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 LA in Fall 2015 (December) or,
  • submitted a graduation application (that was approved) 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, the Commencement Waiver Form must be completed.
 
2016 Commencement Waiver Form:
 
 
2016 Commencement Waiver Form
2016 Commencement Waiver Form
 
Please print, complete, and submit the waiver form no later than Friday, May 13, 2016, to your College Dean’s Office, if you are requesting to participate in the June 2016 Commencement ceremony. 
 
For undergraduate students, you will need to have completed all course work by Summer 2016, and provide to your college a copy of your Graduation Application for Fall 2016 (including a copy of your application fee receipt).  For graduate students, you will need to have completed all course work by Summer 2016, and inform your college that you will file your Graduation Application for Fall 2016 during the filing period of July 5 – 21, 2016.
 
Special Note: This waiver will allow you to participate in the Commencement ceremony and have your name read during the ceremony.  Given the missed graduation filing deadlines, your name will not appear in the 2016 Commencement program.
 
Approval
You will be informed whether your request was approved within two weeks of your submittal.  Please print and complete the form, and indicate the reason for missing this year's filling deadlines and wishing to participate in the 2016 Commencement ceremonies. Return the completed form to your College Dean’s Office.
 
 
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 their 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 college.

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

If you do not see the information you are looking for on this website regarding Commencement tickets, regalia, and event details, email commencement@calstatela.edu.