Commencement 2018


If you have applied for your graduation check, please make sure you have paid the fee. If you haven’t paid, you are not eligible to graduate.

The graduation ceremony for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will take place on Saturday, May 19th

Graduates from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are eligible for EIGHT free guest tickets.





Ceremony Site*

University Ceremony

Friday, May 18th

5:30 p.m.

 map legend 1Intramural Field

Ceremony Site opens for guests

Saturday, May 19th

4:00 p.m.

 map legend 6aEngineering and  Computer Science Lawn

College Grad Assembly Area

Saturday, May 19th

4:20 p.m.

 map legend 6aCourtyard in between Engineering and  Computer Science Buildings

College/Program Ceremony

Saturday, May 19th

5:00 p.m.

  map legend 6Engineering and Computer Science Lawn

commencement map

We estimate that the college graduation will last two hours. All Commencement Ceremonies will be over by 7pm.

Tickets will only be available electronically! Graduates may print out their tickets between April 2-19, 2018 at the following link:

After April 19, tickets will no longer be available, except for an “extra ticket” distribution from April 24 -26 for venues that have not completely filled and can accommodate more guests. The extra tickets will also be electronic and can be printed out at the following link (see link above). Tickets will be given out in pre-determined numbers to graduates on a first-come/first-served basis.

Warning: Each ticket will have its own unique scanning pattern. Once a ticket has been scanned, it is no longer usable. Duplicating tickets will only mean that some of your guests will be turned away at the venue because their tickets are not valid. Hard copy of the printed tickets must be presented for entrance into the college graduation ceremony. Ticket images presented on electronic devices will not be accepted.

Parking Permits and Name Cards: Graduates can pick up two commencement parking permits, along with a name card for them to complete for the announcement of their name at the college graduations, at GradFest (April 3-5 at Titan Shops and April 18 at Irvine Campus) or at TitanCard located on the first floor of Pollak Library April 9-May 18, 2018.

GRAD FEST – April 3rd – 5th (Tent located in front of Titan Shops) Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Money-saving graduation packages and one-stop graduation shopping will be available at Grad Fest. This is the ideal opportunity to purchase a cap and gown, pick up your free commencement 2018 parking permits, name cards, arrange photography appointments, order announcements, purchase a class ring, and pick up additional information on commencement, the CSUF Alumni Association and more.


April 3 – May 18, 2018

- Cap Gown (required)

- Tassel (required)

- CSUF Announcements

- Diploma frames


Formal Commencement Picture Sittings:

Studio 94 Photography (1–877–636–9690 / located in Fullerton.

Graduation Photos:

Cal State Fullerton has arranged for Grad Images (800-628-4509) to photograph each graduate at the moment he or she crosses the platform at the College Ceremonies. Proofs and information on ordering prints will be e-mailed with no cost or obligation to participants. Guests who wish to take pictures must plan to do so from their seats only and are encouraged to use a telephoto lens.



Below is a list of important dates as you approach Commencement. These dates include special events hosted by the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association.

  • 4/3-5 | GradFest, Main Campus
  • 4/18 | GradFest, Irvine Campus
  • 4/19 | Grad BBQ | The Alumni Association will host a celebratory graduation BBQ for graduates and their friends at the Alumni House from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a free lunch, great giveaways and helpful information about services for new alumni
  • 5/18-20 | Commencement
  • 5/31 - Last day to purchase the Tuffy Tote offer and Alumni Association membership at a discounted rate.