Grad FairCultural Graduate CelebrationsDepartment CelebrationsAfter Commencement Receptions


March 20 & 21, 2018
Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd floor
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For the 22nd year, the Cal State LA Alumni Association hosted Grad Fair, the one-stop shop for graduating students to get everything they need for Commencement. The event was the first opportunity for students to reserve their commencement tickets, buy their cap and gown, have their portraits taken, pre-order their Commencement flowers, get their class ring, purchase their custom sashes, and much more.
Questions? Please visit the Alumni Association website or call (323) 343-2586 or email
If you have questions about your eligibility for Commencement, please email
If you have questions about your graduation application, please contact the Graduation Office at (323) 343-3890 or email


Queer Pride Grad Celebration
Date/Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 6 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles Room, University-Student Union, 3rd floor
Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) Grad Celebration
Date/Time: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 12 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles Room, University-Student Union, 3rd floor
Black Grad Celebration
Date/Time: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 11 a.m.
Location: Luckman Theatre
Chicanx / Latinx / Raza Grad Celebration
Date/Time: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4 p.m.

These ceremonies and celebrations are great opportunities to acknowledge your academic achievements, honor your families, communities and other significant people in your lives, and to celebrate the cultural influences that have contributed to your academic success. The ceremonies are open to all students who register to participate. Signups for the Cultural Grad Celebrations presented by the Cross Cultural Centers at Cal State LA started on Friday, February 2, 2018 and concluded on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Questions? Please visit the Cross Cultural Centers website or call at (323) 343-5110 for more information.



Currently, there are no scheduled departmental celebrations.


May 21 - 24, 2018
Location: John F. Kennedy Memorial Library North Walkway (across the Music Building)
Time: Immediately after each ceremony for an hour*

Graduates and their families can gather for an hour to take pictures and meet the faculty of their college. 

May 25, 2018
College of Arts and Letters
Location: Music Building Patio
Time: Immediately after each ceremony for an hour.

* Subject to change. Not all ceremonies will have a formal reception.

Commencement Hotline: (323) 343-4723  |
All information is subject to change. Please visit the website regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Updated: May 17, 2018
The California State University, Los Angeles Commencement ceremonies  will be photographed and/or recorded. By entering the event space, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to have your likeness, image, voice, and appearance photographed and recorded for commercial purposes and used as embodied in titles TBD whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audio tapes or other media, now known or later developed, and to be included in a non-commercial promotional and news video.