Commencement

70th Commencement Ceremonies

University Athletics Stadium at the Billie Jean King Sports Complex

 

Saturday, May 20

8 a.m.           College of Natural and Social Sciences
                        Graduate and Undergraduate
                             Anthropology
                             Biological Sciences
                             Chemistry and Biochemistry
                             Geosciences and Environment
                             Mathematics
                             Natural Sciences
                             Physics and Astronomy
                             Psychology

Noon            College of Natural and Social Sciences
                        Graduate and Undergraduate
                             Asian and Asian American Studies
                             Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies
                             History
                             Latin American Studies
                             Pan African Studies
                             Political Science
                             Sociology

4 p.m.           College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
                      
Graduate and Undergraduate 
 

Sunday, May 21

8 a.m.           Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
                        Graduate and Undergraduate
                             Kinesiology
                             Nutritional Science
                             Communication Disorders
                             Social Work

1 p.m.           Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
                        Graduate and Undergraduate
                             Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
                             Child and Family Studies
                             Nursing
                             Public Health 

6 p.m.           College of Arts and Letters
                        Graduate and Undergraduate 
 

Monday, May 22

8 a.m.           College of Business and Economics
                      
Undergraduate
                             Business Administration

1 p.m.           College of Business and Economics
                      
All Graduate Programs
                        Undergraduate
                             Computer Information Systems
                             Economics

6 p.m.           Charter College of Education
                      
Graduate and Undergraduate 

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Parking

photo of bus on campus

University parking is free for all Commencement ceremonies. Graduating candidates and their guests are encouraged to enter the campus from the north (Valley Boulevard) and east (Hellman Avenue) to help alleviate the traffic at the southern entrances to campus (the San Bernardino 10 Freeway and Eastern Avenue). Attendees will be directed to parking structures A, B or C (blue level).

Parking is on a first-come,  first-served basis. Therefore, we urge all attendees to arrive early and carpool, or use public transportation. 

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ADA Accessible Parking

Graduating candidates or guests with a DMV disabled parking placard or disabled plates will be directed to lots in close proximity to the University Athletics Stadium. Persons needing special assistance are encouraged to arrive up to 90 minutes prior to the ceremony.

If you have a guest with physical limitations who does not own a disabled placard, please stop by the Parking and Transportation Service Center at least three days prior to Commencement to obtain a special parking permit for an accessible lot (up to two permits per graduate). Wheelchairs are not available on campus.

A map with accessible parking locations will be available in April 2017.

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First Aid

First aid will be provided to graduating candidates by the Student Health Center in non-emergency situations. In case of an emergency, graduating candidates or guests will be transported to the nearest hospital.

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photo of President Covino at Commencement

Livestream

A livestream of each Commencement ceremony will start five minutes before the event begins at www.calstatela.edu.

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Contact Us

For questions regarding degree requirements and eligibility, please contact your academic department or college. 

For questions regarding graduation applications and diplomas, email the Graduation Office at graduationoffice@calstatela.edu

All other questions regarding Commencement may be directed to commencement@calstatela.edu