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Commencement 2017


For the third straight year, College of the Desert will break the record for the largest graduating class in the school’s history.

The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26 on Boone Field located at the Palm Desert Campus.

This year, the college will award about 1,220 degrees and credentials – up 7 percent compared to 2016.

Over 500 students are expected to walk the stage during Commencement Ceremony. College Superintendent/President Joel L. Kinnamon, Ed.D., and Desert Community College District Board of Trustees Chair Aurora Wilson will hand the graduating students their credentials.

Here are some statistics from the three record-breaking years for comparison.

2017: 1,220 credentials
2016: 1,137 credentials
2015: 1,067 credentials

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