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Ceremony Schedule

Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 19, 2023 

9:00am - College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM)

Applied Physics, BS

Biochemistry, BS

Biological Sciences, BS, MS

BioTechnology, BS, MBt

Chemistry, BS, MS

Computer Science, BS, MS

Computer Information Systems, BS

Cybersecurity, MS

Electrical Engineering, BS

Mathematics, BS, MS

Software Engineering, BS

Wildfire Science and the Urban Interface, BS


1:30pm - College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS) Ceremony 1

American Indian Studies, BA

Anthropology, BA

Art, Media and Design, BA

Communication, BA

Economics, BA

Environmental Studies, BA

Ethnic Studies, BA

Geography, BA

Global Studies, BA

History, BA, MA

Liberal Studies, BA

Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) 

Linguistics, BA

Literature and Writing Studies, BA, MA

Media Studies, BA

Music, BA

Political Science, BA

Theatre Arts, BA

 Visual and Performing Arts, BA

Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, BA

Women's Studies, BA



6:00pm - College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS) Ceremony 2

Child and Adolescent Development, BA

Criminology and Justice Studies, BA

Psychological Science, BA, MA

Social Sciences, BA

Sociological Practice, MA 

Sociology, BA

Spanish, BA, MA

Special Major, BA

Saturday, May 20, 2023

9:00am - College of Business Administration (CoBA)

Business Administration, BS, MBA


1:30pm - College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS) Ceremony 1

Curriculum and Instruction, MA

Educational Administration, MA

Educational Leadership, Ed.D


Human Development, BA

Multicultural and Multilingual Education, MA

Reading, Language and Literacy, MA

Special Education, MA

Teaching Credential Programs



6:00pm - College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS) Ceremony 2

Kinesiology, BS, MS

Master of Public Health, MPH


Master of Social Work, MSW

Nursing, BS, MS


Speech-Language Pathology, BS, MS



The University will continue to monitor county and state regulations. CSUSM plans to host in-person ceremonies, rain or shine,  on the Mangrum Track to celebrate the current graduating class. 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. 

Please continue to monitor this website for the most current details, protocols and safety measures regarding Commencement 2023. We will update the site regularly as state and local regulations continue to evolve.