CSU, Chico Commencement


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 18-20, 2018.

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 proud of your accomplishments, and we at the University are proud of you as well.

Important Dates:

  • February 9, 2018: Deadline to apply to graduate with Graduation Advising to be listed on the grad shirt and program. Contact Graduation Advising to check on the status of your application HERE.
  • March 7-8, 2018: GradFest at the BMU - Room 008, from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Register for Commencement, rent your cap and gown, and learn about class rings, photographers, and more.  
  • March 7 - April 30, 2018: Register for Commencement HERE.
  • March 7 - April 1, 2018: Rent your cap and gown HERE.
  • April 4 - April 20, 2018: Request your tickets for the Commencement Ceremonies HERE.
    • Students walking in stadium ceremonies will automatically receive up to 7 tickets.
    • Students walking in the Agriculture ceremony in Laxson will automatically receive up to 5 tickets plus 2 simulcast tickets.
  • May 3, 2018: Up to two additional tickets for stadium ceremonies can be requested, while supplies last, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additional ticket ordering begins at 9:00 A.M. HERE.
  • May 1, 2018: Senior Send-Off in Trinity Commons 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
    • Free food and prizes for graduating seniors.
    • Contact: Alumni Office for more information: 530-898-6472
  • May 7-9, 2018: Cap and gown distribution for online orders.
  • May 10-20, 2018: Cap and gown rentals begin for those who DID NOT pre-order.

To be Eligible to Participate in Commencement You MUST HAVE:

  • Filed for Graduation with Graduation Advising
    • For information on applying for graduation, you will need to follow the directions on the Graduation Advising website. Call the Office of Graduation Advising at 530-898-5957 with any questions.
  • Registered for Commencement.






Registration for Commencement will begin March of 2018.

To be eligible to register for Commencement you must apply to graduate with Graduation Advising one year prior to your graduation date.