San Diego Commencement 2024

It All Leads to This Moment

Your commencement ceremony 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. Commencement 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.

The deadline to register for the commencement ceremony is Friday, April 5, 2024: Online Degrees | On-Campus Degrees

In-Person Commencement Ceremony

Friday, August 2, 2024

Legacy International Center
875 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108

Online* Degree Graduates walk at 2:30pm PT

On-Campus Degree Graduates walk at 5:00pm PT

*There is no virtual commencement ceremony.

2024 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.

2024 Commencement Ceremony Registration – Online Programs 2:30pm PT

    • Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Education and Promotion (BSPHEP)
    • Master of Science in Health and Human Performance (MSHHP)
    • Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics (MS-MCT)
    • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) (online)
    • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) (online)
    • Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture with Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (DAcCHM) (online)

2024 Commencement Ceremony Registration – On-Ground Programs 5:00pm PT

    • Certificate of Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork (MTH/AB)
    • Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science)
    • Associate of Applied Science (Yoga Teacher)
    • Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM)
    • Master of Science in Acupuncture with Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (MSAcCHM)
    • Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)
    • Doctor of Acupuncture with Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (DAcCHM)

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: Jostens website
  • Your commencement ceremony registration will be reviewed by the Records Office and your academic department to confirm your anticipated degree completion. Please refer to your Pacific College email account for a response. You will receive a confirmation email if your registration to participate is approved.

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, which we strongly recommend. Ironing is not recommended.

Deadline for ordering regalia is June 27, 2024.

Order your regalia: Jostens 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!

Photographers

Photographers available to you if you are local to Southern California:

Diplomas

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 to the address on file once it is available.

To avoid a delay in receiving your diploma, please notify the Registrar of any address changes by submitting a support ticket in StudentHub or emailing [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where and when do I fill out the form?

The deadline to register for the commencement ceremony is Friday, April 5, 2024. Online degree graduates will walk at 2:30pm PT. On-campus degree graduates will walk at 5:00pm PT. There is no virtual commencement ceremony.

How many guest tickets can we have?

The number of guest tickets allowed for each graduate will be determined after commencement registration closes, dependent upon the number of graduates who register to participate in commencement.

How long is the ceremony?

The 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!

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

Please email [email protected] or Elaine Elefano at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

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.