Ticketing Information Reserve Tickets OR View and Re-Print Tickets Ticket Allotment Ticket Exchange


If you are a graduating candidate* and missed Grad Fair and were unable to register for your ceremony and get your commencement guest tickets, you will be able to do so online by simply following the reservation instructions below. Online registration starts on April 3 at 8 a.m. (PST) until May 8 at 5 p.m. (PST). After May 8 at 5 p.m. (PST), registration to participate and reservation of guest tickets will no longer be guaranteed. Each guest will be required to possess a ticket in order to gain admittance to the University Stadium. Children aged 2 and under who sits on an adult's lap do not require a ticket. Due to stadium capacity and high guest attendance, no extra tickets will be given out.

Please note that commencement tickets are FREE and are not for sale. Each ticket has a unique bar code and is specific to a ceremony. Once a bar code has been scanned, any copies of the same ticket will not be valid and will not allow entry into the stadium. Tickets that are sold or bought are not authorized by the University and the authenticity of these tickets cannot be guaranteed. It is the graduating candidate’s responsibility to reserve and distribute tickets to their guests.

* Candidates who graduated fall 2016 or winter intersession 2017
   or have approved graduation applications and are on track to complete their degree for spring 2017 or summer 2017 terms.


April 3, 2017 at 8 a.m. until May 8, 2017 at 5 p.m.**
** After May 8 at 5 p.m., guest tickets and maximum allocation are no longer be guaranteed.
    If you missed the deadline, please email
    Due to stadium capacity and high guest participation, no extra tickets will be given out.
To view and reprint your existing tickets, please click on the ticket icon or click here and follow the instructions listed below.
Commencement Ticket Reservation
  1. Enter your Cal State LA email address as your username. For doctoral candidates, enter the alternate email address that you provided to Cal State LA.
  2. Enter your CIN as your password. For doctoral candidates, enter your student I.D. number.
  3. Click on the My Tickets tab on the top bar.


Depending on the size of the college and ceremony, the maximum ticket allotment per candidate varies. The list below indicates the amount of tickets allocated to each candidate for their ceremony during the online registration period. After the ticketing deadline, guest tickets and ticket allocation are no longer guaranteed.


Ceremony 1  ǀ  8 a.m.   ǀ  College of Natural and Social Sciences   ǀ  10 tickets
Graduate and Undergraduate
 Anthropology - Biological Sciences - Chemistry and Biochemistry - Geosciences and Environment
Mathematics - Natural Sciences - Physics and Astronomy - Psychology
Ceremony 2  ǀ  Noon  ǀ  College of Natural and Social Sciences   ǀ  12 tickets
Graduate and Undergraduate
Asian and Asian American Studies - Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies - History
 Latin American Studies - Pan African Studies - Political Science - Sociology
Ceremony 3  ǀ  4 p.m.  ǀ  College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology   ǀ  12 tickets
Graduate and Undergraduate


Ceremony 4  ǀ  8 a.m.  ǀ  Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services   ǀ  10 tickets
Graduate and Undergraduate
Kinesiology - Nutritional Science - Communication Disorders - Social Work
Ceremony 5  ǀ 1 p.m.  ǀ  Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services   ǀ  10 tickets
Graduate and Undergraduate
Criminal Justice and Criminalistics - Child and Family Studies - Nursing - Public Health 
Ceremony 6  ǀ  6 p.m.  ǀ  College of Arts and Letters   ǀ  10 tickets
Graduate and Undergraduate


Ceremony 7  ǀ  8 a.m.  ǀ  College of Business and Economics   ǀ  10 tickets
Business Administration
Ceremony 8  ǀ  1 p.m.  ǀ  College of Business and Economics   ǀ  20 tickets
All Graduate Programs
Computer Information Systems - Economics

Ceremony 9  ǀ  6 p.m.  ǀ  Charter College of Education   ǀ  20 tickets
Graduate and Undergraduate


If you need more than the maximum allotted tickets for your ceremony, you may be able to obtain them from fellow graduating candidates who will not use their full allotment.

Starting April 17 until May 8, the Cal State LA Alumni Association Facebook page will have a forum for graduating candidates to exchange tickets with one another. In the forum, simply post if you have tickets to exchange OR need tickets. You may only exchange with peers who are participating in the same ceremony. Candidates must print out their extra tickets and exchange them with their fellow candidates at the University-Student Union Lobby Seating Area, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The ticketing exchange is not monitored or staffed. We recommend that exchanges ONLY happen during the dates and times listed above at the designated location for your own security and safety.