Commencement Schedule

Commencement Schedule

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020

Ceremony 1 | 8:30 a.m.         

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of History
Master of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in History
 
Department of Sociology
Master of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Ceremony 2 | 12:45 p.m.

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Asian and Asian American Studies
 
Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies
Master of Arts in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies
 
Department of Latin American Studies
Master of Arts in Latin American Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies
 
Department of Pan-African Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Pan-African Studies
 
Department of Political Science      
Master of Arts in Political Science
Master of Public Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
 
Department of Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Ceremony 3 | 5 p.m.         

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Anthropology
Master of Arts in Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
 
Department of Biological Sciences
Master of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Master of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
 
Department of Geosciences and Environment
Master of Arts in Geography
Master of Science in Environmental Science
Master of Science in Geological Science
Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Bachelor of Science in Geology
 
Department of Mathematics
Master of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
 
Natural Science Program
Bachelor of Science in Natural Science
 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Master of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Physics

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020

Ceremony 4 | 8:30 a.m.         

College of Arts and Letters
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Communication Studies
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
 
Department of Music
Master of Arts in Music
Master of Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music
 
Department of Television, Film and Media Studies
Master of Arts in Television, Film, and Media Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Television, Film, and Media Studies
 
Department of Theatre and Dance
Master of Arts in Theatre Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Television, Film, and Theatre (Joint program with the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies)
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Dance

Ceremony 5 | 12:45 p.m.

College of Arts and Letters
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Art
Master of Arts in Art
Master of Fine Arts in Art
Bachelor of Arts in Art
 
Department of English
Master of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in English
 
Department of Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
 
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Master of Arts in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese
Bachelor of Arts in French
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
 
Department of Philosophy
Master of Arts in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Ceremony 6 | 5 p.m.

Charter College of Education
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Foundations
Educational Technology Leadership
E-Learning and New Media Design
Research and Evaluation
Master of Arts in Educational Administration
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
 
Division of Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Arts in Education
Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood/Primary Education
Integrated STEM Teaching
Mathematics Education
Reading
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Learning
 
Division of Special Education and Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education
Master of Arts in Special Education
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Science in Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020

Ceremony 7 | 8:30 a.m.         

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Communication Disorders
Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders
Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders
 
School of Social Work
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Ceremony 8 | 12:45 p.m.

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Public Health
Master of Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
 
School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
Master of Science in Criminalistics
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Ceremony 9 | 5 p.m.

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Child and Family Studies
Master of Arts in Child Development 
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
 
Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020

Ceremony 10 | 8:30 a.m.         

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
Master of Science in Kinesiology
Master of Science in Nutritional Science
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science

Ceremony 11 | 12:45 p.m.

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
 
Department of Technology
Master of Arts in Industrial and Technical Studies
Master of Science in Industrial Management
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Administration
Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Administration and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

Ceremony 12 | 5 p.m.

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
 
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

Ceremony 13 | 8:30 a.m.

College of Business and Economics
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony

All Master of Business Administration

All Master of Science in Business Administration

Department of Management
Master of Science in Healthcare Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resource Management
Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management

Ceremony 14 | 12:45 p.m.         

College of Business and Economics
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Accounting
Master of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Accounting
 
Department of Information Systems
Master of Science in Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Ceremony 15 | 5 p.m.         

College of Business and Economics
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Department of Economics and Statistics
Master of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Business Economics
 
Department of Finance, Law, and Real Estate
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Prelegal
Finance
Real Estate
 
Department of Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Business, Special Interest/General Business
International Business
Marketing
Retailing

UNIVERSITY GYMNASIUM

For the third year, the Commencement ceremonies at Cal State LA will be held at the University Gymnasium inside the Physical Education building on campus. The building is part of the Billie Jean King Sports Complex, named after tennis legend, social justice advocate, and alumna — Billie Jean King. The University Gymnasium host athletic events throughout year, and in 1984, it was the site of the XXXIII (33rd) Olympiad judo events.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 1, 2019
Fall 2019 graduation application due date for undergraduate degrees.
 
June 15, 2019
Fall 2019 graduation application due date for graduate and doctoral degrees.
 
September 1, 2019
Winter 2020 graduation application due date for undergraduate degrees.
 
September 15, 2019
Winter 2020 graduation application due date for graduate and doctoral degrees.
 
October 15, 2019
Spring 2020 graduation application due date for undergraduate degrees.
 
November 15, 2019
Spring 2020 graduation application due date for graduate and doctoral degrees.
 
January 21, 2020
Commencement email notification to fall 2019 graduates.
Full Commencement website information.
 
February 1, 2020
Summer 2020 graduation application due date for undergraduate degrees.
 
February 5, 2020
Commencement email notification to winter 2020 graduates.
 
February 15, 2020
Summer 2020 graduation application due date for graduate and doctoral degrees.
 
February 28, 2020
Commencement email notification to spring 2020 and summer 2020 projected graduates.
 
March 18, 2020
Commencement email notification to fall 2019 and winter 2020 graduates, and spring 2020 and summer 2020 projected graduates.
 
April 1, 2020
Last day to submit a graduation application and/or preferred first name change to be included in the printed Commencement book.
 
April 8 — 9, 2020
First opportunity to register to participate and reserve guest tickets at Grad Fair.
 
April 20, 2020
Online ticketing starts at 9 a.m. to register to participate and reserve guest tickets.
 
April 27, 2020
Baccalaureate honor cords available for pick-up from designated locations.
 
May 1, 2020
Last day to register to participate in the Commencement ceremonies and reserve guest tickets. Online ticketing portal closes at 5 p.m.
 
May 4, 20120
Email notification will be sent to registered graduating candidates regarding additional tickets.
 
May 8, 2020
Online ticketing to registered graduating candidates for additional tickets from 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. or until available quantities last (whichever comes first).
 
May 15, 2020
Last day to pick up baccalaureate honor cords from designated locations.
 
May 18 — 22, 2020
Commencement week.
 
June 1, 2020
Additional printed Commencement book available at the Alumni Office for pick-up.
 
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