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Families and Guests


Each guest will need a ticket to enter the commencement ceremony. However, children two years old and younger do not need tickets as long as they are not using a seat. Graduates do not need tickets.

As there is no reserved seating, guests are advised to arrive early to get seats of their choice. Early arrival will also enable guests to get settled in their seats prior to start of the processional. Please note: guests MUST have their tickets to be admitted and seating will begin approximately one hour before each commencement.

Graduates are responsible picking up and distributing tickets to their guests.

In addition, students are responsible for:


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


Please help make commencement a pleasant experience by respecting other guests and participants.

Remain in your seat for the entire ceremony. Candidates and guests may not exit the venue until the ceremony concludes.

Prohibited items include:

  • Signs
  • Fireworks
  • Bottles and cans
  • Beach balls and balloons
  • Alcohol

People who violate these rules will be escorted out of the ceremony.  

Disability Access

Information regarding disabled parking, seating, and other concerns can be found here.

For questions, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities.

Phone: (661)-654-3360 (voice) (661)-654-6288 (TDD)

Personal Photography

Please do not stand in the aisles or block the views of others in order to take photos or videos. Camera tripods are not allowed in the CSUB Amphitheater.