Dear Certificate/Degree Candidate,

The College of Alameda Faculty, Staff, and Administrators proudly congratulate the Class of 2016! We encourage you to celebrate your education at College of Alameda by participating in the Commencement Ceremony. The upcoming commencement, the college’s 45th, promises to be truly memorable. We sincerely hope you plan to participate.

  • Friday, May 27, 2016
  • 2:00 pm, Cougar Gymnasium

Rehearsal for Commencement is Thursday, May 26 at 3:00 pm in room D-119 and is mandatory for all participants.

No tickets are needed!


American Sign Language interpreters will be interpreting the entire ceremony. If your guests have other needs requiring accommodation please contact Luis Padilla Porras at fourteen (14) days prior to commencement. Parking for individuals with disabilities is available on campus.


On the day of the ceremony, you must leave your cameras, purses, coats, and any other personal belongings with friends or relatives in the audience.


Thanks to the generosity of the Associated Students of College of Alameda, diploma covers are available to all students participating in Commencement.


Diploma and certificate are available for pick diplomas will be available for pick up, with picture identification from college of Alameda Admissions and Records Office beginning August 12, 2016 through August 12, 2017. Bring your photo ID.

After the pick-up window dates, diplomas are available at the District Admissions and Records Office located at 333 East 8th St., Oakland, CA 94606. Diplomas may be mailed to students only under extremely unusual circumstances following a written request.


On behalf of the College of Alameda, I congratulate you on your accomplishments and look forward to seeing you at Commencement.

Contact me with any questions you have regarding graduation or commencement.


Dr. Amy H. Lee,
Dean of Enrollment Services
College of Alameda