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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.

Read the official announcement.

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The Commencement Newsletter will be emailed to all students who have applied to graduate (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020) in MyCSUSM. If that is you, you do not need to submit the form below. 

If you are a parent, guardian, friend, or guest of a graduate and would like to receive the newsletter, please complete the form below. 

We would like to send the Commencement Newsletters once a month.  All of important information, dates, and deadlines are also listed on this website, the emailed newsletter is supplemental.

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