcomed to order your regalia early, so you have time to steam the gown. Ironing is not recommended. Order your Regalia Each student will also purchase a tassel for the year in which they graduate. We encourage that you submit a photo of yourself in your regalia so we can showcase you!

    Virtual Commencement Day Etiquette

    For the ceremony to be enjoyed by all and for everyone’s safety, we ask you to comply with the following:
    • Be respectful when participating in the chatbox
    • Always keep your microphone on mute.


    Below are photographers available to you if you are local to Southern California. Paul Switzer Photography will be available for traditional portraits in your cap and gown. Please find the pricing and ordering form. You may contact him directly to schedule your consultations. View 2022 Grad Photos Nave Photography will be available for private graduation photo sessions. These sessions can be scheduled directly with Nave Photography and can include multiple people. View 2022 Grad Roaming Photography


    Since it is impossible to identify with certainty by Commencement day the students who have completed all requirements, degrees are not posted until all final grades are received; then the diploma may be ordered. Diplomas are generally ready 7-9 weeks after grades are posted in your last term. The Registrar will mail your diploma once it is available. To avoid a delay in receiving your diploma, please notify the Registrar of any address changes by submitting the Diploma Request Form and submit to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can students upload their photos and messages after they submit their form?

Yes, if you would like to submit your picture and message at a later time, please email them to [email protected]. The deadline to submit them will be April 1st, 2022.

Why am I uploading a picture of myself and a message if the gradation is virtual?

We are putting together a slideshow that will be displayed during graduation for the announcers to announce your name as each slide goes by.

Where do I fill out the form?

The deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting registration. Please contact Elaine Elefano at [email protected] for more information.

When and where will the virtual ceremony be streamed?

June 3rd, 2022 at 5pm PST via ZOOM

How will my family and friends view the live streaming?

The Zoom Meeting ID is 980 2133 0056 (No Longer Available). Guests can start logging in as early as 15 minutes before the ceremony begins at 5pm PST.

Do you have a question that wasn’t answered here?

Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

How many guest tickets can we have?

  • Each graduate can be provided up to four (4) guest tickets. If any graduate opts to claim less tickets, we will inform those who are requesting extra. Please note that extra tickets are not guaranteed.
  • To be added to the list, please contact Elaine Elefano at [email protected]
  • More information about ticket distribution will be available at a later time.

How long is the in-person ceremony?

The event is projected to be between one hour to an hour and 15 minutes long.

Alumni Benefits

As new members of Pacific College’s Alumni Association, graduates are eligible to enjoy a unique community and special benefits. We invite you to visit the Alumni Webpage.

2021 Commencement