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Sleep Train Arena

Our students have a chance to shine at Commencement.

Our ceremonies are held at Sleep Train Arena over two days. For directions, click here.

Individuals needing reasonable accommodations for disability access should contact the Commencement Office at or (916) 278-4724, at least five business days before the event.

To view a step-by-step video of the Commencement process, click here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations! Graduation day is near and it promises to be a memorable day for you, your family and friends.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help guide you through the process of preparing for graduation—everything from ordering your regalia to making sure your family and friends see your proud moment. And check out our Commencement Tips video, your step-by-step guide to everything graduation.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Commencement Office at or call (916) 278–4724.

Questions for Students

Questions for Guests

Preparing for Graduation

Students who have 85 units or more should apply to graduate, as the application begins the process for review of academic requirements and other important tasks that must be completed before Commencement. Students who expect to graduate during the fall semester must apply to graduate by Feb. 1 of that same year. Students who expect to graduate in spring or summer semesters must apply to graduate by Oct. 1 of the previous year.

Your Commencement Day

Congratulations! Your graduation promises to be a memorable day for you and your family and friends. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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