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Commencement Guests

family at commencement

Welcome Family, Friends, & Guests!

  • Ceremony Location

    California State University San Marcos
    Mangrum Track & Field
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA 92096
  • Parking

    Please review the Event Parking page for traffic, directions, drop off, and general parking information.
  • Venue

    Commencement is an outdoor event.  All guest seating will be in direct sunlight with no shade available, however, the weather in May is unpredictable.  Please check the weather for Commencement weekend and dress appropriately. 

    The venue entrance at the Mangrum Track & Field is a downhill ADA compliant ramp. Some guests may require assistance exiting the field.

    The USU Ballroom will be available as an alternate viewing room for those who cannot tolerate the weather conditions on the Mangrum Track & Field.  Guests may be dropped off at Chavez Circle outside the USU.

  • Guest Seating

    There are no tickets and no entry fee for this event. Seating is first come, first served. Please limit guest count to 10.
  • Ceremony Schedule

  • After the Ceremony

    Ceremony times are expected to run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.  If you have lunch or dinner reservations, allow at least 1.5 to 2 hours after each ceremony to give yourself time to meet your graduate, take photos, get back to your vehicles and exit from the parking lot.