Commencement | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are a list of frequently asked questions regarding the 2021 Commencement which will be held online Friday, June 11, 2021. If you have any additional questions, contact

Students who submitted a graduation intent and/or petition for certificates to Admissions have until April 30, 2021 to create a grad slide. The invitation to create a grad slide was texted directly to graduates. If you didn't receive a text invitation, email

For more information on when Spring 2021 graduation intents and petitions for certificates were due, please visit the Graduation webpage.

Email with your full name and student ID number and we'll send you a new link.

Graduates with majors with a “&” may have seen a blank page when viewing the invite. A follow-up text message will be sent out to those graduates.

If you've already submitted your grad slide information and photo/video, there's no need to submit it again! The text messages are a general reminder for those who haven't submitted their slide content yet.

A recording of the 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be available after June 11, 2021 on the ECC Facebook page and the ECC YouTube channel.

Students may request participation in this year's commencement ceremony by contacting their counselor. The counselor will verify the student's information and request approval. Note that the deadline to request participation is April 23, 2021.

No, this is a voluntary optional celebration and you are not required to purchase a cap and gown.

The custom grad filters are available via your text message invitation. (If you didn't receive an invitation, email us.)

You can use social media filters to announce your upcoming graduation to family and friends! View the social media filters information.

Graduates can also upload their photo/video with the filter to their grad slide, which will be shown during the commencement ceremony.

Recording of your name is optional but please provide a phonetic spelling of your name by Friday, April 30, 2021 to have your name read out loud during the ceremony.
To make sure that your name is pronounced correctly during the ceremony.
Yes, you must upload a photo/video or include a message by Friday, April 30, 2021 to participate in the virtual ceremony. We encourage submission of both a photo and message. Please see commencement webpage for guidance on photo and message submission.
Friday, April 30, 2021
If you would like a cap and gown, go to the El Camino College Bookstore to order your regalia.

The El Camino College Bookstore offers a gold tassel for graduates who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. The blue tassel is available for all graduates to purchase.

Students who choose to purchase a grad pack and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will automatically receive a gold tassel in their pack instead of a blue tassel.

You may wear it during the virtual commencement ceremony to celebrate. If you receive your cap and gown before Friday, April 30, 2021, we suggest you take a photo of yourself wearing your cap and gown and upload that photo.
We encourage you wear any attire appropriate for a graduation ceremony in your photo. Please consider lighting and the background in your image. And smile! Photos that capture graduates from the waist up work best. You can use the cap and gown social media filters and upload that photo/video.
All graduation merchandise is supplied by the .

2020 and 2021 graduates are able to pick up a free diploma cover from the Bookstore starting April 1, 2021. Please bring a form of ID with you.

Go to the window to the left of the Bookstore entrance for pick-up orders Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Yes. You will receive it in late October 2021.
View the Admissions Graduation webpage for more information.