Welcome Graduates

Grad FairThe Grad Fest is presented by the Alumni Association and Hornet Bookstore as a one-stop-shop for graduates designed to help assist and prepare them for their graduation needs. These needs range from answering general commencement questions to graduate school information.   

Many on-campus affiliates and off-campus universities will be present. This provides graduates an excellent opportunity to make sure that final paperwork is in order for commencement, that their name will be listed in the commencement program, and other important details.

2015-16 Grad Fests

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
    10 a.m.—4 p.m.
    University Union Ballroom
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    10 a.m.—4 p.m.
    University Union Ballroom

You're Invited

Cap Decorating Party 
Dec. 2, 4:30-7 p.m. 
University Union
California Suite


Bring your cap and enjoy the fun. All craft supplies and refreshments including pizza, cookies as well as beverages will be provided by your Alumni Association! 

RSVP Online

Additionally, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about graduate school and the admission process from on-hand representatives. Professionals from the law, health care, business, science and other sectors will be present to answer questions.  

Graduates will be able to take advantage of day-of savings from many participating vendors. This includes class rings and personalized graduate announcements from Balfour, cap and gown, travel packages, and much more.

Visit the Hornet Bookstore booth for "One Day Only" discounts on diploma frames and alumni merchandise.  Save 20 percent on diploma frames, grad / alumni apparel and gift items. Grad Fest discounts are also offered in-store the day of the event.  Discounts are limited to stock on hand and cannot be combined with any other offers.

As a soon-to-be-graduate, the Alumni Association offers a membership special to all graduating students. 

$40 Grad Packs include:

  • Two-year or lifetime membership in Alumni Association
  • $5 discount on cap and gown
  • Alumni t-shirt
  • License plate frame
  • Commemorative graduation box

Purchase your Grad Pack today! To learn more, please visit our Grad Pack Frequently Asked Questions page.

Why You Should Attend

  • Join the Sacramento State Alumni Association
  • Check your graduation status at the Registrar's table
  • Pickup your cap and gown
  • Order personalized announcements
  • Get career advice
  • Meet job recruiters
  • Learn more about Grad School programs
  • Take a FREE cap and gown picture courtesy of Grad Images

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Lincoln Law SchoolLincoln Law School of Sacramento was founded in 1969 to meet Sacramento’s growing need for a high quality, moderately priced evening law school. The mission of Lincoln Law School of Sacramento is to provide an excellent legal education at an affordable cost to qualified applicants. 

Find out more about Lincoln Law School of Sacramento.

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Your alumni benefits include a special discounted rate on Auto Insurance and Home Insurance from Liberty Mutual.  We are proud to provide our members with a great benefit from a Fortune 100 company that protects millions of people across America.

  Find out more about Liberty Mutual Home & Auto Insurance

 Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state.  To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

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For nearly 100 years, Balfour has been producing products that celebrate the pride and passions associated with achievement. They are a market leader in designing quality crafted rings, graduation announcements, and educational resources that help you capture the spirit of the time.

Find out more about Balfour.