CSU, Chico Commencement

Spring 2018 Commencement Schedule:

Wednesday, May 16

  • 6:30 PM Education Credential Ceremony – Laxson Auditorium

Thursday, May 17

(College ceremony assignments will be announced in April)

  • 4:30 PM Masters Ceremony No. 1 – Laxson Auditorium
  • 7:30 PM Masters Ceremony No. 2 – Laxson Auditorium

Friday, May 18

  • 4:30 PM Agriculture Ceremony – Laxson Auditorium
  • 7:00 PM Behavioral and Social Science Ceremony – University Stadium

Saturday, May 19

  • 8:30 AM Natural Sciences and Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management Ceremony – University Stadium
  • 7:00 PM Communication and Education Ceremony – University Stadium

Sunday, May 20

  • 8:30 AM Humanities and Fine Arts and Business Ceremony – University Stadium

Tickets for Spring 2018 Commencement:

  • 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. 
  • Tickets for graduate ceremonies are TBD

Registration for Commencement will begin in March of 2018. Further details about Commencement can be found, as they are announced on this page.

Announcements about special ceremonies are forthcoming.

If you have additional questions about Commencement you may contact University Public Engagement: 530-898-5917 or commencement@csuchico.edu

Additional Information



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Registration for Commencement will Begin in March of 2018

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


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