Commencement exercises are held at the end of each spring semester.  This ceremony is the culmination of all the hard work and dedication that students achieved throughout the years here at Napa Valley College.  For information on when and where commencement will be held, please refer to the campus calendar.  For further information, please see Commencement Information on the Student Services webpage.


Diploma's are awarded after a student has successfully completed their graduation petition, completed all coursework and have cleared all debts with the college.  Diploma's are printed three times a year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Students can expect to receive their diplomas approximately three months after the term in which they graduated.  Posting of the degree will appear on the official transcript approximately one month after grades are submitted for the term.