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Gradfest Vendors


These on campus and local vendors have partnered with CSUSM to help you get the most out of your experience. Be sure to check out our schedule of live sessions to ask any questions you have on ordering.

Alumni Association

Alumni Swag


Stay connected to Cal State San Marcos after graduation by becoming a member of the CSUSM Alumni Association! Get the Class Champion alumni membership package only available to the Class of 2021. This exclusive package is only available for purchase on-line through April 20, or while supplies last. This year we are gifting an additional 3 years to the package for a total of 5 years of Alumni Association membership. The package also includes a gift to the Student Philanthropy Scholarship, a donor cord to wear at commencement, and an alumni branded reusable tote, t-shirt, license plate frame, and key chain. Class Champion membership costs $60. Sign up by April 20 to receive a bonus alumni branded gift.

Class of 2021 Free 2-Year Membership

Purchase Class Champion Package

CSUSM Alumni Association Recorded Presentation

Leis and Gifts

The Commencement Group

The Commencement Group offers CSUSM Branded Kukui Nut Necklaces that looks great in graduation photos along with other graduate gifts. We will show you virtually quality products that graduates would love to receive and how you can place an order today!

Purchase your CSUSM Kukui Nut Lei, Class Shirt and Flowers





Photography - Senior Portraits

diFranco Photography

Mark this momentous occasion by taking your graduation portrait! Photo sessions are by appointment only and your private session includes cap and gown photos and one additional outfit change. They are located just blocks away from campus! The sitting fee will hold your preferred date and time and will be applied to your photo purchase. DiFranco Photography will have a CSUSM diploma cover for you to photograph with. Book your appointment today!

Sessions will be following all state and local health orders to ensure the safety of the graduate and the photography team.

diFranco Photography email:

diFranco Photography Website:

In the abundance of caution, graduate will have to provide regalia along with stole(s). Photographer will have a diploma cover available to photograph with.

diFranco Photography will not be available during GradFest. Please visit the diFranco Photography Website for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Faculty Staff Associations

CSUSM Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty Staff Association          CSUSM Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Ally Faculty Staff Association

         CSUSM Black  Faculty Staff Association             CSUSM Latino Association of Faculty and Staff

Faculty Staff Associations(FSAs) are a part of the The Office of Inclusive Excellence.  FSAs are all-volunteer organizations, officially recognized by the institution through our office, which allows them to apply for funding and host events on campus.

The following FSAs will be available to meet with you virtually during GradFest:

Meet with the above mentioned FSAs to inquire about their organizations and stoles.

For questions, you may email the following representatives for each association:


Announcements and Class Rings

Jostens Rings

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, jewelry and announcements as well as how to measure yourself for graduation Regalia. Visit the Josten's channel to learn about special pricing and promo codes, available only during GradFest!

 Want to work one-on-one with a Jostens associate to design your rign or order yoru graduation announcements? Schedule your appointment today!

Jostens Online Ordering

When placing your order through the Jostens online store, please do not forget the following PROMO CODES:

  • Free Shipping on Graduation Announcements: GRADSHIPPING
  • $100 off your class ring: COLLEGE100

The above promo codes are valid until June 30th, 2021.

Regalia, Frames, and More

CSUSM University Store


The University Store is your go-to for regalia, diploma frames, your official CSUSM Alumni gear, and other graduate gifts! The bookstore also sells First Generation and Veteran stoles. Visit our channel to learn about curbside pickup and our in-person shopping hours. The University Store will have a special promo code available to use during GradFest! Don't miss out!

University Store Coupon   

University Store Online Ordering

Coupon Details: Coupon is for $25 off a $100 purchase. You must sign up for the coupon with a valid email address. Once you sign up with a valid email address, your unique coupon code will be emailed to the email address you used to sign up. If you do not see the email with the promo code within the hour, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder. This coupon code will be valid for ONLY 7 days from the date you receive the coupon code. Valid coupon code is based on sign-up date.  Limit one offer per customer. Online only. Cannot be used towards packaging, shipping and handling charges, taxes, prior purchases and/or telephone orders. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Excludes textbooks, course materials, professional reference, clearance, better brand apparel, HydroFlask, gift cards, convenience, grocery, health and beauty care, graduation regalia, electronics, hardware and software. Other exclusions may apply. See store for details. Not redeem able for cash or any cash equivalent. Void if copied, transferred, expired, or where prohibited by law. For more information regarding the University Bookstore policies, please visit the University Bookstore Website. For any issues with the coupon code or additional questions regarding your purchase or the coupon code, please email the University Store directly.

The University Store shared product videos during GradFest to help you understand the regalia packages that they offer. Please note that when purchasing regalia online, there is a 2020 package and 2021 package. The year you choose will determine the year that will be represented on the tassel. The University Store is open from Monday to Thursday from 9AM - 2PM with order pickups on Tuesday and Thursdays (time is subject to change and the Bookstore should be contacted prior to your visit: (760) 750-4730). 

CSUSM University Store Videos

Hair and Makeup Appointments


Makeup by Riva



Professional makeup artist MakeupbyRiva will be bringing her team of professional hair and makeup artists to provide services to you prior to taking your graduate portrait at GradFest!


Price: $35 cash only please

Your 30 minute hair appointment includes: a simple style, curl, blow dry or flat iron.


Price: $40 cash only please

Your 30 minute appointment includes: foundation/powder, blush, liner, lip color, light eye shadow, and false eye lashes.



     Select an appointment time under the day you will be attending GradFest.

     Please note, hair and make-up appointments are TWO SEPERATE SERVICES that require TWO SEPERATE APPOINTMENT TIMES. 

     Example: Hair at 10am, Make-up at 10:30am.  Please do not schedule both for the same start time.

     The button below will take you to Signup Genius where you will need to scroll down the page to see available dates and times MakeupbyRiva has during GradFest         2022.

      Hair & Make-up Appointments

Important Information Before Your Appointment:

  1. If you have any questions regarding these services, please contact Riva via email or (619) 729-3309.
  2. Please be prompt for your scheduled time.  Arrive early.
  3. If you would like to schedule a hair and makeup appoinment, reservations are required for both.  Select both options to schedule your appointments, keep timing in mind. Hair and Make-up are two different services.
  4. PAYMENT INFORMATION: Cash only to be paid on-site. There is an ATM on the 4th floor of the University Student Union (USU) if you do not have cash.