2024 Commencement Information

BCC Commencement – Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 at 11:00 am

This year, Berkeley City College’s Commencement 2024 will be in-person at Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley.


When is the deadline to submit my petition to a counselor?

The deadline to petition for AA/AS & ADT degrees and certificates has now passed.

Will I be able to purchase a cap and gown?

If you would like to purchase a cap and gown, you may order online through the BCC’s Bookstore and pick it up on campus.


  • Please order your regalia at this link. You can start ordering now. You may pick up your regalia at the BCC bookstore starting May 2nd.
  • You may also order from the BCC bookstore physically starting May 2nd and you may pick it up at the bookstore on the same day. Please do this by May 9th.

You may pick them up at the BCC Bookstore starting May 2nd. Here is the link to order: https://www.bkstr.com/berkeleycitystore/shop/graduation

When will I be able to receive my degree?

You will be able to pick up your degree during the Fall 2024 semester.

Information Regarding Honors


Associate Degree candidates with the following cumulative grade point averages at the end of the Fall 2021 semester will be recognized at graduation as follows:

3.25 – 3.49                        Cum Laude, With Honors

3.50 – 3.74                        Magna Cum Laude, With High Honors

3.75 – 4.00                        Summa Cum Laude, With Highest Honors

Please be reminded that this is a cumulative grade point average reflecting ALL COLLEGE WORK through Fall 2023. This includes college work completed at Peralta. Again, Certificate recipients are not eligible for honors.

For those students graduating with Associate Degrees in June 2024, your cumulative GPA will be recalculated once grades from Spring 2024 semester are finalized. If at that time you qualify for honors, your transcript will be appropriately noted.


Each year a class valedictorian and salutatorian are chosen from the candidates for the Associate Degree. Certificate candidates are not eligible.

All students who will receive summa cum laude, with highest honors will be eligible to be selected as class valedictorian & salutatorian. Both class valedictorian & salutatorian will be selected among this group and will be asked to deliver speeches at commencement.


If you have any additional questions, please contact John Nguyen at johnnguyen@peralta.edu