The Commencement ceremonies will take place on campus at California State University San Marcos at the Mangrum Track & Field. Guest tickets are not required. Keep in mind that traffic will be heavy surrounding the campus. Please allow adequate time for travel and parking.
2018 Commencement Ceremony Dates
Friday, May 18th & Saturday, May 19th
The individual college ceremony times will be posted in late 2017. Please check back for your college's ceremony date and time.
Family and friends will enter campus from Twin Oaks Valley Road to Craven Drive. Please follow the direction of our parking staff to nearest available parking spot .
Commencement is an outdoor event. All guest seating will be in direct sunlight with no shade available however, the weather in May is unpredictable. Please check the weather for Commencement weekend and dress appropriately.
After the Ceremony
Ceremony times are expected to run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. If you have lunch or dinner reservations, allow at least 1.5 to 2 hours after each ceremony to give yourself time to meet your graduate, take photos, get back to your vehicles and exit from the parking lot.