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Nearly 6,000 California State University, Los Angeles graduates donned caps and gowns during the 2018 Commencement from May 21 — 25, 2018. Commencement featured 14 separate ceremonies in the University Gymnasium in the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. Approximately 40,000 guests attended the events.
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Livestream videos of the 2018 Commencement ceremonies. Watch here.
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After your degree has been awarded and posted to your Official Transcripts you may track the progress of your diploma by clicking here. For the diploma covers, please contact the Graduation Office at (323) 343-3890. Diploma covers can only be picked up during normal business hours and cannot be shipped.

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Extra copies can be obtained at the Alumni Association Office starting June 4, 2018. Commencement Programs can only be picked up during normal business hours and cannot be shipped. For more information, please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586.

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Graduates can order their pictures taken at Commencement by visiting the Grad Images website. Simply follow these instructions:
  1. Visit

  2. Enter your last name in the "Last Name" entry field

  3. Enter California State University, Los Angeles in the "School" entry field

  4. Select 2018 in the "Year" field

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The 2019 Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for May 2019 at the University Gymnasium at the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. Students who will be invited to participate are graduating candidates for fall 2018, winter 2019, spring 2019, and summer 2019. To be eligible to participate in the 2019 Commencement ceremonies, graduating candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

CheckSubmit a graduation application at the Cashier's Office for the declared graduation terms listed below. Students that submit their graduation application by the given deadline for each term will automatically be invited to Commencement, participate in Grad Fair in early April 2019, and be included in the printed program.

  • Fall 2018: March 1, 2018 (Undergraduates), June 15, 2018 (Graduates)
  • Winter 2019: September 1, 2018 (Undergraduates), September 15, 2018 (Graduates)
  • Spring 2019: October 15, 2018 (Undergraduates), November 15, 2018 (Graduates)
  • Summer 2019: February 1, 2019 (Undergraduates), February 15, 2019 (Graduates)

CheckIf submitting late for the declared graduation terms listed above, the graduating candidate's approved graduation application status must be received by the  Commencement Office on or before April 15, 2019, to participate in Commencement, reserve guest tickets online during the open ticketing period of April 22 — May 3, 2019, and be included in the printed program. After April 15, 2019, inclusion in the printed program will no longer be possible.

CheckBe on track to complete the degree requirements by the end of the declared graduation term listed above. To officially graduate from Cal State LA, students must satisfy all university, college, and departmental requirements for a specific degree.


CheckRegister to participate in the Commencement ceremonies by reserving a graduating candidate ticket and guest tickets during Grad Fair in April 2019, OR online from April 22 — May 3, 2019. After May 3, 2019, registration and guest tickets are no longer guaranteed or available.


Please note that the Graduation Office and the Commencement Office are two different departments. It can take up to 5 business days for the graduation application to be processed and verified before it is submitted to the Commencement Office for inclusion in the ceremonies. Please take this into account when submitting your graduation application after the deadline dates. The 2019 Commencement schedule and additional information will be available in November 2018.

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All information is subject to change. Please visit the website regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Updated: June 7, 2018
The California State University, Los Angeles Commencement ceremonies are photographed or recorded. By entering the event space, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to have your likeness, image, voice, and appearance photographed and recorded for commercial purposes and used as embodied in titles TBD whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audio tapes or other media, now known or later developed, and to be included in a non-commercial promotional and news video.