Eligibility for Commencement

To be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies in June 2016, all undergraduate and graduate students must have:
  • received a degree from Cal State L.A. in Fall 2015 (December) or,
  • submitted a graduation application during the filing periods listed in the quarterly Schedule of Classes for Winter, Spring, and Summer 2016 (see below)

 

BACHELOR'S DEGREES

Anticipated Graduation
Fall 2015
Winter (March) 2016
Spring (June) 2016
Summer (August) 2016
Application Filing Period
April 6 - May 7, 2015
June 30 - July 30, 2015
Oct. 6 - Nov. 19, 2015
Jan. 19 - Feb. 18, 2016

 

GRADUATE DEGREES

Anticipated Graduation
Fall (December) 2015
Winter (March) 2016
Spring (June) 2016
Summer (August) 2016
Application Filing Period
July 7 - July 23, 2015
Oct. 6 - Oct. 22, 2015
Jan. 12 - Feb. 4, 2016
Feb. 9 - Feb. 25, 2016
 

 

LATE APPLICATIONS

For students who have completed or are about to complete their required course work to obtain a degree no later than Summer 2016, but missed the graduation application deadlines for Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016, please contact your college Associate Dean's office to complete the necessary paperwork.
 
For students completing their required course work by the end of Fall 2016, they are only eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies for Spring 2017.
 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Participation in the Commencement ceremonies is voluntary, however, we highly encourage each candidate to participate and celebrate their achievements with fellow graduates during college ceremonies. If you are participating in your college ceremony, you must wear the proper regalia to walk.
 

QUESTIONS?

For degree requirements and eligibility, contact your major department or division.

For graduation applications and diplomas, email the Graduation Office at GraduationOffice@calstatela.edu.

For commencement tickets, regalia, and event details, email commencement@calstatela.edu.