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Commencement Schedule

2021 Commencement Ceremonies

 We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 (see the full schedule below).

Graduate Registration

Every participating graduate must register to attend their Commencement ceremony. A detailed email with registration instructions will be sent to all graduates (2020 & 2021) in April.  

For those with difficulty accessing the Marching Order Form or need additional help, please email the Commencement Office for assistance. An appointment will be set up so that a Commencement staff member may assist you with the registration.


Tickets will be required for all graduates and guests. Each graduate may bring two (2) guests. Tickets are non-transferable.  

No walk-in graduates or guests will be admitted. While we understand that limiting the number of guests may be challenging for our graduates, please know that it is essential to safely host in-person ceremonies.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to participate in the Graduates on Parade event, hosted by the Alumni Association. More information about the Graduates on Parade event.

Saturday, May 22

 9:00 AM Ι College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Applied Physics, BS

Biochemistry, BS

Biological Sciences, BS, MS

BioTechnology, BS, MBt

Chemistry, BS, MS

Computer Science, BS, MS


Cybersecurity, MS

Electrical Engineering, BS

Mathematics, BS, MS

Software Engineering, BS

Wildlife Science and the Urban Interface, BS


12:30PM Ι College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, A

American Indian Studies, BA

Anthropology, BA

Arts & Technology, BA

Communication, BA

Economics, BA

Environmental Studies, BA

Ethnic Studies, BA

Global Studies, BA

History, BA, MA

Liberal Studies, BA


Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

Literature and Writing Studies, BA, MA

Media Studies, BA 

Music, BA

Political Science, BA

Visual and Performing Arts, BA

Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, BA


4:00PM Ι College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, B

Child and Adolescent Development, BA

Criminology and Justice Studies, BA

Psychological Science, BA, MA

Social Sciences, BA


Sociological Practice, MA 

Sociology, BA

Spanish, BA, MA

Special Major, BA


Sunday, May 23

9:00AM Ι College of Business Administration

Business Administration, BS, MBA

12:30PM Ι College of Education, Health & Human Services

Curriculum & Instruction, MA

Educational Administration, MA

Educational Leadership, Ed.D

Human Development, BA

Kinesiology, BS, MS

Master of Public Health


Master of Social Work

Nursing, BS, MS

Reading, Language, & Literacy, MA

Special Eduation, MA

Speech-Language Pathology, BS, MS

Teacher Credential Program


The University will continue to monitor county and state regulations. CSUSM plans to host in-person ceremonies, rain or shine,  on the Mangrum Track on May 22-23, 2021, to celebrate both the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. Attendance and Participation will require advance regiatration and attendance will be very limited.  Due to space restrictions and health and safety guidelines, only two guest invitations may be extended per graduate. A livestream of the in-person ceremonies at Mangrum Track 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 2021. We will update the site regularly as state and local regulations continue to evolve.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to find solutions that are compliant with local health orders during these unprecedented times.