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Spring 2017 Commencement

Spring 2017 Commencement is Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, per the University's academic schedule. Please check back in March when the ceremony schedule is announced.

Winter 2016 Commencement Photos

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Graduates' photos are now available to view and order on the GradImages website.  For assistance, contact GradImages' Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or email

Winter 2016 Commencement Videos

Friday, December 16

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Engineering and Computer Science

College of Arts and Letters

Saturday, December 17

College of Health and Human Services

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

College of Business Administration

College of Education

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.

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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