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2018 Commencement

2018 COMMENCEMENT

 
Welcome to the Commencement website at California State University, Los Angeles.
 
The 2018 Commencement ceremonies are scheduled from May 21 - 25, 2018 at the University Gymnasium at the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. There will be fourteen (14) college based ceremonies for five days. Ticketing, regalia, and other information will be available in late Fall 2017. We invite our graduates, families, and friends to join us next year as the University recognizes and honors the academic achievement of the Class of 2018.
 
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Schedule

SCHEDULE

 

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018
Ceremony 1 | 8:30 a.m.         
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Graduate Ceremony
 
Ceremony 2 | 1 p.m.         
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Undergraduate Ceremony
 
Ceremony 3 | 5:30 p.m.         
Charter College of Education
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
 
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018
Ceremony 4 | 8:30 a.m.         
College of Business and Economics
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
All graduate programs
Undergraduates
Computer Information Systems
Economics
 
Ceremony 5 | 1 p.m.         
College of Business and Economics
Undergraduate Ceremony
Business Administration - Accounting
Business Administration - Business Economics
Business Administration - Finance (including Business Prelegal and Real Estate)
 
Ceremony 6 | 5:30 p.m.         
College of Business and Economics
Undergraduate Ceremony
Business Administration - Management (including Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, and Operations and Supply Chain Management)
Business Administration - Marketing (including International Business and Retailing)
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018
Ceremony 7 | 8:30 a.m.         
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Child and Family Studies
Communication Disorders
Public Health
 
Ceremony 8 | 1 p.m.         
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Kinesiology
Nutritional Science
Nursing
     
Ceremony 9 | 5:30 p.m.         
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
Social Work
               
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018
Ceremony 10 | 8:30 a.m.         
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Anthropology
Biological Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Geosciences and Environment
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
 
Ceremony 11 | 1 p.m.         
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Asian and Asian American Studies
Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies
Latin American Studies
Pan African Studies
Political Science           
Psychology
 
Ceremony 12 | 5:30 p.m.         
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
History
Sociology
 
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018
Ceremony 13 | 8:30 a.m.         
College of Arts and Letters
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Communication Studies
English
Liberal Studies
Modern Languages and Literatures
Philosophy
 
Ceremony 14 | 1 p.m.         
College of Arts and Letters
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony
Art
Music, Theatre and Dance
Television, Film, and Media Studies
     
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Eligibility to Participate

ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE

 
 

Commencement is the ceremony in which degrees are conferred on graduating students. Please remember that the process to participate in commencement is different from applying to graduate. To be eligible to participate in the 2018 Commencement ceremonies, graduating candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • be on track to complete their degree requirements by the end of the listed terms below
  • register online to participate in the commencement ceremonies in Spring 2018
 
GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall 2017 Semester
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: June 15, 2017
 
Winter 2018 Intersession
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
 
Spring 2018 Semester
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
 
Summer 2018 Term
Undergraduate Degrees Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Doctoral and Graduate Degrees Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
 
Candidates who are applying for Fall 2018 will be invited to participate in the May 2019 Commencement ceremonies. If Fall 2018 candidates are looking to participate in the May 2018 Commencement ceremonies, the candidate must get approval from his/her college Associate Dean and have an approved Fall 2018 graduation application.
 
For additional information regarding the graduation application process, please visit the Graduation Office website. If you have additional questions about applying for graduation, please contact the Graduation Office at (323) 343-3890 or email GraduationOffice@calstatela.edu.
 
REGISTRATION AND GUEST TICKETS
Information regarding registration and guest tickets will be available online in Fall 2017. Eligible graduating candidates will be invited to register to participate and reserve guest tickets in Spring 2018.
 
If you have questions regarding the 2018 Commencement ceremonies, please call the Commencement Hotline at (323) 343-4723 or email commencement@calstatela.edu.
 
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Contact Us

CONTACT US

 
 
If you have questions regarding next year's 2018 Commencement ceremonies, please call the Commencement Hotline at (323) 343-4723 or email commencement@calstatela.edu.