Message From The President

Dear Graduates and Prospective Graduates:

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration of California State University, Bakersfield, I extend our sincere congratulations to you and the Class of 2017.  Just as I welcomed you at New Student Convocation into our “Partnership for Your Success”, I will be welcoming you at Commencement as the newest CSUB alumni.  As your time as a student here draws to a close, my hope is that your university experience has truly been transformative as you partnered with your CSUB family to reach this significant educational goal.  

It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2018 CSUB Commencement Ceremonies as we celebrate and proudly recognize your achievements.  Please visit the CSUB Commencement website to RSVP for your ceremony, and for detailed information on University-wide graduation events.  I look forward to conferring your degrees in May!


Dr. Mitchell
Horace Mitchell, Ph.D.