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Grad Events

Important Dates for Commencement

Events and Deadlines
Date and Time Location
Grad Info Session #1 Dec 14, 2021 Join us virtually at 6:00pm for an overview of what you need to do now through commencement day.  Live Q&A at the end.
Alumni Membership Pre-sale February 28, 2022 Get the Class Champion alumni membership package only available to the Class of 2022. This exclusive package is only available for purchase on-line through February 28, or while supplies last. 
Gradfest March 9 & 10, 2022 Your one-stop-shop for all your commencement needs! See Gradfest website for all the info.
Apply to Graduate  March 15, 2022 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 30, 2022

Graduates who wish to audition to speak or sing at their ceremony must submit the Speaker-Vocalist Form by March 30. 
Grad Info Session #2 April 19, 2022 Join us virtually at 6:00pm for an overview of what you need to do now through commencement day.  Live Q&A at the end.

Senior Photo Day

April 20, 2022

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

10:00am - 4:00pm in the USU, room 2310-B. 

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

Ceremony Registration

DEADLINE: April 22, 2022

Graduates must register to attend their ceremony.  Registration information will be sent via email in April.

Complete Your Exit Survey

May 3 - 31, 2022 Check your 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 20-21, 2022

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

Wednesday, May 4th 


USU Ballroom

Black Faculty Staff Association Sankofa Recognition 


Latino Association of Faculty & Staff Graduate Recognition Ceremony 

Friday, May 13th

5:0pm - 7:00pm


LQBTQA FSA Rainbow Graduate Recognition Ceremony





 Events and information are subject to change.