Commencement information

Commencement ceremonies will take place over May 17 and 18. There will be three separate ceremonies, depending on the graduate’s college; all ceremonies will be held at Freeman stadium. Both graduate and undergraduate students will participate in their college’s ceremonies.

Friday, May 17 – 3 p.m.
College of Education and College of Science
Saturday, May 18 – 9:30 a.m.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Saturday, May 18 – 3:30 p.m.
College of Business and College of Health Services and Human Services


Graduating students may request up to six complimentary tickets for their friends and family to attend their graduation ceremony; information on how to do so will be sent via email to students who applied for graduation. Students also have the ability to share tickets they do not need with other students who may need them using the Commencement Facebook page. If you receive tickets from another student, be sure they are for your specific graduation ceremony, as tickets are not transferable between the specific graduation ceremonies.

Parking and traffic

Each graduating student has two parking permits for friends and family attending their commencement ceremony. These parking permits have already been distributed at Gradfest and between April 9 through 26. Please note that these parking permits are valid only for the commencement ceremonies and other CSUMB parking permits (such as the academic year parking permits) will not be valid for parking at the ceremony. Because parking is limited, carpooling is highly recommended.

When arriving on campus for the ceremony, take General Jim Moore Boulevard and follow the signs to the designated Commencement parking area. Staff will be available to answer parking and traffic questions.

Alternative viewing

The commencement ceremonies can also be viewed at the World Theater. This is an indoor venue and no tickets are required to view the ceremonies at this location.
CSUMB cable channel 72 will also be broadcasting the ceremonies, and they can be live streamed at Recordings of the commencement ceremonies will be available for purchase at

Contacts for FAQs/more information

Ceremony Guidelines, General Information, ADA/Disability Requests, Special Accomodations
[email protected]

Gradfest/Alumni Association
[email protected]

Graduation Applications
[email protected]

Affinity Grads
[email protected]

Other Questions/Concerns
[email protected]

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