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March 10th and 11th, 2021 (11 AM)

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Virtual GradFest

Calling all 2021 graduates! Join us for GradFest 2021...virtually!

Virtual GradFest will be hosted on Teams (IT Teams support page) March 10th and 11th, 2021 starting at 11AM.

At GradFest you will have access to our various vendors and purchase all of your graduation needs, including:

  • Cap & gown
  • Diploma frames
  • Graduation announcements
  • Kukui nut leis
  • College rings
  • Join the Alumni Association

Visit our FAQ page to get answers to the most commonly asked questions at GradFest.

Graduate on Parade

Everything You Need

You're almost to graduation. Find all you need to celelbrate your accomplishment and prepare for your next step as a Cougar Alumni launching your career.


Join the GradFest 2021 Teams on March 10th and 11th! Show off your school spirit by downloading CSUSM virtual backgrounds or the official GradFest virtual background. Instructions on how to add the virtual backgrounds can be found on the CSUSM website. All current graduates will be added to the GradFest Teams page on Tuesday evening (March 9th). Once this has been completed, you will be notified via your CSUSM email. If you do not receive this notification, please email the Commencement Office. The schedule will be updated with the Teams links the night before GradFest.

Visit our FAQ page to get answers to the most commonly asked questions at GradFest.

March 10, 2021 (Wednesday)

March 11, 2021 (Thursday)

Individuals who would like to attend this event and have special accommodations, please email the Commencement Office. In the body of your email, please note all special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor by March 8th. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner. Microsoft Team features that provide accessibility can be found on the Microsoft website as well. 


Win Great Prizes!

Attend and Win!
We will randomly pick a few winners from those who attend GradFest sessions through Microsoft Teams.
CRASH the Grad
Download Flat Crash and decorate Crash in regalia. Post to social media and use the hashtag #CSUSMGrad or email the Commencement Office with your entry.
Look at me NOW!
Post to social media a before and after picture and use the hashtag #CSUSMGrad. You may also email the Commencement Office with your entry. It will be fun to see how much our Cougar grads have grown!
Scavenger Hunt
The Commencement Office will host on their teams channel (General) on March 10th, 11AM-2PM. The grad who is able to come up with the most items (or answer the questions) will win a prize! In the event of a tie, a CSUSM trivia question will be asked.


CSUSM Kukui Nut Necklace, Classic Diploma Frame, Lustrium Metal Class Ring, Alumni Hoodie, Alumni License Plate Frame

GradFest Contest Winners: Those that have been awarded a prize by participating in one of the GradFest Contests will be notified by email or Direct Message on Social Media. We thank  all of you who participated!

Congratulations to: James Bertel, Nick Cleary, Eric Parazak, Yazmine Martinez, Mary Antoinette Nacu, Kathleen Parra, and Kelsi Vreeman.

*Limit one prize per student. All winners will be announced by March 19th. All posts submitted via Social Media may be used in promotions on @csusmcougarcentral accounts or the Commencement Website. If you wish to not have your entry shared on social media and the Commencement Website, please submit your entry via email and make note that you would not like to have your entry shared.