CSUSM Celebrates 19th Commencement on May 15


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

What: California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) hosts its 19th annual commencement ceremonies.

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Where: Main Grandstand, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

Who: Approximately 1,830 candidates are expected to participate (2,097 undergraduate and graduate students and 302 teacher credential candidates are eligible). The eldest graduate is 86 years old.

Traffic: Traffic is expected to be heavy on the freeway and surface streets surrounding the Del Mar Fair Grounds before and after each ceremony, which are expected to last approximately 2.5 hours each.  Graduates, families and friends are advised to plan accordingly to arrive on time. Broadcast Media: Any mention that can be made of this on your morning broadcast, May 15, would be greatly appreciated! 

Ceremony One - 9:00 a.m.

Conferring of honorary degree: Carol Cox.

Conferring of degrees for candidates for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science: Anthropology, Communication, Criminology and Justice Studies, Human Development, Integrated Credential Program, Liberal Studies, Literature and Writing Studies, Mass Media, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Special Majors, Women's Studies.

Conferring of degrees for candidates for Master of Arts Master of Science and Teacher Credential: Education, Literature and Writing Studies, Sociological Practice, Spanish, Teacher Credential.

Conferring of degrees for candidates for Doctorate in Educational Administration.

Ceremony Two - 3:00 p.m.

Conferring of degrees for candidates for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science: Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts.

Conferring of degrees for candidates for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Business Administration: Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, History, Mathematics, Psychology.

The Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast live over the Internet on the day of the event at www.csusm.edu/commencement.

To arrange media coverage: Before May 15, call Margaret Lutz at 760-750-4011. Press kits will be available in the Paddock Lounge inside the main grandstand.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.