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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.

Stay Up-to-Date

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

Mailings and Emails:

Grad Pack (mailing to be sent the week of 10/12/15 to students who have applied by 9/25/15 deadline AND indicated that they plan to attend the ceremony):

Prospective December 2015 Graduate Letter

Summer 2015 Graduate Letter

December 2015 Timeline

Vendor Flyers

Second Mailing to Graduates (distributed via EMAIL to students):

Undergraduate Letter (students attending the ceremony only)

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

Graduate School Letter (students attending the ceremony only)

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

Commencement Checklist (for ALL graduating students)

Parking Map - Undergraduate Ceremony

Parking Map - Graduate Ceremony 


Graduation Fair

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

University Bookstore / Natali Student Center

      • Be sure to order your cap and gown at the bookstore by Novermber 13, 2015.
      • Check out current regalia pricing here.
      • Order announcements and diploma frames online here.


President's Dinner for Graduates

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

Hamer Hall

Open only to graduating students - RSVP here!

Commencement rehearsals 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.