Important Dates for CSUN Spring 2020 Commencement

A crowd of college graduates smile and cheer during a graduation ceremony.

Photo by Lee Choo.

The first CSUN commencement ceremony of the decade is nearly upon us. Here is some important information that spring and summer 2020 graduates need to know:

Students who are eligible and want to participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony need to register no later than the March 6 deadline.

Graduating students should be sure to attend GradFest 2020, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 11-12 at the CSUN Campus Store, for all your graduation needs. It’s at this event that students will tend to essential graduation items such as renting caps and gowns, pre-ordering commencement flowers, class rings, graduation photos, ceremony information and much more.

All graduating students who attend GradFest have a chance to win prizes as well. Prizes will include graduation sashes, diploma frames, license plate frames and much more!

Seniors can also donate to the 2020 Senior Class Gift. Those who contribute $20 will receive an exclusive 2020 class T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit CSUN with A Heart and the CSUN Alumni Association.

All commencement ceremonies and Honors Convocation will take place on the Oviatt Library Lawn unless stated otherwise.

Here are some important dates to note:

March 6: Last day to apply for spring or summer 2020 graduation, in order to participate in the 2020 commencement ceremonies and have your name published in the program.

March 11-12GradFest 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the CSUN Campus Store complex.

March 16-22Spring Break  – no instruction

April 10: Deadline to download and print commencement ceremony commencement ceremony tickets.

May 4: Graduation regalia (caps and gowns) will be available for pickup.

May 9: Honors Convocation – 6 p.m.

May 9-15Final Exams. Confirm time, date and location with your professors before the last class meeting.

May 15: College of Engineering and Computer Science and College of Science and Mathematics Commencement – 6 p.m.

May 16: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Commencement  – 8 a.m.

May 16: Michael D. Eisner College of Education and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences II Commencement – 6 p.m.

May 17: David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Commencement – 8 a.m.

May 17: Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication Commencement – 6 p.m.

May 18: College of Humanities and College of Health and Human Development I Commencement – 8 a.m.

May 18: College of Health and Human Development II Commencement  – 6 p.m.
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