Commencement Information

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration of CSU, Chico, we would like to invite you to join in the celebration of Commencement to be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15-17, 2015. For a complete commencement schedule click here. For a list of majors and colleges click here.

The Commencement ceremonies are designed especially for you and your family members to join in the celebration of this momentous event in your lives. We are sure you are all very proud of your accomplishments, and we at the University are proud of you as well. As a graduating senior you will have to do two things:

  • Register to participate in Commencement Ceremony
    (Registration will open March 3rd and will close April 30th)

For information on applying for graduation, you will need to follow the directions on the Evaluations website. Call the Office of Academic Evaluations at 530-898-5957 with any questions.

IMPORTANT: When you apply to graduate, apply for the semester in which your full degree requirements will be completed. This might or might not coincide with the semester in which your participate in the Commencement Ceremonies. Congratulations, and the best of luck to you!

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Additional Information

Commencement Ticketing is Now Open

The commencement ticketing system will be open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. If there are any unclaimed tickets on April 30, these tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis, on Tuesday, May 5 at 9 a.m.  For additional information on commencement tickets please read the Tickets FAQ’s

Don't Miss Senior Send-Off - April 28!

If you are a graduating senior come out to Senior Send-Off to enjoy some free food, games, and prizes! Brought to you by the Chico State Alumni Association! 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Commons.

Share Your Commencement Experience

Use #Chico2015 and share your Commencement experience on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn!

Important Dates

April 1

The online ticketing system will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1.