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).
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.
Tickets will be required for all graduates and guests, regardless of age. Each graduate may bring two (2) guests. Tickets are non-transferable and hold no monetary value.
Graduates will be required to have their GradPass scanned when entering the venue (electronic or printed). GradPasses will note the Graduate's assigned ceremony. Graduates will attend the ceremony that is assigned to them, GradPass will only be valid for the ceremony in which you are assigned. Guest tickets will only be valid for the ceremony noted on their ticket.
IDs will be checked with the name on the GradPass and guest tickets, they will also be scanned by security at the venue entrance. Each GradPass and Guest Ticket will have a unique code/number that can only be scanned one time.
Those without a valid GradPass or Guest Ticket (electronic or printed) will not be permitted into the venue.
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 is available on the Graduates on Parade event website.
Accessing Guest Tickets. Graduates who have registered for Commencement prior to May 3 may access their guest tickets by completing the following steps:
You’ll need to log-in to Marching Order to access Guest Tickets:
In order to comply with State and County regulations to provide a celebration that is safe for all graduates, guests, faculty, staff, and vendors, the following must be adhered to:
Applied Physics, BS
Biological Sciences, BS, MS
BioTechnology, BS, MBt
Chemistry, BS, MS
Computer Science, BS, MS
Electrical Engineering, BS
Mathematics, BS, MS
Software Engineering, BS
Wildlife Science and the Urban Interface, BS
American Indian Studies, BA
Arts & Technology, 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
Political Science, BA
Visual and Performing Arts, BA
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, BA
Child and Adolescent Development, BA
Criminology and Justice Studies, BA
Psychological Science, BA, MA
Social Sciences, BA
Sociological Practice, MA
Spanish, BA, MA
Special Major, BA
Business Administration, BS, MBA
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.