Graduation Information Application for Graduation Whether you plan to participate in commencement or not, it is your responsibility (not the responsibility of your instructor) 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 23 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 six to eight weeks after the semester ends. Regalia If you are a participant, you may purchase your regalia (cap and gown) and commencement announcements at the DMC Bookstore in the Harvin Student Center. If you would like more information, you may call the bookstore at (361) 884-1823. Commencement Summer 2017 commencement exercises will be held Friday, August 18, at 7 p.m. at Richardson Performance Hall on the Del Mar College East Campus. 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.