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Commencement Guests

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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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2017 Commencement Ceremony Dates and Times

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
Child and Adolescent Development, BA Sociology, BA Special Major, BA
Economics, 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 Cybersecurity, MS
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

Educational Leadership, Ed.D. Speech, Language, Pathology, BS, MS Nursing, BS, MS
Human Development, BA Kinesiology, BS, MS Master of Social Work, MSW
Education, MA Credential (non ICP)

Ceremony Location: California State University San Marcos Mangrum Track and Field