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Spring 2017 Schedule: Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20

 Ceremonies will be held at Golden 1 Center. Graduates can claim up to nine (9) complimentary tickets for their guests. 

Friday, May 19

9:30 a.m.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

2 p.m. 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

6:30 p.m. 

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduates arrive and doors open to the public one hour prior to the ceremony.

Saturday, May 20

8 a.m.

College of Health and Human Services

1:30 p.m.

College of Arts and Letters

6:30 p.m.

College of Business Administration
College of Education

Graduates arrive and doors open to the public one hour prior to the ceremony.


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.

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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After Graduation Plan Survey

*Participants will be entered into a drawing for a Cruiser Bike!