Before the Ceremony

Step 1: Apply for Graduation

Each prospective graduate must file for graduation. The Application for Graduation, available in the Office of Admissions and Records or online, should be taken to the Cashier’s Office with the payment of $65.00 during the announced filing periods.

Please direct all questions regarding graduation procedures to the Graduation Unit of the Office of Records and Registration.

Step 2: Register for Commencement

All undergraduate and graduate students who apply for graduation during the fall 2015, spring 2016 or summer 2016 are eligible to participate in the spring Commencement exercises. In order to participate in the spring Commencement exercises, you must register your intent by completing the online Commencement Participation form. Students can access this form in their MyCSUDH Student Center. Simply login to your MyCSUDH account and look for the Commencement Participation link located in the Important Student Links box in your Student Center. The deadline for registering is April 15.

Step 3: Attend Commencement Fair & Commencement 101

Postcard advertising commencement fair - Feb 24 and 25, 2016The CSUDH Commencement Fair is an opportunity to get all of the essentials for commencement including; cap, gown and tassel which are required for the ceremony. Additional commencement items such as honor braids, invitations and announcements, class rings and CSUDH gear will also be for sale.

Can't make Commencement Fair? Check out the Class Gear and Souvenirs page for more information on how to purchase these items online.


2016 Commencement 101 flyer Commencement 101 provides you with all the information you need to prepare for your walk across the stage.  

When: March 9, 1-2pm; March 23, 1-2pm; April 6, 1-2pm; and April 21, 1-2pm.
Where: Loker Student Union, Ballroom B

No registration required to attend Commencement 101.

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