Commencement

Student awards

Every year we celebrate the accomplishments of our students and their outstanding achievements. We encourage staff and faculty to acknowledge and celebrate student success by nominating individuals for the awards listed below.

All nominees must be graduating with a degree award date of Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022. Application materials must be submitted to Jennifer Hinds by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

President's Award for Exemplary Student Achievement

The President’s Award for Exemplary Student Achievement is granted to a student who has best demonstrated the values and commitments of CSUMB and achieved all of the following:

  • Is a well-rounded student who has made notable contribution to a particular area of university life through depth of involvement and service as a student leader.
  • Has participated actively as a positive agent of innovation and action, with demonstrated service to the campus community.
  • Has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 (includes transfer credits), not including Spring 2022 grades.
  • Is in good standing and not on probation of any kind.
  • Is an undergraduate with a degree award date of Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022.

President's Graduate Award for Exemplary Regional Stewardship

The President's Graduate Award for Exemplary Regional Stewardship is granted to a well-rounded graduate or credential student with an award date of the current academic year, who has best demonstrated the values and commitments of CSUMB and exhibits all of the following:

  • Notable contribution to a particular area of the community, academic field or university life through depth of involvement and service as a student leader.
  • Positive agent of innovation and action, with demonstrated service to the region.
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 (includes transfer credits), not including graduating term.
  • Good standing and not on probation of any kind.

Provost’s Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

The Provost’s Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement is awarded to a student who:

  • Has demonstrated exemplary achievement in his/her major; stands out personally and academically.
  • Contributes to the learning community of CSUMB.
  • Has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 — includes transfer credits — not including Spring 2022 grades.
  • Is in good standing and not on probation of any kind.
  • Is an undergraduate with a degree award date of Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022.

Provost's Graduate Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

The Provost's Graduate Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement is awarded to a student who:

  • Demonstrates exemplary achievement in their program; stands out personally and academically.
  • Contributes to the learning community of CSUMB as an academic role model and leader.
  • Contributes to the learning and development of others.
  • Achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.8 — includes transfer credits — not including graduating term.
  • Maintained good standing and is not on probation of any kind.
  • Awarded a graduate degree for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022.

Outstanding Senior Award for Social Justice

The Outstanding Senior Award for Social Justice is awarded to a student who:

  • Coordinated or participated in a project with the objective of promoting equity or social justice or generated awareness.
  • Participated actively as a positive agent of change.
  • Provided a service that benefited or improved the quality of life in local or other communities.
  • Maintained good standing and is not on probation of any kind.
  • Awarded a degree for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022.

Alumni Vision Award

The Alumni Vision Award is given in recognition to the graduating student (graduate or undergraduate) who best exemplifies the Vision of CSU Monterey Bay of preparing leaders for a collaborative, multicultural society.

The Alumni Vision Award is awarded to a student who:

  • Manifested the beliefs and tenets of the vision statement through personal example, voice and initiative.
  • Spoke words that touched and moved others in promoting the vision.
  • Provided leadership in a project or activity that extended the vision into the lives of others, especially in the areas of bridging social and economic divides, empowering education, celebrating diversity, and promoting understanding and respect for other cultures and global awareness.
  • Maintained good standing and is not on probation of any kind.
  • Awarded an undergraduate or graduate degree in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022.