Graduate Studies

Masters Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Laxson Auditorium
California State University, Chico Campus

4:30 p.m. Ceremony: College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

3:45 p.m. Students check-in at assembly
(Assembly Location: lawn outside of Ayres Hall, or in case of rain, Ayres Hall)
4:00 p.m. Doors open for guest seating
4:30 p.m. Ceremony begins

7:30 p.m. Ceremony: College of Business, College of Communication and Education, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Natural Sciences

6:45 p.m. Students check-in at assembly
(Assembly Location: lawn outside of Ayres Hall, or in case of rain, Ayres Hall)
7:00 p.m. Doors open for guest seating
7:30 p.m. Ceremony begins

Ceremony Schedule by College and Program

If you are graduating from the College of Agriculture, click here for your College of Agriculture Ceremony.

Before the Ceremonies:

  • Register to participate in Commencement Ceremony. Registration is open March 1-May 1, 2018.
    All students must register for commencement to participate. Eligibility to register:
    • Summer 2017 graduates
    • Fall 2017 graduates
    • Spring 2018 candidates for graduation
    • If candidates for Summer 2018 & Fall 2018 graduation wish to walk early in the Spring 2018 ceremonies, they must first submit an appeal to walk early.  These students are allowed to register if their appeal has been approved.  Early Commencement Participation Information (Walking Early)

Information for Faculty

Faculty Registration

Faculty registration will begin in April. Faculty will participate in the procession and will be seated on the stage in Laxson. Seating is limited. If you would like to join us on May 17 please register no later than May 7. (College Deans do not register as faculty. Deans will receive a separate invitation to RSVP for the platform party area on the stage.)


Faculty and Dean participants are required to wear regalia. The deadline to order regalia from the Wildcat Store was April 5. Please contact Cathi at for more information.


Faculty will meet at Ayres Lawn 30 minutes prior to the ceremony in order to line up for the processional. Deans should arrive at the the north end of the Laxson Auditorium portico 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Information for Families & Guests

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