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Sacramento State has 3,281 students eligible for graduation this winter and most of them will pick up their diplomas during Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at Sleep Train Arena.

Seven ceremonies, one for each college, will be held during that weekend:

Winter Commencement 2012

Winter Commencement 2012 ceremonies are spread across two days, beginning at noon Friday, Dec. 14.

Friday, Dec. 14

  • College of Arts and Letters: Noon; doors open 11 a.m.; 532 graduates
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 3 p.m.; doors open at 2 p.m.; 166 graduates
  • College of Business Administration: 5:30 p.m.; doors open 4:30 p.m.; 695 graduates

Saturday, Dec. 15

  • College of Health and Human Services: 8:30 a.m.; doors open at 7:30 a.m.; 737 graduates
  • College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies: 11:30 a.m.; doors open at 10:30 a.m.; 605 graduates
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science: 2:30 p.m.; doors open 1:30 p.m.; 277 graduates
  • College of Education: 5:30 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.; 269 graduates

Commencement information for students and parents can be found at, and includes an extensive list of FAQs under the “general information” link. There are also links to information about individual colleges’ graduation petitions, arena parking, and other items.

For further assistance, call the Commencement Office at (916) 278-4724. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho