Please note - Fall Commencement Ceremony has been suspended, if you are graduating in Fall 2012 or Winter 2013, please join us at the Spring Commencements in June 2013
Dear CSUB Senior,
Congratulations! All of us - the faculty, staff and administration of CSUB - would like to commend you for a job well done and let you know that not only are we proud of your accomplishments, we are elated that another CSUB student has joined the growing ranks of our Alumni Association.
Spring 2013 Ceremony Dates:
(please click on the dates below for graduation day details)
- Tuesday June 11th - Graduate and Hooding Commencement Ceremony for all schools at 6:00 p.m. in the Icardo Center.
- Friday June 14th - Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, and Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at 7:00 a.m. in the CSUB Amphitheater.
- Saturday June 15th - Social Sciences and Education at 7:00 a.m. in the CSUB Amphitheater.
Grad Fair Information:
We hope you will be able to join us for Grad Fair at the Runner Bookstore on May 1st and 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or at the Lancaster University Center in Antelope Valley on April 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. At Grad Fair you can:
At Grad Fair you can:
- Purchase your cap and gown - also available at the bookstore throughout the quarter.
- Order diploma frames and announcements - you can also order announcements online.
- Have your portrait taken - you will need to reserve a sitting in advance.
- Pick up your commencement tickets - Student ID is preferred for Pickup (However, a picture ID may be used along with your student ID number).
Graduate Students: Each graduate student will receive up to six (6) tickets if picked up by 12:00PM on Friday, May 10th at the CSUB Bookstore or the AV Campus. However, we ask that you only pick- up the number you require so that any extra tickets can be distributed as needed to your fellow graduates. You must present either your CSUB ID card or picture ID to obtain tickets.
Undergraduate Students: Each undergraduate student will receive up to six (6) tickets if picked up by 12:00PM on Friday, May 10th at the CSUB Bookstore or the AV Campus. However, we ask that you only pick- up the number you require so that any extra tickets can be distributed as needed to your fellow graduates. You must present either your CSUB ID card or picture ID to obtain tickets (A friend or family member may pick up your tickets if he/she shows your identification card if you are unable to attend Grad Fair).
Please note that ticket allocation is based upon the actual number of students participating in each ceremony, capacity of the venue and to ensure that everyone enjoys the celebration. Your graduation from CSUB is a major milestone in your life, and we wish that we could issue an unlimited amount of tickets for your loved ones. However, we must accommodate some guests for all of our students.
To ensure adequate seating at each of the commencement ceremonies, tickets will be required for all guests. Commencement tickets are complimentary and will be first distributed at Grad Fair. If you are unable to attend Grad Fair, you can pick up your tickets until 12:00PM on Friday, May 10th in the 'Runner Bookstore on CSUB's campus, or at the front desk of CSUB-AV. A friend or family member may pick up your tickets if he/she shows your identification card, if you are unable to come during Bookstore or AV hours.
If you do not pick up your tickets by the times mentioned above, we cannot guarantee you will receive your full number of commencement tickets.
On Tuesday, May 21nd 10:00am -2:00pm, up to 2 additional tickets per student will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Runner Bookstore (a proportional amount will also be available at the AV campus front desk at the same time).
When these tickets run out, we will have no more tickets available and the events will be considered sold out.
If your name is not on the ticket distribution list or you do not have an active application for graduation on file, you should contact your Evaluator at the Office of Admissions and Records at 661-654-3036.
Each guest will need a ticket to enter the commencement ceremony. However, children two years old and younger do not need tickets as long as they are not using a seat. Graduates do not need tickets.
As there is no reserved seating, guests are advised to arrive early to get seats of their choice. Early arrival will also enable guests to get settled in their seats prior to start of the processional. Please note: guests MUST have their tickets to be admitted and seating will begin approximately one hour before each commencement.
- For comments or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions regarding details about each school's honors programs and day of details, contact your school directly:
- Arts and Humanities - 654-2221
- Business and Public Administration - 654-2157
- Natural Science, Mathematics and Engineering - 654-3450
- Social Science and Education - 654-2210
If you need general information, please visit the CSUB commencement website, contact your Dean's Office, or contact the Alumni Office. We look forward to seeing you at Grad Fair or at commencement!
We hope that you will stay involved with your alma mater, so keep your information up-to date on our online form and join us for Young Alumni Council events and activities. The Alumni Association will be at commencement to cheer you on and to sell flowers for your special graduation day. Proceeds from the flower sales help support alumni events and activities. This is a great way for your family and guests to show how proud they are while helping your Alumni Association.
Again, congratulations - and good luck!