Ventura College 2021 Graduation Celebration

Due to COVID-19, The Ventura County Community College District and Ventura College faculty, staff, and administration would like to honor our Graduates by inviting them to take part in the following opportunities to celebrate their accomplishments through our Ventura College Commencement Webpage – Virtual Yearbook (coming soon!) and "Grad Drive-Thru" event and pick up your commemorative lawn sign and 2021 tassel on Thursday, May 20, 2021! 



Graduates are invited to fill out an online questionnaire and upload a photo of themselves to be featured on the Ventura College Commencement webpage. Each student will have a unique link to their graduation profile, which they can share with family and friends. The site will also feature graduation speeches from Ventura College President, Dr. Kim Hoffmans, and Associated Students President, Carlo Plascencia, among other distinguished speakers. Students have until the end of Sunday, April 4, 2021, to submit their information online to be included on the Ventura College Commencement page.  Graduates will be notified when they are able to submit their profiles. 


Graduates are invited to Ventura College's "Grad Drive-Thru" event and pick up your commemorative lawn sign and 2020 tassel on Thursday, May 20, 2021! 

Graduates are invited to a "drive-thru" event on campus on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 9:00, am – 1:00 pm to pick up a free commemorative lawn sign and 2020 tassel. Quantities are limited, as we purchased the same number of signs/tassels as the number of graduates we usually see participate in our annual on-ground ceremony. Items will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates will be notified about the Grad Drive-Thru in Spring of 2021. 

NOTE: This is a drive-thru event. Please remain in your car as we practice safe, social distancing. Thank you!


Some of our graduates have inquired about wanting to purchase regalia even though we may not hold an in-person commencement ceremony. 

The Ventura College Bookstore traditionally has graduation-related items such as caps, gowns, tassels, diploma covers, pride sashes, frames, and other items. The Bookstore is creating a website specifically for the items listed above and graduates will be notified when they are able to purchase graduation related items. 


Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 graduates who have not already received their diplomas should check their MyVCCCD email for an email from to request mailing. Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates will receive diploma information via MyVCCCD email 8-10 weeks after the respective term ends.


  • If you haven't already, make sure OFFICIAL AP SCORES, (Advanced Placement examinations on which a student scored 3 or higher) and OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from each college and university you have attended are on file with Admissions and Records.
  • The Degree/Certificate Completion Application must be completed in person with an Academic Counselor.
  • Make an appointment with a counselor to apply for Degree/Certificate Completion in person at the Information Desk (SSC Building) or by calling 805.289.6448
  • Counseling Department office hours (SSC Building) Monday & Tuesday 7:45am - 6pm, Wednesday & Thursday 7:45am - 5pm and Fridays, 7:45am - 1pm