Thousands of Cal State LA students to graduate during Commencement 2018

May 10, 2018

By Cal State LA News Service

Nearly 6,000 California State University, Los Angeles students will be donning caps and gowns as they receive their diplomas during the 2018 Commencement from May 21 to 25.

Commencement will feature 14 separate ceremonies in the University Gymnasium in the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. About 40,000 guests are expected to attend the events. Graduating students will have their names called out as they walk across a stage and shake hands with Cal State LA President William A. Covino.

“The accomplishments of our graduating students are impressive and remind us of why we are here: to help students achieve their higher education dreams and earn a university degree,” Covino said. 

University parking is free for all Commencement ceremonies. Graduating candidates and guests will be directed to Structure C and Lot 5. Shuttles will be available to transport students and guests from the parking areas to the University Gymnasium. Visit the Commencement map to see parking areas and other venues. 

For additional information about the ceremonies, visit the Commencement website.  

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