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2018 Commencement
 

COMMENCEMENT

 
Welcome to the official website for Commencement at California State University, Los Angeles.
 
The 2018 Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for May 2018. from May 21 - 25, 2018. College ceremony schedules, location, and ticketing information will be available in late Fall 2017. We invite our graduates, families, and friends to join us next year as the University recognizes and honors the academic achievement of the Class of 2018.

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Eligibility to Participate

ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE

 
 

Commencement is the ceremony in which degrees are conferred on graduating students. Please remember that the process to participate in commencement are different from applying to graduate. To be eligible to participate in the 2018 Commencement ceremonies, graduating candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • be on track to complete their degree requirements by the end of the listed terms below
  • register online to participate in the commencement ceremonies in Spring 2018
 
GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall 2017 Semester
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: June 15, 2017
 
Winter 2018 Intersession
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
 
Spring 2018 Semester
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
 
Summer 2018 Term
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
 
For additional information regarding the graduation application process, please visit the Graduation Office website. If you have additional questions about applying for graduation, please contact the Graduation Office at (323) 343-3890 or email GraduationOffice@calstatela.edu.
 
REGISTRATION AND GUEST TICKETS
Information regarding registration and guest tickets will be available online in Fall 2017. Eligible graduating candidates will be invited to register to participate and reserve guest tickets in Spring 2018.
 
If you have questions regarding the 2018 Commencement ceremonies, please call the Commencement Hotline at (323) 343-4723 or email commencement@calstatela.edu.
 

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2017 Commencement

COMMENCEMENT

 
 
The 2017 California State University, Los Angeles Commencement ceremonies were held from May 20 to 22, 2017 at the University Stadium at the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. For three days, there were nine college-based ceremonies where degrees were conferred on graduating candidates. To view and download the 2017 Commencement ceremonies schedule, please click here.
 
DIPLOMA AND DIPLOMA COVER
The Class of 2017 graduates will receive their diploma by mail 6-8 weeks after their grades have been posted and verified. The mailing address used is the address on file with the University. To track the delivery of your diploma, please click here.
 
For graduates who did not attend commencement, but would like to get a diploma cover, it can be picked up at the Graduation Office at the Administration Building, room 409, 4th floor. At this time, diploma covers are only available for pick-up during normal business hours and cannot be mailed.
 
Questions? Please contact the Graduation Office at (323) 343-3890 or email GraduationOffice@calstatela.edu.
COMMENCEMENT PHOTOS
To view and order your commencement photos from the 2017 Commencement ceremonies, please follow these instructions:
  • Visit the Grad Images website by clicking here.
  • Enter your Last Name and year of ceremony (2017)
  • Click on Find My Photos
Questions about commencement photography? Please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or email alum@calstatela.edu.
 
COMMENCEMENT DVD
To order a copy of any of the 2017 Commencement ceremonies, please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or email alum@calstatela.edu.
 
COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM
Starting Monday, June 12, graduates can get an extra copy of the commencement program booklet from the Alumni Association, the Graduation Office, or each of the college Dean's office. The commencement program booklet is only available for pick-up during normal business hours and cannot be mailed. To view and download the pick-up locations, please click here.

 

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Contact Us

CONTACT US

 
 
If you have questions regarding next year's 2018 Commencement ceremonies, please call the Commencement Hotline at (323) 343-4723 or email commencement@calstatela.edu.