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May 19 - 20, 2023

Pickup Your Digital Program

Every graduate attending commencement will have the opportunity to pickup a program for their ceremony when they arrive, commemorating their special day. Friends and family can check out the program here and even download their own pdf copy free.

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Commencement Programs


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2023 Turning Their Tassels

Register for commencement by April 21, 11:59pm. Commencement registration links have been emailed to all eligible graduates via their email (check your SPAM folder). 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 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 21, 11:59 pm. Eligible graduates were emailed a unique registration link via their account with ceremony registration instructions (you may have to check your SPAM folder).  This email was sent to eligible graduates via their emails on April 5, 2023. Please make sure you have access to your CSUSM email account. Please check both your inbox and SPAM folders. If you are still unable to locate your link, please email the Commencement Office.

During the registration process, each graduate can claim up to 8 guest tickets. Children 6 years and younger do not need a ticket. Once graduates submit their commencement registration form, they will be able to log back into their Marching Order account to access (email) their guest tickets.

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. Additional tickets will not be distributed and Commencement Guest tickets are not for sale.

Please make sure to review all venue security information.

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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

There is no rehearsal for Commencement. The Graduate Information Session will be your chance to learn day of information, including where to check-in. These sessions will be in-person.

Session 1: May 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm in Arts 240.
Session 2: May 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm in Arts 240.

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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