CSU, Chico Commencement


On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration of California State University, Chico, we would like to invite you to join in the celebration of Commencement to be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 17-19, 2019.

The Commencement ceremonies are designed especially for you, your family, and friends to celebrate this momentous event in your lives. We are sure you are proud of your accomplishments. We at the University are proud of you as well.

Important Links:

Important Dates:


  • February 15: Last day to apply for graduation in order to have your name listed in the Commencement program and on the back of the Grad T-Shirt.
  • March 6 & 7: Gradfest in the BMU 008, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Get all your Commencement questions answered. Register for the ceremonies and rent your cap and gown.
  • March 6-31: Rent your cap and gown online here.
  • March 6-April 30: Register online to participate in the Commencement ceremonies here.
  • April 3-April 30: Request your tickets for the Commencement ceremonies here. 
    • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences can request up to six tickets per graduate. All other colleges can request up to seven tickets per graduate. These numbers are determined by stadium occupancy.
  • April 30: Senior Send-Off in Trinity Commons, 11 a.m.. - 1 p.m. Free food and prizes for graduating seniors. Contact the Alumni Office for more information: 530-898-6472.
  • May 2-3: If available, up to two additional tickets for stadium ceremonies can be requested, while supplies last, on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available in the same ticketing portal used to get initial tickets. Link here. See the release schedule below:
    "ticket release schedule"
    CollegeRelease Date & Time
    College of Behavioral and Social SciencesMay 2 at 9 a.m.

    College of Agriculture

    College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management

    College of Natural Sciences

    May 2 at 2 p.m.

    College of Business

    College of Humanities and Fine Arts

    May 3 at 9 a.m.
    College of Communication and EducationMay 3 at 2 p.m.
  • May 6-19: Pick up pre-ordered cap and gown in BMU 008, 9 a.m.. - 5 p.m.
  • May 9-19: If you did not pre-order your cap and gown online, you may rent it now in BMU 008.

To be Eligible to Participate in Commencement You MUST HAVE: