Student information

Congratulations! You’re almost to the finish line after a lot of hard work.

Apply to graduate

Students must apply to graduate by April 3 to guarantee that their name will be listed in the Commencement program. Students must apply to graduate by May 1 to receive tickets.

Housing extensions

Graduating students who live in student housing may request an extension of their move-out day so that they can easily attend the Commencement ceremony on Sunday.

Order regalia

Regalia — a cap and gown for undergraduate students or a gown and hood for graduate students — is required for participation in the commencement ceremony and can be ordered through Herff Jones

Important dates

March 1 | Last day to order and pick up at GradFest 

April 20 | Last day for shipping

Attend GradFest

GradFest is a one-stop shop for graduating seniors. Students can purchase caps and gowns, order Commencement invitations, have graduation portraits taken and socialize with other graduates.

Visit the GradFest page to learn more.

COVID-19 information

CSUMB works to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students, staff, faculty and guests. Please review our COVID-19 protocols for event spaces prior to your arrival.

Your attendance at campus-sponsored events is your agreement to abide by all COVID-19 protocols.

CSUMB Alumni Association

Take advantage of your free CSUMB Alumni Association membership. Visit the Alumni Association page to learn more.

Pay it forward

Continue to connect with CSUMB and help other students get to the finish line. Learn how your generosity can be put to work.

Contact information

For additional information, please email our Commencement staff at