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May Ceremony Schedule

student speaker facing out to audience at commencement

Ceremonies are estimated to be two (2) hours long for the CHABSS ceremonies and about an hour (1) long for the other the ceremonies.

The recessional will lead graduates to the end of the field (facing Craven Road and Lot B and Lot C), where they can meet their guests. 


Friday, May 17, 2024

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

  • Business Administration, BS, MBA

1:30pm - College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Ceremony 1 (CHABSS 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
  • Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
  • Liberal Studies, BA
  • Linguistics, BA
  • Literature and Writing Studies, BA, MA
  • Media Studies, BA
  • Music, BA
  • Political Science, BA
  • Social Sciences, BA
  • Spanish, BA, MA
  • Special Major, BA
  • Theatre, 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, Ceremony 2 (CHABSS 2)

  • Child and Adolescent Development, BA
  • Criminology and Justice Studies, BA
  • Psychological Science, BA, MA
  • Sociological Practice, MA
  • Sociology, BA

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:00am - College of Education, Health & Human Services, Ceremony 1 (CEHHS 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

1:30pm - College of Education, Health & Human Services, Ceremony 2 (CEHHS 2)

  • Kinesiology, BS, MS
  • Master of Public Health, MPH
  • Master of Social Work, MSW
  • Nursing, BS, MS
  • Speech-Language Pathology, BS, MS

6:00pm - College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM)

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

Ceremony dates and times are subject to change due to weather, venue limitations, graduate participation, etc. 

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 2024. We will update the site regularly as state and local regulations continue to evolve.

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