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Commencement Schedule

2022 Commencement Ceremonies

 We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2022 on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st (schedule subject to change).

Commencement Registration


Safety Protocol

2022 Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Commencement Registration

Every participating graduate must register to attend their Commencement ceremony. A detailed email with registration instructions will be sent to all graduates  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, 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:

  1. Log into
  2. Click the blue button “Ticketing & Guest Info” under the phase 2 section.
  3. Under “Your Tickets” update the drop down menu to reflect the number of tickets you want to claim. Max is 2.
  4. Enter your guest info just like you did on your registration. Submit and continue. You cannot make any changes after this step!
  5. Click the red button “Get Your Tickets”
  6. Enter your guest emails or your email to send the tickets directly, or select the tickets to print.

Safety Protocol

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:

  • All in attendance will be required to wear facial coverings and maintain physical distancing, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • If graduates or their guests are feeling ill, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have potentially been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, they are asked to not attend the in-person commencement ceremonies in the interest of the individual and community health.
  • Guest seating will be in pods of 2, 6 feet apart in designated seating areas on the track. Graduate seating will be 6 feet apart.
  • The State of California still actively discourages travel from out-of-state unless individuals first self-quarantine, or are otherwise fully vaccinated. It is important that all guests abide by both this and any of their local travel guidance before making plans.
  • CSUSM is a Smoke Free campus. Smoke, vapor, and tobacco-free means smoking, the use of tobacco products, and the use of electronic smoking devices are prohibited.
  • The possession, consumption or sale of alcoholic beverages on California State University San Marcos property is prohibited.

2022 Commencement Ceremony Schedule

(Schedule is subject to change. Please check back closer to May 2022 for a more accurate schedule.)

Friday, May 20, 2022

 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

2:30PM Ι College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (Ceremony 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

6:00PM Ι College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (Ceremony 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

Saturday, May 21, 2022

9:00AM Ι College of Business Administration

Business Administration, BS, MBA

2:30PM 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 20-21, 2022, to celebrate  the Class of 2022. 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 2022. 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.