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Graduates holding dipolma

The University has contracted with the following vendors for the convenience of our graduates and guests:


University Store/ CSUSM Bookstore

The University Store/CSUSM Bookstore is pleased to serve as the University’s official academic regalia provider for all graduates and participating faculty. The University Store will be on hand at GradFest, and at all of the commencement ceremonies so graduates and guests may purchase regalia items, diploma frames, Alumni products and gift items. For regalia pricing and information on ordering announcements and class rings, please visit or call us at (760) 750-4737.

Alumni Association

The CSUSM Alumni Association is a committed partner of the University. Underlying all that we do is the belief in the value of education to the well-being of society, and a commitment to philanthropy, integrity, diversity, and service.  Alumni Association dues are $30 per year or $300 for a Lifetime Membership. NEW GRADUATES will be offered a onetime deal of 2 years for $30. Check out the Alumni Association website to learn more! Or you can contact us at (760) 750-4406 or 


Jostens is a leading provider of products and services that help people celebrate important moments and recognize achievements. Jostens representatives will be present at GradFest to assist students with purchasing class rings, announcements and graduation Regalia. In addition, there will also be a representative on campus throughout the spring semester and at all commencement ceremonies selling class rings. For any questions regarding a Graduation Regalia please contact the CSUSM Bookstore, for Class Ring and Announcement information please contact Sandy Noel at

diFranco Photography

diFranco Photography will be taking professional photos during GradFest and the commencement ceremonies.  At GradFest, you will have the opportunity to sit for your official regalia portrait with no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase.  At commencement, two photographs will be taken of each graduate, one photo with President Haynes on stage, and a second photo will be taken holding your diploma cover. You will have the option of ordering from a variety of packages, however, there is no obligation to purchase. For more information or questions email:

Graduation Day Flowers

Graduation Day Flowers offers orchid leis and modern fresh flower arrangements for graduate gift giving.  All Graduation Day Flowers bouquets are wrapped in elegant, environmentally friendly wrappings, and last at least a week.  Orchid leis are offered as a wearable floral alternative that looks great in graduation photos.  Products are available for pre-order or purchase on-site on commencement day.  See the Graduation Day Flowers Website for discounted pricing. 

Cougar Chronicle

CSUSM's independent student-run newspaper, The Cougar Chronicle, is pleased to offer the opportunity to purchase announcements in our Graduation issue.  Celebrate your graduate’s hard work and dedication with a message that will be shared with the entire campus community.  The Cougar Chronicle Graduation issue will be handed out at Commencement and distributed on campus the week of finals.  Don’t miss this opportunity to acknowledge your student's success in the keepsake Graduation edition.