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Ceremony Schedule

Commencement Schedule

Sunday, December 17, 2023 

Fall 2023 graduates will be celebrated on Sunday, December 17th at the CSUSM Sports Center . Commencement schedule for each college is noted below. Ceremonies are estimated to be an hour long. The recessional will lead graduates outside the main entrance of the Sports Center, where they can meet their guests. There will be photo opportunities in Campus Way Circle

Please note that we are currently working on updating GradPasses and Guest Tickets with the correct ceremony times. GradPasses and Guest Tickets should be downloaded/printed closer to the December 17th Commencement Date to have an accurate ceremony time noted on the GradPass/Guest Ticket. 

Ceremony Times by College & Major

9:00 AM

College of Business Administration 

  • Business Administration, BS
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • Applied Physics, BS
  • Biochemistry, BS
  • Biological Science, MS, BS
  • Biotechnology, MBt, BS 
  • Chemistry, MS, BS
  • Computer Information Systems, BS
  • Computer Science, MS, BS
  • Cybersecurity, MS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Mathematics, MS, BS
  • Software Engineering, BS
  • Wildfire Science and the Urban Interface, BS

12:00 PM

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

  • Curriculum and Instruction, MA
  • Educational Administration, MA
  • Educational Leadership, Ed.D
  • Human Development, BA
  • Kinesiology, MS, BS
  • Master of Public Health, MPH
  • Master of Social Work, MSW
  • Multicultural and Multilingual Education, MA
  • Nursing, MSN, BS
  • Reading, Language and Literacy, MA
  • Special Education, MA
  • Speech-Language Pathology, MS, BS
  • Teacher Credential Program

College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, and Social Sciences 1

  • Art, Media, and Design, BA
  • History, MA, BA
  • Literature and Writing Studies, MA, BA
  • Music, BA
  • Spanish, MA, BA

3:00 PM

College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, and Social Sciences 2

  • American Indian Studies, BA
  • Anthropology, BA
  • Child and Adolescent Development, BA
  • Communication, BA
  • Criminology and Justice Studies, BA
  • Economics, BA
  • Environmental Studies, BA
  • Ethnic Studies, BA
  • Geography, BA
  • Global Studies, BA
  • Liberal Studies, BA
  • Linguistics, BA
  • Media Studies, BA
  • Political Science, BA
  • Psychological Science, MA, BA
  • Sociology, BA
  • Sociological Practice, MA
  • Theatre, BA
  • Visual and Performing Arts, BA
  • Women's Studies, BA
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, BA

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The University will continue to monitor county and state regulations. CSUSM plans to host in-person ceremonies, rain or shine. Attendance and participation will require advance registration and attendance will be limited. A livestream of the ceremonies will be made available on the CSUSM website and the CSUSM app. 

Schedule is subject to change. If there is a change in commencement ceremony schedule, graduates will be notified via the email they registered with. Graduates will be responsible for notifying their guests of any schedule changes made.

Please continue to monitor this website for the most current details, protocols and safety measures regarding Commencement 2023. All persons attending commencement will be subject to a bag search and security screening. We will update the site regularly as state and local regulations continue to evolve. Please plan accordingly.