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Gradfest 2014 will be held on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 10am to 6pm at the Student Union Ball Room.

GradFest will be your One-Stop Shop for all things Commencement. Join us on Tuesday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 19th from 10am – 6pm at the Student Union Ballroom! Purchase your cap and gown, diploma frame, order your announcements, orchid lei, college ring, have your graduation photo taken, and join the Alumni Association all in one place. Two class rings will be given away each day, so be sure to enter to win at the commencement table! All graduating students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Parking passes are available for purchase at the parking structure permit machines if you do not have a current CSUSM Spring 2014 parking permit.

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Vendors at Gradfest

Commencement Office - The Commencement Office is here to answer any and all commencement questions for graduating students and guests. Our office hours are 8am – 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, 8am – 4:30pm Friday. We can be reached at 760-750-DONE (3663) or via email Our website is

Alumni Association - The Alumni Association of CSUSM is a committed partner of the University. Underlying all that we do is the belief in the value of education to the well-being of society, and a commitment to philanthropy, integrity, diversity, and service. Alumni Association dues are $30 per year or $300 for a Lifetime Membership. NEW GRADUATES will be offered a onetime deal of 2 years for $30. Check out the Alumni Association websiteto learn more! Or you can contact us at (760) 750-4406 or


Jostens - Jostens is a leading provider of products and services that help people celebrate important moments and recognize achievements. Jostens representatives will be present at GradFest to assist students with purchasing class rings, announcements and graduation Regalia. In addition, there will also be a representative on campus throughout the spring semester and at all commencement ceremonies selling class rings. For any questions regarding a Graduation Regalia please contact the CSUSM Bookstore, for Class Ring and Announcement information please contact Sandy Noel at

diFranco Photography - diFranco Photography will be taking professional photos during GradFest and the commencement ceremonies.  At GradFest, you will have the opportunity to sit for your official regalia portrait with no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase.  At commencement, two photographs will be taken of each graduate, one photo with President Haynes on stage, and a second photo will be taken holding your diploma cover. You will have the option of ordering from a variety of packages, however, there is no obligation to purchase. For more information or questions email: or call us at (866) 689 - 4329.

Cap and Gown portrait flyer

Graduation Day Flowers - Graduation Day Flowers offers orchid leis and modern fresh flower arrangements for graduate gift giving.  All Graduation Day Flowers bouquets are wrapped in elegant, environmentally friendly wrappings, and last at least a week.  Orchid leis are offered as a wearable floral alternative that looks great in graduation photos.  Products are available for pre-order at a discount or for purchase on-site on commencement day.  See for more information. 

flowers fest 2014

University Store/ CSUSM Bookstore - The University Store/CSUSM Bookstore is pleased to serve as the University’s official academic regalia provider for all graduates and participating faculty. The University Store will be on hand at GradFest, and at all of the commencement ceremonies so graduates and guests may purchase regalia items, diploma frames, Alumni products and gift items. For regalia pricing and information on ordering announcements and class rings, please visit or call us at (760) 750-4737.