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Winter 2016 Schedule

Friday, December 16

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

College of Engineering and Computer Science 3:45 p.m.

College of Arts and Letters 7:15 p.m.

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

Saturday, December 17

College of Health and Human Services 8:00 a.m.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11:45 a.m.

College of Business Administration 3:00 p.m.

College of Education 6:45 p.m.

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


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.

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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