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Grad Events

Important Dates for Commencement

Events and Deadlines
Date and Time Location
Alumni Membership Pre-sale February 22, 2023 Get the Class Champion alumni membership package only available to the Class of 2023. This exclusive package is only available for purchase online through February 23, or while supplies last. 
Gradfest February 28 - March 1, 2023 Your one-stop-shop for all your commencement needs! See Gradfest website for all the info.
Apply to Graduate  March 15, 2023 All graduates must apply to graduate in MyCSUSM by March 15 to have their name printed in the event program.  No exceptions will be made.
Speaker/Vocalist Application Deadline 

March 3, 2023

Graduates who wish to audition to speak or sing at their ceremony must submit the Speaker-Vocalist Form by March 30. 
Grad Info Session #1 May 1, 2023 In-Person event. May 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm in Arts 240.  Live Q&A at the end.
Grad Info Session #2 May 2, 2023 In-Person event. May 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm in Arts 240 Live Q&A at the end.

Cap and Gown Portraits

April 25, 2023

If you missed diFranco Photography at Gradfest, they're coming back!

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm in the USU, meeting rooms 2310-A&B. 

No sitting fee. No appointment needed. Cap & gown will be provided.

Ceremony Registration

DEADLINE: April 21, 2023 11:59PM

Graduates must register to attend their ceremony and receive their guest tickets.  Registration information was sent April 5th to eligible graduates emails. Check your SPAM folder if it is not in your inbox. If you are still unbale to locate the registration link, please email the Commencement Office.

Complete Your Exit Survey

May 3 - 31, 2023 Check your CSUSM email for the Exit Survey starting May 3.  Complete the survey before May 20 to pick-up an Alumni pin at your ceremony!

Commencement Weekend

May 19-20, 2023

CSUSM, Mangrum Track
See ceremony schedule for more info.

Recognition Ceremonies

Recognition Ceremonies are coordinated by the hosting organization.  For information on college or major specific events, please contact the department directly. 

Events and Deadlines
Date and Time Location Contact

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty Staff Association Graduate Recognition Ceremony

May 3, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

USU Ballroom

Black Faculty Staff Association Sankofa Recognition 

May 16, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

USU Ballroom

Latino Association of Faculty & Staff Graduate Recognition Ceremony 
Must pre-register to attend.

May 6, 2023

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

USU Ballroom 

LQBTQA FSA Rainbow Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Must subscribe to list serve for more information.

 Events and information are subject to change.