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May 19 - 20, 2023


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2023 Turning Their Tassels

The 2023 commencement ceremonies will take place May 19 and May 20 on the Mangrum Track & Field on campus.  Graduates will receive a unique link to register for Commencement by April. Graduates will be able to claim their guest tickets when they register for commencement. Graduates will check-in at the Softball Field.

*Times and dates are subject to change. If any changes arise, graduates who have registered for Commencement will be notified via their CSUSM email.

Friday, May 19, 2023
1:30 PM CHABSS Ceremony 1
6:00 PM CHABSS Ceremony 2

Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:00 AM COBA
1:30 PM CEHHS Ceremony 1
6:00 PM CEHHS Ceremony 2

See which majors are included in each ceremony.

Please note: The 2023 ceremonies will recognize our fall 2022, spring 2023, and summer 2023 graduates.  Fall 2023 graduates will be invited to participate in the spring 2024 ceremonies.

Register for your Ceremony

Graduates must pre-register for the event to reserve their spot by April 22, 2023. Eligible graduates will receive an email via their CSUSM account with ceremony registration instructions. This email will be sent to graduate's CSUSM account by April 1 2023. Please make sure you have access to your CSUSM email account.

During the registration process, each graduate can claim up to 8 guest tickets. Children 6 years and younger do not need a ticket.

There will be a stand-by line for each ceremony, and if the venue is not at capacity by the time procession starts, guests in the stand-by line will be allowed to enter the venue we have reached capacity. Waiting in stand-by does not guarantee entrance into the venue.

There will be an alternate viewing area in the USU Ballroom, where the ceremony will be live streamed. The USU Ballroom is easily accessible by parking at the sixth floor of Parking Structure 1. When entering campus from Twin Oaks Valley Road, inform a parking attendant that you will be going to the USU Ballroom.

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Get the Gear at Gradfest
Gradfest is happening February 28 - March 1, 10am - 6pm, in the USU Ballroom.  

Attend either day to purchase your cap & gown, diploma frame, graduation announcements, kukui nut lei, college ring, Alumni Association membership and more! Checkout the GradFest site to learn more about the vendors and how you can take your Cap and Gown Portrait.
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Graduate Information Session

Learn everything you need to know from applying to graduate, purchasing your cap & gown, to where to check-in the day of your ceremony.  

Session 1: TBD
Session 2: TBD

Stay in the Know

There is lots to do and we want to keep you updated.
Make sure to follow along as more details and action items are announced throughout the Spring semester.

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