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Frequently Asked Questions

Solano Community College wants your graduation to go as smoothly as possible! If you have any questions about participation in the ceremony that are not addressed on this site or in your letter of invitation, please contact the Student Life Office.

How do I know if I qualify to graduate?

If your petition to graduate was accepted by Admissions and Records, you received a letter and a yellow "Intent to Participate" card.

Where do I turn the card in?

This must be done in person in the Student Life Office, Room 1425 (Fairfield campus) before May 3rd at 3:00 p.m.

Where do I purchase my cap and gown?

In the Fairfield Campus Bookstore. Associate degree and Certificate recipients will receive a cap, gown and tassel for $55.25 (including tax)

What about graduation announcements?

Announcements may be purchased at the Bookstore.

Will there be a rehearsal?

No, participants must assemble no later than 4:30 pm in the Doc Hollister Stadium (Football Field) Thursday, May 23. We will have Student Marshals assisting with the line up at the ceremony.

Where do I need to go?

Participants must assemble no later than 4:30 pm on the South lawn at the Doc Hollister stadium (football field)

What time do I need to arrive?

4:30 pm. Line up and receive your announcement card to hand over when you receive your diploma covers.

Where do I park?

Friends and family may park in lots 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. Disabled parking is available in Lot D, directly across from building 1600.

Will there be a photographer there?

Yes. Complete the Photographer card provided to you on the day that you turn your yellow card into Student Life. There will be others taking photos that day. Your participation in the ceremony equates to giving your permission to release your photos.

How should I dress?

Appropriately for the weather. Because the ceremony will be held in the evening, conditions may change from warm to chilly and windy. Suggested attire: slacks, shirts, etc. High heels are not recommended; please wear comfortable shoes.

Will there be ASL interpreters present?

Yes. There will also be a limited number of seats for seniors and disabled persons. There will be limited seating for those challenged by stairs and will be available at ground level, on the track nearest to the stage.

What happens if it rains?

The event will be held in the 1700A building (Gymnasium) where you may invite only two guests. When you turn in your yellow card, you will receive two rain check tickets. If we become aware ahead of the ceremony that inclement weather will occur, graduates will be notified through the Solano College Alerts program. If inclement weather occurs during the ceremony, we will exit to the Gymnasium (1700 A) and will permit rain check ticket holders into the ceremony. Overflow guests may go to the Cafeteria (Building 1400) to view the televised event.

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