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  • Cal U's 181st Commencement Celebration

Commencement ceremonies are held two times per year, in May and December.

December 2015 candidates MUST APPLY by Friday, September 25, 2015 to participate in the fall commencement ceremonies. Find December 2015 graduation applications online (applications will be available beginning 8/31/15). Summer 2015 graduates are invited to attend the December 2015 commencement ceremony.

Be sure to "save the dates" listed below and keep checking the Commencement Web pages for more details as the semester progresses.

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Please refer to our commencement web pages located to the LEFT for ceremony details, pricing on caps and gowns, disability access information and more.

A reminder that NO TICKETS are issued for the ceremonies. It is first come, first served seating in our Convocation Center.

Miss a mailing or email? No worries! Check out the recent correspondence sent to graduating students.

Mailings and Emails:

Grad Pack (EMAIL was sent the week of 10/19/15 to students who have applied by 9/25/15 deadline AND to August 2015 graduates):

Prospective December 2015 Graduate Letter

Summer 2015 Graduate Letter

December 2015 Timeline

Vendor Flyers

Visit PSECU at BeYourChange® for more information about the newest promotion from "your credit union on campus"

Commencement Honors Determination Emails: Emails were sent the week of 10/19/15 to December 2015 students who qualify for honors cords and to August 2015 graduates who have earned academic honors. An email was also sent to students who will not qualify based on resident credit hour issues. Students are advised to please check their Cal U email accounts for possible honors determinations and to refer to our academic honors at graduation policies.The Bookstore has a listing of qualifying students for distribution of honors cords.

Caps, Gowns, and Tassels...Oh My! Email (sent 10/23/15)

President's Dinner for Graduates Invitation (evite sent 11/3/15 to ALL graduating students; RSVP due by 12/3/15)

Let the countdown to graduation begin! (sent 11/5/15 to ALL graduating students)

Second Mailing to Graduates (email sent 11/10/15 ONLY to candidates planning to attend commencement ceremonies):

Undergraduate Letter (candidates attending the ceremony only)

Undergraduate Ceremony Instructions and Details (candidates attending the ceremony only)

Graduate School Letter (candidates attending the ceremony only)

Graduate School Ceremony Instructions and Details (candidates attending the ceremony only)

Parking Map - Undergraduate Ceremony

Parking Map - Graduate Ceremony 

It's your chance to make a difference! (email will be sent to ALL graduating students)

Commencement Checklist (email will be sent to ALL graduating students)

Are your Ready? (email will be sent to ALL graduating students)

Final Event Details (email will be sent ONLY to students planning to attend commencement)

Graduation Fair

Monday, October 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University Bookstore / Natali Student Center

Be sure to purchase your cap and gown at the bookstore by Novermber 13, 2015.

Check out current regalia pricing here.

Can't attend the Fair? Visit our vendors online anytime for your commencement needs and beyond!

    • Order announcements and diploma frames online here.
    • Order your Cal U class ring online here.
    • Visit PSECU at BeYourChange® for promotion details from "your credit union on campus"


President's Dinner for Graduates

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Gallagher Hall

Open only to graduating students - RSVP here by 12/3/15

Commencement rehearsals will be held immediately following dinner.

Graduate Commencement

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Convocation Center

Parking Map

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Convocation Center

Parking Map


  • Check here for our campus map and directions.

  • Watch videos of our commencement ceremonies from Fall 2007 through May 2014 here.

  • Graduating in May 2016? Mark your calendar now for Cal U's 182nd Commencement: 

Graduate Commencement
  • Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.
  • Convocation Center
Undergraduate Commencement
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10 a.m.
  • Convocation Center


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Parent and Family Portal

Are you a family member of a graduating student?

Visit our Family and Parents section of the Cal U website for timely information, key deadlines, information about services for your student and more.

Check out the Parent & Family Portal Facebook page and share experiences and information with other parents and family members about upcoming commencement-related activities.