Commencement Info

COD will offer an in-person ceremony for Spring 2022. 

Commencement will be held on:
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens,
78-200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, CA 92210.  

*Please note, students and guests who participate in the 2022 Commencement Ceremony must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by May 11, 2022 or show a negative Covid 19 PCR test. The name on the PCR test must match the name on the valid photo ID.    

*Information & restrictions subject to change

Spring 2022 GRAD Packet

Degree and Certificate Overview

Associate Degrees and/or Certificates are not automatically awarded when students complete the requirements. Students must submit the electronic Degree Application or Certificate Application by the following deadlines.


Graduation Term Submission Deadline Commencement Ceremony
Fall October 15th May of following year
Spring/Summer February 15th May of current year
Summer June 15th May of following year

Application to Graduate is normally processed within 10-15 business days. However, processing could take longer during peak registration and high volume months.  Peak months are generally:  December, January, February, March, and May.

Updates to your Associate Degree(s) and/or Certificate(s) will be sent to your COD email.