Spring 2023 Commencement

Location: CSUB Main Soccer Field

There are two undergraduate ceremonies. Please check the majors for each ceremony.

Friday, May 19, 2023, 8am
Undergraduate Ceremony (see majors below)

Seating for Majors on Left Side (facing the stage):

  • Communications
  • English
  • Anthropology
  • Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Kinesiology

Seating for Majors on Right Side (facing the stage):

  • Art
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Geology
  • Human Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Physics

Friday, May 19, 2023, 6pm
Graduate Hooding and Credential Ceremony

Seating for Majors on Left Side (facing the stage):

  • English
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Geology
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Counseling - Student Affairs
  • Counseling - School Counseling
  • Multiple Subject - Credential
Seating for Majors on Right Side (facing the stage):
  • MBA
  • MS-HCA
  • MPA
  • MSA
  • Kinesiology
  • Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education Administration
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Administrative - Credential
  • Educational Counseling - Credential
  • Single Subject - Credential
  • Special Education - Credential

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 8am
Undergraduate Ceremony (see majors below)

Seating for Majors on Left Side (facing the stage):

  • Business Administration - Finance
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business Administration - Accounting
  • Business Administration - Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration - Marketing
  • Business Administration - Management
  • Business Administration - Small Business Management
  • Business Administration - Supply Chain Logistics
  • Liberal Studies

Seating for Majors on Right Side (facing the stage):

  • Agricultural Business 
  • Business Administration - Agricultural Business
  • Business Administration - General Business
  • Business Administration - Health Care Management
  • Business Administration - Public Administration
  • Business Administration - Economics
  • Economics
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Public Administratioin
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science


Guest Tickets

Eight guest tickets per graduate will be issued for online retrieval beginning May 1 - May 20.

All guests four years and older are required to have a guest ticket to enter the venue.
Guests three years and younger are considered lap children and do not require a guest ticket to enter the venue.

What's the difference between Graduation and Commencement?

Graduation is the completion and awarding of your degree and mailing of your diploma. This is overseen by the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar can assist students with:

  • Changing their graduation application term
  • Instructions on how to submit their online graduation application

Commencement is the celebration of your academic achievement of earning a degree in higher education. The commencement ceremonies are overseen by the Commencement Office. The Commencement Office can assist student with:

  • Ceremony questions
  • Services provided at the ceremonies
  • Cap and gown questions
  • Recognition and cultural ceremonies

Honors Cords - Honors status is determined by your GPA, both CSUB and Overall GPA must meet GPA indicated below. Students may locate their GPA in the student portal. The Commencement Office doesn't have access to students' GPAs.

There is only one honors cord which is gold. Students may purchase an honors cord when they purchase their regalia. 

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

Grad Fest & FAQ Open Forums


Cap and Gown Purchases

For in-person only, the CSUB Bookstore has caps, gowns, stoles, tassels, and diploma frames available for purchase.

Online ordering ended Wednesday, April 26, 2023. 

Commencement Ceremonies

Check out the CSUB YouTube Channel for the recorded commencement ceremonies!

CSUB YouTube Channel

CSUB Virtual Ceremony - Class of 2020

CSUB Virtual Ceremony - Class of 2021

Additional Information

Commencement Office
Dina Ebeling, Associate Director
Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs

For questions, please view the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Services for Students with Disabilities will work with graduates to provide accommodations for the graduate with a disability. Contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 661-654-3360.

For the status of your grad check application, check your myCSUB email, email your evaluation's advisor, or email

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) 654-6807

Get a list of majors and departments by school