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Commencement Guests


Welcome family, friends, and guests to the 2017 Commencement Ceremonies!

The 2017 Commencement Ceremonies will take place on campus at California State University San Marcos. Ceremonies will begin promptly at the designated times. Guest tickets are not required. Keep in mind that traffic will be heavy surrounding the campus. Please allow adequate time for travel and parking! 

Family and friends will enter campus from Twin Oaks Valley Road to Craven Drive and asked to park in Lot B, C, X, Y & Z .  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. 

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.

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College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences                                                                                                      May 19, 2017 at 9:00am
Anthropology, BA
Psychology, BA, MA
Sociological Practice, MA
Criminology & Justice Studies, BA
Social Sciences, BA
Spanish, BA, MA
Economics, BA
Sociology, BA
Special Major, BA
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences                                                                                                      May 19, 2017 at 1:00pm
Communication, BA
Liberal Studies, BA (ICP, BA only)
Political Science, BA
Environmental Studies, BA
Literature & Writing Studies, BA, MA
Visual & Performing Arts, BA
Global Studies, BA
Mass Media, BA
Women's Studies, BA
History, BA, MA
Music, BA
College of Business Administration                                                                                                                                                     May 20, 2017 at 9:00am
Business Administration, BS, MBA
College of Science & Mathematics                                                                                                                                                       May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm
Applied Physics, BS
Biotechnology, BS, MBt
Biochemistry, BS
Chemistry, BS
Mathematics, BS, MS
Biological Sciences, BS, MS
Computer Science, BS, MS
College of Education, Health & Human Services                                                                                                                           May 20, 2017 at 4:00pm
Education, MA, Credential
Human Development, BA
Nursing, BS, MS
Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
Speech, Language, Pathology, BS, MS
Master of Social Work, MSW
Kinesiology, BS, MS
Ceremony Location: California State University San Marcos Mangrum Track and Field