The faculty and staff of California State University, Los Angeles congratulates the Class of 2018. We hope you continue to stay connected and serve as ambassadors to the University by building upon our reputation for excellence. We hope you can join us in May as the University recognizes and honors your academic achievements.

Cal State LA is committed to providing a memorable Commencement experience for the Class of 2018. This year we will be staging 14 ceremonies in the University Gymnasium at the Billie Jean King Sports Complex from May 21 – 25, 2018. The venue will offer a more intimate experience for students and their families. The gymnasium is being upgraded with new seats, improved lighting and an enhanced sound system. Traditions such as marching across the stage, shaking the hand of President William A. Covino, live music, pomp and circumstance, the announcement of each graduate’s name, and the Jumbo Tron will continue. The area stretching from the Main Walkway to the gymnasium will be transformed into a festive Commencement Village featuring vendors, and special photo areas. The gymnasium will provide a safe and comfortable environment not subject to weather conditions.


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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.