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Student Information


Students are eligible for commencement by having an approved graduation application on file with the Office of the Registrar. 

For graduation application instructions, click here.

Commencement RSVP


The process is as follows:

  • Saturday, April 17, graduates will receive an email from to watch for their RSVP email the following week with additional information from questions that have been received since the announcement.
  • The RSVP email sometimes goes into students' email clutter/junk folder. Please check all email folders.
  • If you don't receive a RSVP email by Friday, April 23, email and the commencement office will check for your name on the graduates' lists. Please include your name, student ID, and major.
  • RSVP reservations will be open until Friday, April 30

Ceremony Assignments

  • The commencement office will then review the RSVP numbers for each major and assign the majors to a ceremony date/time.
  • This will take a few days to review, consults with the CSUB Schools, and assign the ceremonies.
  • We anticipate this process will be completed by Wednesday, May 5.
  • Graduates will receive an email after this process has been completed to login to download their name/reader card for their ceremony and their guest tickets which will have their assigned ceremony date/time.

General Ceremony Information

  • The first set of ceremonies will be for the Class of 2021 between the dates of Thursday, May 20 - Saturday, May 22.
  • The second set of ceremonies will be for the Class of 2020 between the dates of Saturday, May 22 - Sunday, May 23.


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Additional Information

Commencement Office
Dina Ebeling, Associate Director

For questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For information about the status of your grad check application, check your myCSUB email, contact your evaluations' advisor, or email