Commencement

2020 recognition

Explore our special website recognizing the Class of 2020, featuring congratulatory messages from Cal State LA President William A. Covino and the college deans, stories featuring the outstanding accomplishments of our graduating students, the names of our graduates, and more. 

President's Message

Dear Class of 2020:

Congratulations, Class of 2020! You are now graduates of Cal State LA. We hope that you are as proud of yourself as we are of you. Today we are publishing the Class of 2020 Recognition website to honor your outstanding accomplishment. We invite you to visit the website and share it with friends and family.

Click on your college and you’ll find your name listed under the degree you’ve earned. The website also includes my video message to the Class of 2020 and videos from the deans. The website features stories and photos of outstanding graduates, who represent the brilliance, resilience, innovation, and creativity of the Class of 2020. 

To help you celebrate, we’ve also created Class of 2020 downloads, including printable signs, digital photo frames, and social media graphics. Many of you are sharing your photos, feelings, and plans on our #CalStateLAGrad social media campaign. It’s exciting to see your posts and to share your joy; please keep it up.

In your colleges, some of your faculty are also organizing events to honor your achievements. We hope you take part and enjoy. Remember, these events and the Class of 2020 Recognition website are not substitutes for Commencement 2020. 

As I said in an earlier email, Commencement 2020 will take place when we can gather safely. However, you do not have to wait to receive your diploma. We will mail your diploma and diploma cover.

The faculty, staff, and administrators of Cal State LA wish the Class of 2020 the very best. We hope you’ve enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to seeing more of you as alumni and ambassadors for Cal State LA.

Sincerely,

William A. Covino
President