Graduation Information Application for Graduation Whether you plan to participate in commencement or not, you are required to apply for graduation at the Office of the Registrar on the East or West Campus by the deadline for the semester in which you intend to graduate. The deadlines are as follows: May graduation deadline for application is February 28 or the following Monday if falling on a weekend. August graduation deadline for application is June 30 or the following Monday if falling on a weekend. December graduation deadline for application is October 15 or the following Monday if falling on a weekend. Application (PDF format) DiplomasDiplomas are mailed to you within approximately nine weeks after the semester ends. Commencement Summer 2015 commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, August 14, at 7 p.m. at Richardson Performance Hall on the Del Mar College East Campus at Baldwin Blvd. and Ayers St. If you have any questions, please call (361) 698-1248. Live Stream The Commencement ceremony will be streamed live at http://www.delmar.edu/webcasts. The link will be available 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Fire Safety at Richardson Performance Hall Graduation events are very well-attended. Please follow these fire safety guidelines when attending an event at Richardson Performance Hall: Strollers and car seats are not allowed within the auditorium seating area. Adult walkers and scooters are also not allowed to be stored within the seating area. Tripods for cameras are not allowed within the auditorium seating area. Balloons are not allowed within the facility nor glass flower vases. Guests are not allowed to bring in food and beverages within the facility (concessions are available). There are dedicated spaces for wheelchairs and companion seats for family members who require them.