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Liberal Studies

Applying for Graduation

  • File for graduation one year in advance.
  • Deadlines:
    • Spring graduation – May 15th of the previous year
    • Summer graduation – August 15th of the previous year
    • Fall graduation – December 15th of the previous year.
  • CSU, Chico only holds one commencement ceremony each year and it’s in the spring. If you are graduating in fall or summer, you may choose either the preceding or subsequent ceremony.
  • Inform your advisor when you are ready to file for graduation. Graduation signifies that you will have completed ALL classes required for the degree.
  • Apply for Graduation
  • Sign up for the commencement ceremony the March before the ceremony date. 
  • CSU, Chico only holds one commencement ceremony each year and it’s in the spring. If you are graduating in fall or summer, you may choose either the preceding or subsequent ceremony.
  • If for any reason you need to change your graduation date or have questions regarding filing for graduation, contact the Graduation Advising office at 530-898-5957.