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2021 Saddleback College CARmencement and Virtual Celebration

Thursday, May 27th

The Saddleback College community is very excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2021! We will be updating the website on a regular basis with new information. 

Join us for the livestream of the CARmencement celebration on the Marching Order website. Website will go live at 8:00 am on Thursday, May 27.

Map of Event
Enter the campus from the Marguerite Parkway and College Drive West entrance and proceed to Lot 10. Click map image to be taken to the interactive digital map that provides more detailed information on the CARmencement route.

Join us on social media!

We want you to be active and post pictures before, during, and after the event. 

Instagram - @SaddlebackCollege

Snapchat – @SaddlebackColl
Twitter – @SaddlebackColl
Facebook – @SaddlebackCollege
Share your commencement photos using #SADDLEBACKGRAD21

Commencement Website Personal Slide

* RSVP deadline to create a slide has passed. Please email with any questions.

Saddleback College is working with a company called MarchingOrder, a virtual platform and hub, to honor our Spring 2021 graduates. The site will give each graduate an opportunity to submit a photo and brief message to family, friends, and the Saddleback community. * Creating a slide is optional, but they will be used at the drive thru commencement ceremony if you create one.  These slides will be used at the CARmencement event to announce your name as you come receive your diploma cover.  Click Here for the Saddleback Marching Order webpage.

Beginning April 13, those who RSVP will receive an email with instructions on how to register, create a password, and submit information to create your personalized graduation slide. Last day to RSVP for a slide is May 9. Please see timeline below for important dates.

Timeline for Marching Order (Dates are not flexible.  Times listed are PDT) 

April 13 - Portal opens to begin creating your slide

May 4 - 10:00 am:  Deadline to submit a pronunciation guide for your name reading, in MarchingOrder. * If you RSVP after this date and time, you will not have your name read when clicking on your slide.

May 9 - 11:59 pm - Last day to RSVP in Saddleback's MarchingOrder webpage, to create a slide

May 9 - 11:59 pm - Deadline to upload pictures and personal message for your slide, in MarchingOrder. No edits can be made after this date.

To see a sample of what the Saddleback Commencement slide will look like, Click Here.

CARmencement Drive Thru Celebration

* Please note: the deadline to RSVP, has closed. Contact with any questions.

Attend CARmencement: Attend the first ever Saddleback College CARmencement event on campus on May 27, 2021. Drive through campus, starting at 9:00 a.m. with your COVID bubble buddies, decorate your vehicle, wave to faculty and staff, and receive a Grad Celebration Box. Graduates will also stop to receive their diploma cover and have their name announced. See the FAQ section for more details. Please note: the deadline to RSVP, has closed. Contact

Cap and Gown Orders Are Still Available

A limited number of caps and gowns are available as direct orders from the Saddleback College Bookstore.  Please click here, for the Bookstore graduation ordering page, or click on the tab in the red menu to the right.  Please email for additional assistance.

* The deadline to request cap and gown assistance from our office has passed. If you have any questions, please email scstudentdevelopment@saddleback.eduIf you have already requested cap and gown assistance from us, we will schedule for your cap and gown to be mailed, or picked up in person, on campus. We will do our best to ensure you have your cap and gown by the May 11th deadline to upload pictures for your slide. 

Family and Friends Video

Saddleback College Community!  Want to celebrate a Graduate's achievements?  Send us your Video!  If you want to participate in this year's 2021 Commencement Video Montage, let us know, by filling out the 2021 Commencement Video Montage Interest Form, and we'll get back to you with video submission information.  Submissions are due by Friday, May 14th.