Commencement Information

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Weather Information

Commencement ceremonies will be held at the university stadium, beginning Friday at 7:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 AM. Gates to stadium events open 90 minutes before start time. We intend to hold ceremonies regardless of the weather report; however, in the event of Severe Weather including thunderstorms, lighting, or high winds, students will be alerted by email and via the campus Emergency Notification system (text, cell phone call, and e-mail) of cancellations or postponements.

Additional information will be communicated on the University’s home page and on the Commencement web-site. Please note, the black rental graduation gowns will bleed black dye if wet and may damage clothing worn underneath the gown.

Three steps to take place in CSU Chico Commencement:

1.    Apply for graduation through academic evaluations.

2.    Register to be a part of Commencement.

3.    Reserve your tickets to Commencement.

Note ( 5/3/2016) No additional tickets are available for Saturday, May 21, 9 am BSS & ECC Commencement at University Stadium.  Stadium is filled to capacity.

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 20-22, 2016.

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.

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

Share Your Commencement Experience

Use #Chico2016 and share your Commencement experience on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn!

Watch last year’s class video, #DearMe: Chico State Class of 2015 Reflects

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Important Dates

April 1

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

May 3

Request additional commencement tickets here.