Events

Events

GRAD FAIR

April 8 and 9, 2020
Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd floor
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
For the 23rd year, the Alumni Association is hosting Grad Fair, the one-stop shop for graduating students to get everything they need for Commencement. The event is the first opportunity for eligible graduating candidates to get Commencement tickets, purchase cap and gown, have graduation portraits taken or make a future appointment, pre-order Commencement flowers, purchase graduation announcements and class rings, order custom sashes, and much more! For more information, please visit the Grad Fair website by clicking here.
 
Questions about Grad Fair, please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or email alum@calstatela.edu.
 
If you have questions about your eligibility for Commencement, please email commencement@calstatela.edu.
 
If you have questions about your graduation application, please contact the Graduation Office at (323) 343-3890 or email GraduationOffice@calstatela.edu.

GRADUATION PORTRAITS

Grad Images will be taking graduation portraits on campus during Grad Fair and during the months of April and May. To make an appointment, please click here for any of the preferred dates listed below.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (Grad Fair), 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd floor
 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 (Grad Fair), 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd floor
 
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Student Union, Montebello Room 309, 3rd Floor
 
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Student Union, Montebello Room 309, 3rd Floor
 
Friday, April 24, 2020, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
University Student Union, Los Angeles Room B-308B, 3rd floor
 
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Student Union, Montebello Room 309, 3rd Floor
 
April 29, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Student Union, Montebello Room 309, 3rd Floor

Wednesday, April 30, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Student Union, Montebello Room 309, 3rd Floor

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Student Union, Pasadena Room 307, 3rd Floor

Monday, May 4, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Student Union, Los Angeles Room A-308A, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Student Union, Los Angeles Room A-308A, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Student Union, Los Angeles Room A-308A, 3rd Floor

Questions about commencement photography? Please contact the Alumni Association, the on-campus liaison, at (323) 343-2586 or email alum@calstatela.edu.

VETERAN AND DEPENDENTS GRADUATION DINNER

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) will celebrate its annual Veteran and Dependents Graduation Dinner in the spring for graduating student veterans and dependents. It will be an evening of laughs, solidarity, and great food. Graduates will be provided with a veterans cord, to wear during Commencement, and certificate of appreciation. The graduation dinner is by invite only.
 
For more information, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at (323) 343-5087, or email crg@calstatela.edu.

CULTURAL GRADUATE CELEBRATIONS

The Cultural Graduate Celebrations, sponsored by the Cross Cultural Centers, are ceremonies and celebrations that acknowledge your academic achievements, honor your families, communities, and other significant people in your lives, and to celebrate the cultural influences that have contributed to your academic success. Participation is open to all students who register. Applications to participate in the graduate celebrations will be available on Friday, January 31 at through April 3, 2020 at OR until participant spaces are filled whichever comes first. The Cross Cultural Centers reserve the right to end registration.

Pride Grad Celebration
Friday, May 15, 2020
Location: University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room, 3rd floor
Time: 6 — 8 p.m.
 
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Grad Celebration
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Location: University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room, 3rd floor
Time: 1 — 3 p.m.
 
Nuestra Graduación Celebration
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Location: Luckman Fine Arts Theatre
Time: 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
 
Black Grad Celebration
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Location: Luckman Fine Arts Theatre
Time: 4 — 6 p.m.
 
Questions? Please visit the Cross Cultural Centers website or contact (323) 343-5001. You can also visit their office at the University-Student Union, 2nd floor, room 206. Office hours are Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NURSING PINNING CEREMONY

May 18, 2020
 
The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition. The ceremony is rich with symbolism, and it signifies the official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. The history of this rite of passage can be traced as far back as the Crusades of the 12th century. The modern ceremony dates back to 1860's, when Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, was awarded the Red Cross of St. George in recognition for her tireless service to the injured during the Crimean War. To share the honor, she in turn presented a medal of excellence to her brightest graduates. By the early 20th century, the practice of pinning new graduates was standard throughout the United States.
 
The event is by invitation only for graduating nursing students, their family and friends, and nursing faculty. For more information, please contact Emily Baggio, BSN Class of 2020 President, at ebaggio@calstatela.edu.

AFTER COMMENCEMENT GATHERING

May 18 – 22, 2020
Location: John F. Kennedy Memorial Library East walkway (across from King Hall)
Time: Immediately after each ceremony*
 
After each ceremony*, a reception will follow for one hour. The event will provide an opportunity for the new graduates and their families to take pictures and meet the faculty of their college. 
 
* Subject to change. Not all ceremonies might have a post event reception. Please check back in spring 2020 for a full list.