Commencement Ceremony Registration

Students who have an active graduation application on file at the Admissions and Records Office will receive commencement registration information via their CSUB email.  Commencement registration will begin  November 2017 and end on April 29, 2018.  

For more information, please email

Eligible Candidates for Commencement

Students who finish their degree required courses by the SUMMER 2017, FALL 2017, SPRING 2018 or SUMMER 2018 terms are eligible candidates to participate in the 2018 Commencement Ceremonies.

Commencement Instructions

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
  • Camera tripods
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Balloons
  • Beach balls
  • Outside food
  • Bottles and cans
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Strollers
  • Firearms/Weapons

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


Honors are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed at least 40 letter-graded units of resident credit at CSUB as part of their baccalaureate program. The grade point average (GPA) necessary for graduation with honors 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

**Honors student’s names in the spring commencement program are based on the student’s Overall GPA and CSUB GPA at the end of the 2017 Fall Semester.**

Honors and Recognition Ceremonies

Alumni Association