Logo for Print


  • Share
    • Email

Stay Tuned for Commencement Ceremony Details in May 2020

Rocklin Campus Commencement Information

The commencement ceremonies are an appropriate conclusion to a successful academic career at Sierra College. The educational success that the award of an Associate degree represents demonstrates considerable sacrifice, hard work and commitment.

The ceremony takes place once a year at the end of the Spring semester. All students who complete a degree in either Fall, Spring or Summer of that academic year are eligible to attend. You must have submitted a degree petition to the Admissions and Records Office by the appropriate deadline. Participation in commencement does not guarantee a degree. The College bookstore will have caps, gowns and tassels available for purchase.

There is not a limit to the number of guests that you can invite to the outdoor ceremony, but in the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Theatre for the graduates ONLY. Due to limited seating, guests will not be allowed. The ceremony will be streamed online.

In an effort to assist in getting you and your families out of the parking lots, Sierra College Security and the Rocklin Police Department will be directing both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Both campus exits will take you to I-80 east or west; please follow the signs and the directions of the Officers at those intersections.

For more information, contact Admissions and Records.

Nevada County Campus Parking and Access to Upper Campus

  • Parking lots 1, 2, 5, and 6 will be available for public parking. Use Lot 7 and 8 for handicapped parking.
  • There are 7 ADA stalls in front of the N12/N13 buildings, and there is drop-off space. Please advise your family with accessibility needs to arrive early and utilize the drop-off location outside of N12, and if possible, have a friend or family member park the car in another location. There will be additional ADA parking in lots 7 and 8.
  • Elevator and stairway access to upper campus Bell Tower Quad will be available in buildings N1 and N2. Signage and staff will direct guests to upper campus.
  • The Bell Tower (N4) elevator or stairwell will not be available for use.
  • Daily parking permits will not be enforced on the day of commencement.
  • If you have questions, contact Melissa Hoffler at mhoffler@sierracollege.edu or by phone at (530) 274-5302.

Tahoe-Truckee Campus

Our ceremony is intimate, heartfelt and personal. The students do not wear a cap and gown, but we do insist on clean, tidy and mountain best.

Latest Update
Featured Video