Cal U's 182nd Commencement Celebration
Commencement ceremonies are held two times per year, in May and December. NO TICKETS are issued for the ceremonies. It is first come, first served seating in our Convocation Center.
May 2016 graduation applications were due on Friday, March 4, 2016. The online graduation application through VIP is now closed.
If you missed the application deadline, please contact your dean's office immediately with any questions or concerns about the May 2016 Graduation Application Process.
January 2016 graduates are invited to attend the May 2016 commencement ceremony.
Please refer to the links located to the LEFT for ceremony details, pricing on caps and gowns, disability access information and more.
Emails/Mailings: (correspondence sent to graduating students)
Commencement Details (EMAIL sent on 3/10/16 to students who have applied by 3/4/16 deadline AND to January 2016 graduates):
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Undergraduate Commencement Honors Determination Emails: Emails were sent the week of 3/14/16 to May 2016 undergraduate students who qualify for honors cords and to January 2016 undergraduate graduates who have earned academic honors. An email was also be sent to undergraduate 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 policy. The Bookstore will have a listing of qualifying students and will distribute honors cords beginning on the date of the Graduation Fair through commencement day.
Caps, Gowns, and Tassels...Oh My! (email to ALL graduating students on 3/18/16)
Let the countdown to graduation begin! (email to ALL graduating students on 4/5/16)
It's your chance to make a difference! (email to ALL graduating students on 4/15/16)
Second Mailing to Graduates (MAILING on 4/22/16 and ONLY to candidates planning to attend commencement ceremonies):
Undergraduate Letter (BACHELOR and ASSOCIATE DEGREE candidates attending the ceremony only)
Undergraduate Ceremony Instructions and Details (BACHELOR and ASSOCIATE DEGREE candidates attending the ceremony only)
Graduate School Letter (MASTER'S DEGREE candidates attending the ceremony only)
Graduate School Ceremony Instructions and Details (MASTER'S DEGREE candidates attending the ceremony only)
Parking Map - Undergraduate Ceremony
Parking Map - Graduate Ceremony
Reminder to RSVP for President's Dinner for Graduates (email sent on 4/25/16 to ALL graduating students)
Are you ready?! Commencement Checklist (email to ALL graduating students)
Final Event Details (email ONLY to students planning to attend the ceremonies)
Undergraduate Walking List - FINAL
Undergraduate Instructions and Details - FINAL
Be sure to "save the dates" listed below and keep checking to this web page for more details as the semester progresses.
Monday, March 21, 2016 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 Friday, April 1, 2016.
Check out current regalia pricing here.
Can't attend the Fair? Visit our vendors online anytime for your commencement needs and beyond!
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Open only to graduating students - RSVP here by 4/28/16
Commencement rehearsals will be held immediately following dinner.
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Check here for our campus map and directions.
Watch videos of our commencement ceremonies from Fall 2007 through May 2014 here.
Graduating in December 2016? Mark your calendar now for Cal U's 183rd Commencement:
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10 a.m.
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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.