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Fall 2022 Commencement

The Fall Commencement is for students completing their degree at the end of the fall 2022 term.

Date: Wednesday, December 14
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location:
Mechanics Bank Arena and Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA

All Schools, all majors may participate

Guest Tickets: 8 guest tickets per graduate (this will be reviewed after the RSVP closes)

  • 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.
  • Guest tickets will be available for download on Wednesday, November 23 through commencement.

RSVP

  • RSVP begins Tuesday, October 25 and ends Monday, November 21.

Cap and Gown Purchase

There are two ways to purchase your cap and gown which is online or in person at the Bakersfield campus.

  • Caps and gowns can be ordered online using the link here - deadline for online purchases is November 22; and
  • CSUB Bookstore-Bakersfield campus in person only.

Spring 2023 Commencement

Location: CSUB Main Soccer Field

Guest Tickets: 8 guest tickets per graduate (this will be reviewed after the RSVP closes)

  • 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.

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

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

Majors participating

  • School of Arts and Humanities - Art; Communications; English; History; Music; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Spanish; Theatre
  • School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering - Biology; Chemistry; Computer & Electrical Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering Sciences; Geological Sciences; Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Nursing; Public Health; Physics
  • School of Social Sciences and Education - Majors TBD

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

  • Majors participating: All doctoral and master's majors; Teaching credential 

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

  • School of Business and Public Administration - Agricultural Business; Business Administration (all concentrations); Economics; Environmental Resource Management; Public Administration
  • School of Social Sciences and Education - Majors TBD
  • Academic Programs - Interdisciplinary Studies

RSVP

  • RSVP begins Monday, March 20 and ends Monday, April 24.

 

GRAD FEST

2023 Spring Commencement Grad Fest Dates

  • Antelope Valley - Tuesday, March 21, 2023, noon - 6pm, Student Lounge
  • Bakersfield Campus - Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11am - 6pm, Student Union Multi-Purpose Room

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.

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


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

There are two ways currently to purchase your cap and gown - online or in person at the Bakersfield campus.


Frequently Asked Questions Open Forums via Zoom will be on:

  • Friday, November 4, 11am - noon
  • Thursday, November 17, 2-3pm

Zoom link will be sent to graduates only.

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
commencement@csub.edu

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 graduation@csub.edu

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