Welcome Graduates and Guests!
Join us on May 16th & May 17th as we celebrate the class of 2014 at the 23rd Annual Commencement Ceremonies of Cal State San Marcos. We expect to see thousands of family members and friends cheering on their graduates as they gather together during four different ceremonies on the Cal State San Marcos Mangrum Track & Field.
Click here to view our 2014 Commencement Guide. It has everything that you need to know about Commencement!
Friday, May 16, 2014
College of Business Administration - 10:30am
College of Education, Health, and Human Services - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences - 9:30am
College of Science and Mathematics - 3:00pm
What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?
The Commencement ceremony is often referred to as “Graduation”. But in reality there is a difference.The Commencement ceremony is just that, a ceremony. It is an end of Spring semester celebration for students projected to successfully complete all of their graduation requirements by the end of that Spring or Summer semester. Students completing all their requirements by the end of a Fall semester may also participate in the upcoming Spring ceremony.
You will not receive a Diploma at the commencement ceremony. Confirmation of degree completion will not take place until official grades are posted. It his highly recommended that you meet with your Academic Advisor prior to your last semester in order to review your records and ensure all graduation requirements will be met. Students should also review their Academic Requirements Report via their Student Center in mycsusm to verify completion of all requirements.
Graduation refers to the term in which you have officially and successfully completed all of your graduation requirements. You must apply for the term in which you plan to graduate through your Student Center in mycsusm. Once grades are posted, your record will be evaluated and your diploma will be sent through the mail to your address on file (see Registrar’s website for processing timelines).
Students can graduate either at the end of the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. There is only one Commencement ceremony that takes place each year, at the end of the Spring semester, to celebrate graduation from the previous Fall, Spring or upcoming Summer terms.
Please direct questions regarding commencement ceremonies to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Commencement Office can also be reached via telephone at 760.750.DONE (3663).