CALENDAR OF EVENTS



Visit the calendar of events regularly for the latest information on current and upcoming application and/or registration deadline for graduation applications, Commencement 2024, and Commencement related and/or affiliated activities.

Special Events

Eddy the Eagle at Grad Fair

We look forward to celebrating your achievement at the 2024 Commencement ceremonies. Here is a list of Commencement-related activities and events hosted by other University departments. Participation is optional but will require registration. Please make sure to be mindful of deadlines to register if planning to attend any of our campus partners’ events.


Graduation Portrait Sessions
Email: Lindsay Bert or the Alumni Association

Grad Images will be at Cal State LA in April and May providing graduation portraits services. To schedule an appointment, please click on the links below.


Grad Fair 2024
May 8, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Main Walkway
April 11, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Main Walkway (Event has passed)
Email: Alumni Association | Tel:  (323) 343-GRAD (2586)

Hosted by the Alumni Association, Grad Fair ’24 is the one-stop shop for all your Commencement needs. Grad Fair is your chance to:

  • Purchase class rings
  • Take graduation portraits or reserve a future photo shoot        
  • Purchase commemorative Commencement apparel     
  • Purchase graduation announcements    
  • Purchase your cap and gown
  • Join the Cal State LA Alumni Association

Cultural Graduation Celebrations
These celebrations are great opportunities to acknowledge your academic achievements, honors your families, communities, and other significant people in your lives, and to celebrate the cultural influences that have contributed to you academic success.
 

Pride Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
State Playhouse
Contact: Mario Pizarro Rojas
(Deadline to register has passed)

Native Graduation Celebration
American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University-Student Union, Los Angeles Rooms
Contact: Dr. Christopher Jackson
(Deadline to register has passed)

Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Desi-American (APIDA)
Graduation Celebration

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
State Playhouse
Contact: Malia Otuhiva
(Deadline to register has passed)

Nuestra Graduation Celebration
Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University Gymnasium
Contact: Cross Cultural Centers
(Deadline to register has passed)

Black Graduation Celebration
Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
University Gymnasium
Contact: Da'Vie Guzman
(Deadline to register has passed)

Commencement 2024

Commencement Group Photo A&L

Commencement is the ceremony in which degrees are conferred and celebrates the achievement of the students who have graduated or will soon graduate during the academic year.

Doctoral Regalia Preorder
Custom doctoral regalia must be ordered by March 17, 2024 (deadline passed)
Regular doctoral regalia must be ordered by April 19, 2024 (deadline passed)
Email: Oak Hall Customer Service | Tel: (540) 378-7001

For doctoral degree candidates, regalia must be preordered through the University Bookstore's regalia vendor, Oak Hall.


Preferred First Name Change for Commencement 2024
By April 22, 2024 (extended date)
Email: Graduation Office

As noted on the Registrar’s Office website, graduates can submit a request for a Preferred First Name Change in GET to formally request a preferred first name be used by the University.

Please note that this is not automatically used for your diploma. An approved preferred first name may be used on a diploma if requested by the graduating candidate on their graduation application, otherwise, the primary (legal) name will be used.

For the preferred first name change to be reflected for Commencement, requests must be made by April 22, 2024 (extended date), to the Graduation Office.


Primary (Legal) Name Change for Commencement 2024
By April 22, 2024 (extended date)
Email: Admissions and Record Center

For any changes or updates to your primary (legal) name, including your last name, to be reflected for Commencement, please submit a Biographical/Demographical Change Request Form to the Admissions and Record Center on the first floor of the Student Services Building by April 22, 2024 (extended date).


Request for non-listing for Commencement 2024
By April 22, 2024 (extended date)
Email: Commencement Office

If graduating students do not wish to receive any Commencement notifications or have their name, degree, or honor (if any) listed in any program, please contact the Commencement Office by April 22, 2024 (extended date).


Commencement 2024 Registration and Ticketing
April 8, 2024, at 9 a.m. PT until April 26, 2024, at 5 p.m. PT.
Email: Commencement Office

All graduating students planning to participate in the in-person ceremonies must register in advance to attend starting April 8, 2024, at 9 a.m. PT until April 26, 2024, at 5 p.m. PT.

Graduating students who register to participate during the registration period will be able to reserve up to 7 guest tickets. Please note that Commencement guest tickets are free and cannot be bought or sold. Under no circumstance should an exchange of money occur for tickets. Tickets that are bought or sold will be invalidated by the University.

All guests 3 years of age and older will require a ticket to attend Commencement and enter the venue. Children 2 and under can attend Commencement without a ticket, provided they sit on an adult's lap and do not occupy a seat.


Bachelor's and Master's Degree Regalia Purchase
March 25, 2024 until Commencement
Email: University Bookstore | Tel: (323) 343-2500

Regalia (cap and gown) for bachelor’s and master’s students will be available for in-person purchase only at the University Bookstore starting March 25, 2024, until Commencement. In addition, the University Bookstore will have a satellite location at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall Lobby, on May 20 and 21, 2024.


Contact information update for Commencement 2024
Deadline passed

In spring 2024, the Graduation Office will start to submit the names of the eligible graduating students to the Commencement Office for inclusion in the 2024 Commencement ceremonies. Graduating candidates must make any updates to their contact information in GET by March 8, 2024, to ensure receipt of Commencement-related notices.

For Commencement 2024, the Cal State LA email address, alternate email address, and the mailing address listed on the graduating candidate's GET account is the information that will be used for the following:

  • Commencement registration and ticketing (only Cal State LA email address*)
  • Commencement notifications and reminders (Cal State LA email address and alternate email address)
  • Commencement photography (Cal State LA email address, alternate email address, and mailing address)

*For Doctor of Nursing Practice candidates, the primary university email address on file will be used.

Graduation Application

Commencement COE Group Shot

The graduation application is used by the student to notify the university that they are ready to complete their degree program. All coursework for the degree program must be completed prior to the award date (end of term). Students will not be able to register beyond the expected graduation term so it is critical that the graduation application be accurate at the time of filing.

Important Notice from the Commencement Office

Graduating from the University and participating in Commencement are two different things.

Graduating students for fall 2023, winter 2024, spring 2024, and summer 2024 are eligible to participate in Commencement 2024. Students who have re-applied to graduate this academic year but have already participated in a Commencement ceremony previously for the same degree are not eligible to participate again.

All graduating students planning to participate in the in-person ceremonies must register in advance to attend. Online registration will start on April 8, 2024, at 9 a.m. (PT), and end on April 26, 2024, at 5 p.m. (PT).


Spring 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Bachelor's Degrees
Ongoing
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a bachelor's degree and graduating in Spring 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before October 16, 2023. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


Spring 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Master's and Doctoral Degrees
Ongoing
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a master's or doctoral degree and graduating in Spring 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before November 15, 2023. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


Summer 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Bachelor's Degrees
Ongoing
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a bachelor's degree and graduating in Summer 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before February 1, 2024. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


Summer 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Master's and Doctoral Degrees
Ongoing
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a master's or doctoral degree and graduating in Summer 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before February 15, 2024. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


Fall 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Bachelor's Degrees
Ongoing
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a bachelor's degree and graduating in Fall 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before March 1, 2024. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.

Graduating students for fall 2024 are eligible to participate in Commencement 2025 and NOT Commencement 2024. Additional information will be posted at the beginning of the spring 2025 semester.


Fall 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Master's and Doctoral Degrees
Ongoing
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a master's or doctoral degree and graduating in Fall 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before June 17, 2024. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.

Graduating students for fall 2024 are eligible to participate in Commencement 2025 and NOT Commencement 2024. Additional information will be posted at the beginning of the spring 2025 semester.


Winter 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Master's and Doctoral Degrees
Deadline passed
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a master's or doctoral degree and graduating in Winter 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before September 15, 2023. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


Winter 2024 Graduation Application Deadline for Bachelor's Degrees
Deadline passed
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a bachelor's degree and graduating in Winter 2024 must submit a graduation application on or before September 1, 2023. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


Fall 2023 Graduation Application Deadline for Master's and Doctoral Degrees
Deadline passed
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a master's or doctoral degree and graduating in Fall 2023 must submit a graduation application on or before June 15, 2023. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


Fall 2023 Graduation Application Deadline for Bachelor's Degrees
Deadline passed
Email: Graduation Office

Students obtaining a bachelor's degree and graduating in Fall 2023 must submit a graduation application on or before March 1, 2023. A late filing fee will be collected by the Graduation Office when a graduation application is filed after the corresponding deadline.


California State University, Los Angeles | Commencement
All information, including dates and activities, are subject to change.
Updated: May 20, 2024


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Commencement will be photographed and/or recorded. By attending the ceremonies, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to have your likeness, image, voice, and appearance photographed and recorded for any University business-related purpose and that the CSU owns the images and all rights related to them. The images may be used in any manner or media without notifying you, such as university-sponsored websites, publications, promotions, broadcasts, advertisements, posters and theater slides, as well as for non-university uses. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic matter that may be used with them.