Honors Recognition Ceremonies*

*All ceremonies are by invitation only

School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Thursday, May 2, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Solario de Fortaleza, Student Recreation Center (SRC)

School of Arts and Humanities
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:30 p.m. Reception/ 6:00 p.m.Program
Dezember Reading Room

School of Social Sciences and Education
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Solario de Fortaleza, Student Recreation Center (SRC)

School of Business and Public Administration
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:00 p.m.
The Petroleum Club

Honors are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed at least 60 letter-grade units of resident credit at CSUB as part of their baccalaureate program. 

Students may check myCSUB for their GPA for honors status. The Commencement Office staff does not have information regarding a student's GPA.

Honors students' names in the commencement program are based on the student's Overall GPA and CSUB GPA at the end of the 2018 fall semester.

Honors students must be eligible to participate in commencement by April 29, 2019 to be acknowledged as an honors student in the commencement program.

The grade point average (GPA) necessary for graduation with honors at the end of the 2018 fall semester are as follows:

summa cum laude
3.9 to 4.0 GPA

magna cum laude
3.6 to 3.89 GPA

cum laude
3.3 to 3.59 GPA

Recognition Ceremonies*

Children's Center Graduation
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Children's Center

Veterans Student Recognition Reception
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (RSVP required for lunch)
Multi-purpose Room in Student Housing East

CSUB Athletics Rowdies
Monday, May 13, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Fox Theatre

Roadrunner Society Ceremony
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Dore Theatre

School of Social Sciences and Education Credential Reception
Friday, May 17, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Icardo Center

Antelope Valley Reception
Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Hellenic Center, Antelope Valley Campus

Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, May 25, 2019
2:00 p.m.
The Bridge Bible Church, 12225 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield


For questions about each school's honors programs or recognition ceremonies, please contact the respective school listed below:

Arts and Humanities
(661) 654-2221

Business and Public Administration
(661) 654-2157

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
(661) 654-3450

Social Sciences and Education
(661) 654-2210

For commencement ceremonies' questions, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Commencement Office
Dina Ebeling, Senior Specialist