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City College will host virtual and drive-thru commencement ceremonies this May

Graduation applications are due April 30
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist April 30, 2021
San Diego City College spring 2021 graduates will be honored this May at virtual and drive-thru commencement celebrations. Students must apply April 30, 2021 to graduate and be included in these events.
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San Diego City College: DriveThreCelebration-7286 on Flickr

RADIO: City College Commencement to include virtual, drive-in events

Graduates invited to sign up for commencement
Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist April 19, 2021
San Diego City College Commencement will be a two-day event consisting of both in-person and virtual events, according to campus social media.
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Graduation 2018

City students, faculty react to commencement postponement

With City's annual graduation ceremony pushed back, students express fears of missing out (FOMO)
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer April 15, 2020
Due to a statewide restriction of assembling large groups, San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll announced in an email that City's May 22 ceremony has been postponed to summer or fall, or perhaps in a digital format.
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A graduating student hugs his mother

City College pays price for convention center move

Cancelled Balboa Park Project pushes graduation to Convention Center.
Vicky Pineda, Assistant Sports Editor May 24, 2019
The city of San Diego’s planned Balboa Park Reservation project, which was meant to renovate the Plaza de Panama section of the park, forced San Diego City College to look for alternative venue options for its yearly commencement ceremony.
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Picture of professor and two student graduates

Beloved 50-year City College professor retires

Professor Cruz Rangel was honored at the 2019 Chicano Latina Graduation Celebration that he founded.
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 21, 2019
When professor Cruz Rangel started teaching at San Diego City College, Richard Nixon was president and many of his students did not have the right to vote, because the 26th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution hadn’t lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 yet.
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Convention Center

Planned construction leads to graduation venue change

Traditional Balboa Park graduation venue moved to San Diego Convention Center due to a once conceivable construction project
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 20, 2019

Those walking in caps and gowns for graduation this May will be walking a lot closer to the bay. The 2019 San Diego City College commencement ceremony has been moved to a ballroom at the San Diego...

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City College students during their graduation rehearsal in 2015.Courtesy photo

Graduation set for May 20

Denise White May 17, 2016

Graduation is quickly approaching for those City College students earning their AA degrees or certificates of achievement. City College will be holding its graduation ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fr...

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99th annual graduation fast approaching for City College students

Klarissa Sanchez May 21, 2013

All the hard work and dedication students put in throughout the years is now paying off. Cameras will snap, proud parents will be in the stands and students will celebrate. Speakers will tell students...

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Students receive free energy drinks at the Body Armor Super Drink stand on April 30. Paul Smoot, City Times

Students gear up at grad fair

Paul Smoot May 1, 2013

From graduation rings to ceremonial gowns, the grad fair is all about preparing students for their upcoming commencement. Held in the Schwartz Square courtyard on April 30, the fair consisted of nine information...

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