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Important Dates for Commencement

This page lists all of the important deadlines and dates for forms and events related to Commencement. Click on a section to learn more about these important due dates and deadlines.

Form Deadlines and Pre-Sales

GradFest 2021

Information Sessions

Recognition Ceremonies


 

Form Deadlines and Pre-Sales

Events and Deadlines
Date and Time Location
Alumni Membership Pre-sale TBD Purchase on Alumni website.  Email will be sent noting pick-up.
Graduation Application Deadline - Fall 2020 November 1, 2020 MyCSUSM
Graduation Application Deadline - Spring 2021 March 15, 2021 MyCSUSM
Speaker/Vocalist Application Deadline 

March 15, 2021

11:59pm

Speaker-Vocalist Form

RSVP to your Commencement Ceremony!

(Current Grads only: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021)

May 1, 2021

11:59pm

Commencement RSVP Pop-up in MyCSUSM

Senior Photo Make-up Session

TBD

TBD

Pre-Order your Flowers, Leis, and Class T-Shirt

May 22, 2021

Pre-Order on the Commencement Group Website for pickup by the graduate at check-in.

Flowers, Leis, and Class T-Shirt can be purchased the day of Commencement at any of the Commencement Group Tents.

Commencement Ceremony Weekend

May 21-22, 2021

CSUSM, Mangrum Track

Please visit the Ceremony Schedule to confirm the time of your major.

Complete Your Exit Survey

April 2021-June 2021

TBD

GradFest 2021

Please note that GradFest 2021 will be dependent on current COVID-19 health orders put forth by local government and the University. Any news regarding GradFest 2021 will be communicated via your CSUSM email and posted to the Commencement website.

Events and Deadlines
Date and Time Location

GradFest 2021 

 

February 24-25, 2021

9am - 7pm

USU Ballroom

Information Sessions

Graduation candidates who plan to participate in the commencement ceremonies are strongly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions to learn about Commencement procedures and protocol, including:

  • What to wear
  • What to bring and not bring
  • Where to park
  • Where to check-in
  • Ask your questions

There is NO rehearsal for commencement

Events and Deadlines
Date and Time Location

Information Session 1

TBD

 TBD

Information Session 2

TBD

 TBD

Information Session 3

TBD

TBD

Recognition Ceremonies

Recognition Ceremonies are coordinated by the organization hosting the event, and not by the Commencement Office. For information on College or Major specific events, please contact departments directly. If you have questions, please contact the organization host, or visit our contact page of the website.

Events and Deadlines
Date and Time Location

Latino Association of Faculty & Staff Graduate Recognition Ceremony 

TBD

RSVP on Latino Association of Faculty and Staff website.

Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association Graduate Recognition Ceremony

TBD

For event info, contact Cheryl Landin 

(760) 750-7008  or via email

Black Faculty Staff Association Sankofa Recognition 

TBD

For event info, please visit the Black Faculty Staff Association website.

LQBTQA FSA Rainbow Graduate Recognition Ceremony

TBD

For event info, please send an email.

 *The above information is subject to change. Students will be notified of change via their CSUSM email or the email used to register for the event. Changes will also be noted on the host's social media page.