CSU, Chico Commencement

In-Person Ceremony Information


The ceremonies are for graduates only. Masks and social distancing are required. 

No guests may park in University parking lots or gather in the vicinity of University Stadium. The ceremonies will not be visible from outside the stadium. University Staff and Police will be monitoring the perimeter. 

Friends and family should watch the livestream from home which will stream simultaneously with each ceremony from the Chico State homepage. 

Graduate Instructions

  • Arrive 45min before your ceremony starts to intramural fields 6/7 behind University Stadium
  • Graduates must be dressed in full regalia
  • Have a valid photo ID (ex: Wildcat ID, drivers license) and ticket available upon arrival. They will be checked at multiple points.
  • Have your GradPass ticket. Do not loose it. It will be scanned at check-in and at the stage. Printed is preferred, but it can be displayed on a phone. Make sure your screen is not cracked, which can prevent scanning. Take a screenshot of your ticket so it's easy to access.
    • May 16 Ceremonies: GradPass tickets were emailed May 13
    • May 20-23 Ceremonies: GradPass tickets will be emailed by May 19 
  • Graduates must wear a mask at all times

Parking and Drop-off


  • There will be a drop-off area in the health center parking lot.


  • Parking is available at University Stadium. Enter from Water St. – adjacent to the health center. The lot will open one hour ahead of each ceremony. 
  • Be prepared to display your Commencement ticket and regalia for entry. Your ticket will be emailed to you by May 12. 
  • No guests may park in the lot or gather in the vicinity of University Stadium. 
  • Other University parking lots are also available.
  • Please visit the Parking Services website for more information. 

Accessible Parking

  • Accessible parking spaces will be available in the University Stadium parking lot.