Commencement Information

Commencement 2017 Schedule

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Master's Commencement Ceremony #1(College ceremony assignments to be announced in April)
4:30 pm, Laxson Auditorium (ticketed)

Master's Commencement Ceremony #2(College Ceremony assignments to be announced in April)
7:30 pm, Laxson Auditorium (ticketed)

Friday, May 19, 2017

College of Agriculture
4:30 pm, Laxson Auditorium (ticketed)

College of Communication and Education
College of Natural Sciences

University Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (ticketed) 
Gates open for guests at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Fine Arts

University Stadium, 9:00 a.m. (ticketed) 
Gates open for guests at 7:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management
College of Business
University Stadium, 9:00 a.m. (ticketed)
Gates open for guests at 7:30 a.m.

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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 19-21, 2017.

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!

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

Stay Connected to the Chico State Alumni Association:

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.