The Commencement Office is here to answer any and all commencement ceremony questions for students and guests. Please note that email is the best way to get in contact with us.
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The CSUSM Alumni Association is a committed partner of the University. Our mission is to support and encourage the advancement of the University while fostering lifelong Cougar pride, loyalty, and involvement between alumni, local businesses, and the community at large. Alumni Association dues are $40 per year or $360 for a Lifetime Membership. NEW GRADUATES will be offered a one-time deal of two years for $40.
The CSUSM University Store is pleased to serve as the University’s official academic regalia provider for all graduates and participating faculty. The University Store will have special store hours during Commencement weekend to sell regalia items, diploma frames, Alumni products and gift items. For regalia pricing and information, please visit the University Store Online or in-person.
All ceremonies will be live streamed with closed captioning on the University Website.
Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend should email Disability Support Services regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify Disability Support Services at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.
The Commencement Group offers orchid leis and modern fresh flower arrangements for graduate gift giving. All Commencement Group flower bouquets are wrapped in elegant, environmentally friendly wrappings, and last at least a week. Orchid leis are offered as a wearable floral alternative that looks great in graduation photos.
Products are available for pre-order (to be picked-up by the graduate at graduate check-in on commencement day) or for purchase on-site on commencement day. All pre-orders will be available for pickup by the graduate only, located by the Graduate Check-in Tables on the Softball Field. Guests who are placing an order will need to inform their graduate so that they may pick it up at the Commencement Group booth. Delivery is currently not being offered.
For pricing and to pre-order, please visit the Commencement Group Website. At this time, The Commencement Group does not offer delivery.
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