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Commencement has been Postponed 

We are saddened to share that the 2020 Cal State San Marcos commencement ceremony scheduled for May 15-16 will be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.   

This very difficult decision was made with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and guests at the forefront, and in consultation with public health experts and leadership from our 23-campus California State University system. 

We know how important Commencement is and we are committed to moving this important milestone to a date later this year when it is appropriate and safe to do so. It’s not a question of whether, but when. In addition, we are committed to consulting with ASI student leaders as we move forward with any plans.

We will share more information as soon as we can. We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to find solutions during these unprecedented times. 

Updates regarding Commencement will be posted on this website along with our Instagram page (@csusmcougarcentral). Current graduates will also be informed via their CSUSM Email Account once a Commencement date has been determined.

You may read the official announcement by clicking here.


 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

Graduate Information Sessions Dates:

Due to the postponement of the 2020 Commencement Ceremonies, all scheduled graduate information sessions will be cancelled. Once dates have been determined for the graduate sessions (and Commencement 2020) it will be posted on the Commencement website and the CSUSM Cougar Central Instagram Page (@csusmcougarcentral).

Session # Date and Time Location
Session 1 TBD TBD
Session 2 TBD TBD
Session 3 TBD TBD