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Commencement Coverage

Check out the sights from the two-day celebration.

Also, have a look at our Facebook galleries of graduates from each college:

Spring 2016 Schedule

Friday, May 20

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies 11:30 a.m.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3:30 p.m.

College of Education 6:30 p.m.

Graduates are to arrive 1 hour early.

Saturday, May 21

College of Health and Human Services 8:30 a.m.

College of Engineering and Computer Science 12:30 p.m.

College of Business Administration 3:30 p.m.

College of Arts and Letters 6:30 p.m.

Graduates are to arrive 1 hour early.

Sleep Train Arena

Our students have a chance to shine at Commencement. Our ceremonies are held at Sleep Train Arena for two days, Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. For directions, click here.

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

Detailed Schedule

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.

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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RSVP for Your Ceremony

Graduates must RSVP to their respective College (buttons listed below) to participate in Commencement ceremonies. Graduates participating in Commencement ceremonies must wear Commencement regalia.

Registration with your College does not guarantee that your name will appear in the program. The appropriate petition to graduate forms must have been filed with the Office of the University Registrar by the selected deadline. For more information on petitions to graduate click here.

To RSVP please click on your respective College: