May 17-18, 2019

May 17th 3:30PM: College of Education and College of Science

May 18th 9:30AM: College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

May 18th 3:30PM: College of Business and College of Health Sciences and Human Services


CSU Monterey Bay is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable commencement ceremony. This event provides an opportunity for family members to honor graduates as they receive their degrees. Students may request up to six (6) complimentary tickets for the ceremony. This is for Fall 18, Spring 19 and Summer 19 graduates. Tickets will be available electronically, details on how to request tickets will be sent via email to all students who have applied to graduate.

As the university’s graduating classes have grown since CSU Monterey Bay’s founding, crowds in Freeman Stadium have also grown. Obviously, the stadium’s safe capacity must not be exceeded. A free commencement ticketing plan is in place. By order of the State Fire Marshal and for safety purposes, all attendees age 2 or older are required to have a ticket to attend commencement. The process will be fair and equitable while still maintaining the safety of this event and enabling maximum attendance for family members.

Any student who has tickets he or she does not need, may share them with another participating student using the Commencement Facebook page. The sale of commencement tickets is expressly prohibited by the Student Conduct Code. Please make sure if you receive tickets from another student that they are for the same ceremony as yours. All of the tickets have a ceremony date/time that they are valid for.

If you or your guests require special accommodations for disabilities, please visit the Disability Accommodations web information and/or contact Student Disability Resources.

Check our FAQs.

Parking & traffic

Each graduating student is provided two parking permits, you will need to pick these up at Gradfest or between April 9-26th at the Campus Service Center. These parking permits are the only permits valid for commencement parking areas. All other CSUMB parking permits are not valid for commencement parking areas on Commencement Day.

Carpooling is encouraged.

Enter the campus on General Jim Moore Blvd. at Lightfighter Dr. and follow the signed route to Commencement Parking. Staff will be on site to direct traffic to appropriate parking areas.

Commencement Parking FAQs

Alternative Viewing

Alternate viewing areas will be available at the World Theater. This venue offers indoor viewing on the big screen. No tickets are required at off-site viewing locations. The ceremony will also be broadcast on campus cable channel 72 and via the Internet at

To purchase a Commencement DVD:


Students and employees are still needed to volunteer/work at commencement. Please email Christina Rocchi,, to volunteer/work the event.

Social Media

"Like" the Cal State Monterey Bay Commencement page on Facebook. Use the hashtag #MBgrad19 on social media.

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