Attention all graduating students! This year’s GradFest will be held April 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. For those who are not familiar with GradFest at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), it is a “one-stop shop for graduating seniors,” according to the CSUMB GradFest website.
Seniors can “purchase [their] cap and gown, order Commencement invitations, have graduation portraits taken, elect to keep [theur] CSUMB email and socialize with other graduates,” continues the website. Graduating students can also pick up their tickets for graduation. This year each student can have up to six tickets to their respective ceremony and two free parking passes for their guests.
Also present at GradFest will be “representatives from the Alumni Association, Campus Service Center, Financial Aid, Career Development, and University Development … to answer questions and get you ready for your big day,” says the website.
There are three graduation ceremonies this year at CSUMB: the first on Friday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. for the College of Education and the College of Science; the second on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and the third on Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. for the College of Business and the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.