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  • Cal U's 182nd Commencement Celebration

Our 182nd Commencement Celebration was held on May 6 and 7, 2016. Commencement ceremonies are held two times per year, in May and December. August 2016 graduates are invited to attend the December 2016 commencement ceremony.

August 2016 graduation applications are due June 18, 2016. The online graduation application (VIP) opens on May 16, 2016.Learn how to apply for graduation HERE.

Important Post-Event Information:

Congratulations, Class of 2016! You did it!

We hope you had a wonderful commencement weekend with your family and friends. Here are a few follow-up items to pass along:

Our commencement ceremonies can be viewed online:

An electronic version of the commencement program is also posted online:  

Grad Images has posted photos online of all graduates who attended the ceremonies. You may review and purchase your photos online from Grad Images' Customer Service Department is also available to assist you at or 800-261-2576.


    1. Type in your last name.
    2. Enter your school as California University of Pennsylvania (do not select “Grad Fair” option unless you had photos taken at the bookstore during the Graduation Fair as well as the ceremony).
    3. Select class year: 2016.
    4. Click on the “Find My Photos” red button.
    5. View your photos. Enjoy!

Please be sure to update your contact information with the Cal U Alumni Association: Don’t miss out on our many Young Alumni mailings, e-blasts, networking events, insurance offerings, discounted car rental rates, Cal U logo license plate orders, and more.

Diplomas and final transcripts will be available once all degree requirements have been verified AND any outstanding obligations and debts have been cleared, approximately six to eight weeks after the end of the term. Diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on the graduation application, or you can pick up your diploma in your dean’s office when ready (please look for notification via email).

Visit our vendors online anytime for your commencement needs and beyond!

  • Graduating in December 2016? Mark your calendar now for Cal U's 183rd Commencement: 

Graduate Commencement
    • Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.
    • Convocation Center
Undergraduate Commencement
    • Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10 a.m.
    • Convocation Center
  • Watch videos of our commencement ceremonies from Fall 2007 through May 2014 here.


Update your contact information now with Cal U's Alumni Association. Discover special services and perks available only to alumni plus events of interest to you and other graduates.

Did you know Cal U provides lifelong services at no cost to all alumni? Cal U Career Services is proud to assist our graduates with resources and events for lifelong career connections!  Learn now about our valuable Alumni Career Services.

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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.