San Diego Commencement 2023

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 9TH, 2023, 4:00 PM PST VIA ZOOM: 914 3249 6126

In-Person Ceremony

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2023 Legacy International Center 875 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA 92108 Online Programs: 2:30 PM PST On Ground Programs: 5:00 PM PST

2023 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
    • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Post-Graduate)
    • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (Online)
    • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (Online)
    • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture (Online)

Virtual Commencement Slides

Preparing For Commencement

  • Slideshow: Submit your photo to [email protected]
    We would love you to submit a photo of yourself in your regalia so we can showcase you! There is no obligation to purchase the regalia for the virtual ceremony.
  • Order your regalia: guide to what to order and direct link to ordering website.
  • 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: please check with Legacy International Center for potential discounted rates; mention that you are graduating from Pacific College.

Commencement Week

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, which we strongly recommend. Ironing is not recommended.

Order your regalia: guide to what to order and direct link to ordering website.

Each student will also purchase a tassel for the year in which they graduate.

We encourage you to 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 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 is June 7th, 2023.

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?

When and where will the virtual ceremony be streamed? Can my family and friends view the live streaming?

The ceremony will be streamed on Friday, June 9th, at 4PM PST via Zoom ID: 979 4215 3252.

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?

  • There is no limit to the number of guest tickets allowed for each graduate. The theatre will be open seating. Please have your guests arrive 30-45 minutes before the ceremony begins.
  • To be added to the list, please contact Elaine Elefano at [email protected]

How long are the ceremonies?

Each ceremony will be about an hour long.

Is there anything else I should know?

Please arrive with your regalia steamed so you look your best for your photos!

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.