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Commencement is an annual event held at the end of the academic year in the spring, where family, friends, and the Cal State LA community celebrate graduating students’ academic achievements. Participating in Commencement does not automatically mean that a student has graduated.

Graduation is the official awarding of degrees to students who have completed their course of study and met all academic requirements. To officially graduate from Cal State LA, students must satisfy all University, college, and departmental requirements for a specific degree. Please visit the Graduation Office website for more information on how to apply for graduation.

Please note that the Graduation Office (within the Office of the Registrar) and the Commencement Office (within University Events and Protocol in University Advancement) are different offices. The Graduation Office evaluates graduation applications and other educational records, including graduating with honors, for the purpose of awarding degrees. The Commencement Office develops, produces, manages, and facilitates the Commencement ceremonies.

From late fall to early spring, additional information regarding Commencement activities, including registration, will be posted on this website.

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All information, including dates and activities, are subject to change.
Please visit the website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

This site is maintained by University Events and Protocol.
Updated: June 17, 2022