University Affairs, Ceremonies, and Events

Ceremonies at CSUMB

Ceremonial milestones are an important part of campus life as they celebrate the hard work, achievement and success of our students. CSUMB celebrates several each year including New Student Convocation, Honors Convocation, and Commencement. UACE strives to make each of these events memorable and meaningful. 

Photo: Graduate with Latinx stole, arms raised, cheering


New Student Convocation

Held annually in the fall, the New Student Convocation brings the campus together to celebrate new students’ entry into higher education and to officially welcome them to the college. This event fosters a sense of community among students and provide an authentic communication of Cal State Monterey Bay's vision and mission. 

Students smiling at camera


Honors Convocation

Held annually in the spring, Honors Convocation recognizes select students for distinguished academic achievements. Several awards are presented during the ceremony, including the President's Award for Exemplary Student Achievement, Provost's Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement, Outstanding Senior Award for Social Justice, Alumni Vision Award, and Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete Award.  


This is the annual official ceremony in which degrees are conferred on graduating students. Cal State Monterey Bay hosts commencement during the third week of May each year.