CSU, Chico Commencement


On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration of California State University, Chico, we would like to invite you to join in the celebration of Commencement to be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 17-19, 2019.

The Commencement ceremonies are designed especially for you, your family, and friends to celebrate this momentous event in your lives. We are sure you are proud of your accomplishments. We at the University are proud of you as well.

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To be Eligible to Participate in Commencement You MUST HAVE:

Graduate Then Celebrate

Respect and Protect the Graduation Ceremony

Graduation is as much about you as it is about honoring those who helped you along the way. Make this a positive, memorable experience for your friends and family.

  • Be prompt and prepared
    • Arrive at the staging area at the time you are assigned.
    • Arriving well in advance of the ceremony start time, with your cap, gown, and Wildcat ID card, will ensure your admittance to the stadium and that you can sit with friends.
    • Students who are late or without the required regalia will not be allowed inside the stadium.
  • Celebrate after the ceremony
    • Students under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any controlled substance will not be allowed in the stadium.
    • Alcohol, drugs, controlled substances, and tobacco are prohibited anywhere on campus, including University Stadium.
    • Students under the influence will be required to leave. Your friends and family will not get to watch you graduate.
  • Honor other people’s experiences
    • For most graduates, the ceremony is the greatest achievement of their lives thus far, and the proudest moment for their friends and family. Be respectful of others and follow directions so everyone can enjoy the ceremony with dignity and honor.
    • Students unable to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner will be required to leave. Your friends and family will not get to watch you graduate.
  • Stay until the end
    • Remain seated in your chair unless instructed otherwise, and stay until the ceremony has ended and the platform party has departed the stadium.


Registration for Commencement will begin in March of 2019

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