Info for Students

Commencement is the symbolic ceremony marking the close of the participants' academic careers and show commendation for their hard work at CSUDH. It is an opportunity for family, friends, and the CSUDH community to celebrate the accomplishment.

In order to participate, students must be eligible to graduate within the stated semesters and have registered for the commencement ceremony. At the ceremony, students wear their cap and gown, and walk across the stage to receive their certificate of participation. Family and friends are invited to witness the accomplishment and join in the celebration.

Please read the information in this section to learn what is required to participate in commencement, or for more specific questions, read the FAQ and the 2020 Commencement Handbook [PDF coming soon].


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