Commencement

94th Annual College of Marin
Commencement and Transfer Recognition

College of Marin is excited to invite eligible students who will be participating in the virtual 94th Annual College of Marin Commencement and Transfer Recognition on May 28, 2021, to apply to be a student speaker.

This honor is granted to a student who demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence and co-curricular leadership. One student speaker will be selected. The speaker will be pre-recorded on the College of Marin, Kentfield campus with the implementation of safety guidelines per Marin County safety measures. The date and time will be decided at the beginning of May.

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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE
April 19, 2021
5 pm

Speech must be included in the application.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Demonstrated achievement through good academic standing.
  • Good behavior standing.
  • A minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be available for filming in May - more details to come.
QUESTIONS?

Contact: Sadika Sulaiman Hara
Director of Student Activities and Advocacy
ssulaimanhara@marin.edu


VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT FAQ


What is a Virtual Commencement and Transfer Recognition Ceremony?

College of Marin’s virtual Commencement and Transfer Recognition Ceremony will be livestreamed to College of Marin’s social media channels at 6 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021. This event can be viewed and visited at any time after the premiere. Graduates and transfer-eligible students will receive email and text invitations to create a free account and upload a picture and a message for each student’s individual slide. A professional name reader will read your name, and the slide can be saved and shared on social media. The event will also give graduates and transfer students interactive and customizable filters that can be shared on social media platforms.

The Commencement website will also include a downloadable commencement program as well as special messages from College of Marin’s Superintendent/President, the President of the Marin Community College District Board of Trustees, and the President of Associated Students of College of Marin (ASCOM).

 

How do I participate in the virtual ceremony?

Graduates and transfer-eligible students will receive an invitation to create an account by email and text message. Then, upload your picture and a message to create your individual slide.

Invitations will be sent in April.

If you are eligible for graduation or transfer and did not receive an email invitation to participate in the virtual ceremony, contact commencement@marin.edu.

 

What if I am transferring this fall without a degree?

Students who plan to transfer in fall of 2021 without earning a degree are invited to participate in the Virtual Commencement and Transfer Recognition Ceremony. If you would like to participate, simply email your full name, M00 Student ID, and date of birth to commencement@marin.edu to receive an email invitation.

 

When will I be able to access the virtual ceremony webpage?

Students who register will receive an invitation to the ceremony webpage as soon as it is available. To allow as many graduate and transfer students the opportunity to participate, the ceremony webpage is scheduled to go live on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 6 p.m. The public link to the virtual ceremony webpage will be posted online and will be available for students and their friends and families until May 2022.

 

Will I need to wear a graduation robe or other regalia in my photo?

No. You are not required to wear a graduation robe or other regalia for the photo you upload to the virtual commencement website.

 

Can I still purchase regalia even though I’m not required to wear it?

Regalia and other graduation accessories may be ordered through the College of Marin Bookstore.

 

Why is College of Marin hosting a virtual ceremony?

Current local, state, and federal guidance either bans or significantly restricts large in-person events, so an in-person ceremony is not possible at this time. While we would prefer a traditional in-person ceremony, the College felt it was important to recognize the achievements of our students. Faculty and staff will be cheering for you virtually, too!

 

Why not postpone the in-person ceremony?

Recent guidance from the state has suggested that restrictions on large events may continue well into the fall. This makes postponement with a reliable timeframe impossible at this time. After consulting with ASCOM leaders, College of Marin leadership agreed that moving forward with a virtual ceremony was the best way to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and transfer students, given the circumstances.

 

Are 2021 graduates and transfer students eligible to participate in the 2022 Commencement and Transfer Recognition Ceremony?

Yes. Graduates and transfer students from 2021 and 2022 will be invited to participate in the ceremony scheduled for late May 2022, contingent upon public health guidelines.

 

When will I receive my diploma?

Spring diplomas will be sent to students via U.S. mail after degrees and certificates are certified. Expect to receive your diploma in early August