Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 17, 2018
 6:00 p.m.
CSUB Icardo Center  

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 18, 2018
  8:00 a.m.
CSUB Main Soccer Field
*Indoor Venue: Icardo Center

Commencement Day

Commencement is a special time for our students, their family and friends, and the CSUB family. Below are some helpful tips to make the most of this memorable occasion.  

  • Doors open two hours prior to the ceremony.
  • Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Saving seats will not be allowed, please assemble your party before entering.
  • Arrive early and be in your seat 15 minutes prior to the start time of the ceremony. Processional begins 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time - 5:45 p.m. for the Graduate and Hooding Ceremony on May 17 and 7:45 a.m. for the Undergraduate Ceremony on May 18.
  • Please remain seated throughout the ceremony.
  • Be respectful of fellow guests around you.
  • CSUB events take place in smoke-free environments. Please plan accordingly.
  • Guests are not permitted on or in the front of the stage to take photographs or video.
  • For the safety of your pets and all guests, we ask that you please leave your pets at home. Only service animals are permitted on campus during the commencement exercises.
  • During the ceremony medical personnel are present.
  • Coordinate a place and time to meet your graduate after the ceremony that does not inhibit the flow of guests at venue entrances/exits.
  • Reception to follow the after both ceremoines, please see campus map for more information. 


Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

  • No tickets are required to attend.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

  • Admission to the Main Soccer Field is restricted to Priority Ticketholders Only.
  • Arrive before 7:15 a.m. with Priority Ticket.
  • Each ticket can only be scanned once. Duplicates will be denied at the door.
  •  Guests without priority tickets may view the ceremony in the *Icardo Center on large video screens OR after 7:15 a.m.  may enter the Main Soccer Field if seating is available.

*The Icardo Center will be utilized for guest to view the ceremony in air conditioning on large video screens.

Prohibited Items

In an effort to make commencement a pleasant experience for all guests and participants, the following items are prohibited at Commencement:

  • Signs
  • Umbrellas
  • Air horns
  • Balloons
  • Beach balls
  • Camera tripods
  • Selfie sticks
  • Fireworks
  • Outside food
  • Bottles and cans
  • Alcohol
  • Strollers
  • Firearms/Weapons
  • No Smoking - Tobacco Free Campus

Violation of these rules will result in removal from the venue.


CSUB provides FREE parking for guests during commencement ceremonies. Please refer to the campus map for parking lot locations.

  • Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
    • Parking will be available in all CSUB parking lots.
    • Disabled parking will be available in all CSUB parking lots.
  • Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
    • Parking will be available in Lots H and I.
    • Disabled parking will be available in Lot I.

For more information on Parking click here.

Directions to CSUB

Information regarding travel to CSUB including directions, parking, and lodging can be found here.


For questions, comments or concerns, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page or email