Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Exercises
All undergraduate or graduate students who have earned degrees (B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.B.A., M.P.A.) during either the summer of 2012 session or fall 2012 semesters, or who are candidates for degrees in spring 2013 or summer 2013 are invited to participate in the 2013 Commencement Exercises.
Location: Home Depot Center Tennis Stadium
Students should be in line no later than one hour prior to their ceremony's start time.
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
- 3:00 pm
School of Health and Human Services and
School of Nursing,
College of Professional Studies
(Line up at 2:00 pm)
- 6:30 pm
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
(Line up at 5:30 pm)
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
- 8:00 am
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
(Line up at 7:00 am)
- 11:00 am
College of Arts and Humanities and
College of Extended and International Education
(Line up at 10:00 am)
- 3:00 pm
College of Education
(Line up at 2:00 pm)
Guest tickets are not required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
The Commencement ceremony is a symbolic landmark in your educational career. It symbolizes the completion of a course of study and the conferral of the appropriate degree. Begun in the Middle Ages, the ceremony involves many venerable traditions, including the wearing of hoods, capes and tassels, and the distinctive caps and mortar boards evolved from attire worn when Commencement was still a religious ceremony associated with ordination.
As educational institutions became more secular, the clothing took on a new significance. Today the colors and designs symbolize the degree, the field of study, and frequently the university granting the degree.
Over the course of your education at CSU Dominguez Hills you have gained knowledge, skills, experience and relationships that you will put to use throughout your lives. Commencement is a very significant milestone. All of us at CSU Dominguez Hills join in celebrating your achievement and look forward to a continuing relationship with you as an alumni of this university.
CSU Dominguez Hills takes pride in offering the Class of 2013 a Commencement Ceremony that celebrates the successful completion of your scholastic requirements. Graduates and guests are asked to conduct themselves with decorum and give proper respect to fellow graduates, guests, and the speakers on the stage.
Although the graduating classes are large, the university wishes to recognize every graduate individually by calling each student to the stage and saying their name. Graduates then return to their seats until the conclusion of the ceremonies when the entire graduating class is recognized.
To ensure that the ceremonies run smoothly, are safe, and honor the graduates and their families:
- No umbrellas are allowed in the stadium
- The use of items, such as beach balls, that detract from the ceremonies is prohibited
- The use of cell phones is restricted to the line up/staging area only
- We ask that everyone attending remain in their seats until the ceremony is concluded
Participation in commencement exercises is a matter of choice and not required to receive your degree.
This website will be continually updated as more information becomes available. For more information call the Office of University Events & Ceremonies at (310) 243-2666 or email email@example.com.