Attention, Graduating Seniors! GradFest is Coming up

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    A happy (and grateful) graduating senior at GradFest, 2022. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

There’s a big to-do list for graduating seniors on top of all the usual things like exams and projects – you’ve gotta get ready for graduation day in May! GradFest can help and is coming up March 8 and 9 at the Campus Store Complex.

​At GradFest, seniors can order their caps and gowns, learn more about guest tickets for commencement ceremonies, information about the Alumni Association, and more.

Graduating seniors can also learn more about Cultural Celebrations, including Black Graduation, Rainbow Graduation Celebration, UndocuGraduation, Veterans Graduation.

Eligible students must register to attend this free event. There are 3-hour time slots to choose from, either Wednesday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Thursday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note: Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registered students must have their confirmation email ready on their phone or mobile device to be allowed inside. Can’t make it? Keep an eye on the GradFest website as all information will be posted there after the event concludes.

Here are some important dates to keep in mind, as commencement is less than a hundred days away:

March 3: Last day to apply for graduation in order to participate in the 2023 Commencement Ceremony and have your name published in the program.

March 8-9: GradFest 2023 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CSUN Campus Store

March 20-26: Spring Break

March 31: César Chávez Holiday; Campus Closed

May 12: Last day of formal instruction

May 13-19: Final Exams

Graduation Ceremonies 

May 13: Honors Convocation  6 p.m.

May 19: College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Science & Mathematics – 6 p.m.

May 20:  College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (1)

(Africana Studies, Anthropology, Criminology & Justice Studies, Geography, History, Sociology, Urban Studies/Planning) – 8 a.m.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2)

(Political Science, Public Administration, Public Sector Management, Psychology, Social Work)

Michael D. Eisner College of Education – 6 p.m.

May 21: College of Humanities College of Health and Human Development I (Communication Disorders, Family & Consumer Sciences, Kinesiology) – 8 a.m.

College of Health and Human Development 2 (Assisted Tech Studies, Child & Adolescent Development, Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Sciences, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Recreation & Tourism Management) – 6 p.m.

May 22: David Nazarian College of Business & Economics – 8 a.m.

Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, & Communication – 6 p.m.

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