2021 Commencement FAQ for Virtual Ceremony

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.


Will SCC hold a Graduation ceremony this year?

SCC will host a virtual ceremony. We will not have an on campus ceremony due to the restrictions on large gatherings. A virtual graduation means that we will show student photos and the names of graduates (summer and fall 2020) and candidates (spring 2021) for graduation in a video that will be posted to the college’s homepage.

When will the video be available?

The video will be posted beginning Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at www.solano.edu

How can I participate?

Graduates, those who applied for graduation in summer or fall 2020, and candidates for graduation, those who applied for graduation in spring 2021, will share a photo of themselves and their name will appear on the screen. A program will also be available for you to review or download. You do not need to wear regalia for your photo, and you are not required to send a photo.

Do I have to send a photo in order to have my name included in the video/virtual ceremony?


Do I have to send a photo in order to have my name included in the video/virtual ceremony?

Do I have to send a photo in order to have my name included in the video/virtual ceremony?

No, a photo is not required. All names of graduates from summer and fall 2020 and candidates from spring 2021 will be included in the video.

How will I receive my diploma?

After Admissions & Records verifies that all requirements of the degree and/or certificates that they have petitioned for have been met, you will receive their degree and/or certificates by mail in July or August. Degrees and certificates will be sent to the mailing address listed on the petition that you submitted. If you will be moving once the semester is over, make sure to notify us of your change of address by going to MySolano before the semester ends (May 21, 2021) to update your mailing address. If you have questions about the status of your petitions, please contact admissions@solano.edu on or after July 1st, as that gives staff time to verify your final grades from spring semester against the requirements of your degree and/or certificate.

One diploma or certificate cover will be sent with your diploma or certificate. If you receive multiple degrees or certificates, you may purchase additional diploma covers by contacting the SCC Bookstore at (707)-864-7111

Who should I contact for additional information or for help?

You may contact Admissions and Records: email us at admissions@solano.edu or call (707) 864-7171. Please remember that if you want us to include your photo in the graduation video, we must receive it by email no later than May 1, 2021 following the size and quality of the photo.