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Commencement To Draw Upwards of 50,000 Guests

10,500 Grads and Candidates Expected to Take Part in 54th Annual Commencement

May 10, 2013

What:

Nearly 10,500 grads and candidates for graduation are eligible to participate in Cal State Fullerton's May 25-26 commencement ceremonies. Attendees are expected to number more than 50,000 during the weekend festivities.

Who:

Keynote speakers for the universitywide ceremonies are Cal State Fullerton alumni Marc Cherry, Emmy Award-winning producer, on May 25 and Orange County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Guerrero Macias on May 26. They will be speaking at the universitywide ceremonies.

When/Where:

Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26
Both commencement ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. on the athletics fields north of Titan Gym. College and department exercises and celebrations will follow at various locations throughout campus (listed below), 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Tickets:

Tickets are not needed for the all-university ceremonies at 8 a.m., but are required for admission to all college and department exercises/celebrations that follow. This year, the university is using an e-ticket order system; scanners will be in use at all venues.

Broadcast:

The ceremonies will be broadcast live on the Internet and may be viewed on the CSUF webpage, as well as on AT&T U-verse and Channel 98 in Fullerton, Placentia, Santa Ana and Seal Beach; and heard on Titan Internet Radio. Images from pre-commencement events, including the Senior BBQ and cultural recognition ceremonies can be see in the Commencement 2013 Flickr collection.

Faculty Marshals:

Faculty marshals, by college, are:
Arts — Todd L. Miller, professor of music
Communications — Genelle I. Belmas, associate professor of communications; Kurt P. Kitselman, professor of human communication studies; and Jule Selbo, associate professor of radio-TV-film
Education — Dawn Person, professor of educational leadership
Engineering and Computer Science — Mariko Molodowitch, associate professor of computer science
Health and Human Development — Jie W. Weiss, professor of health science
Humanities and Social Sciences — George M. Dery, professor of criminal justice
Natural Sciences and Mathematics — Mortaza Jamshidian, professor of mathematics
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics — Lori A. Muse, professor of management

Commencement Eve:

The annual Honors Convocation to recognize student achievements will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Meng Concert Hall of the university's Clayes Performing Arts Center. Also Friday, May 24, is the 10 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony on the Engineering and Computer Science lawn and the 5 p.m. Teacher Credential Ceremony in Titan Gym.

Website:

www.fullerton.edu/commencement

Parking:

Special Commencement parking permits are required for on-campus parking. Limited to vehicles with three or more occupants, on-campus parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Late arrivals or cars with fewer than three people will be directed to park at off-campus parking areas.

Levels 1 and 2 of the State College Parking Structure and Parking Lot I (east of the Education-Classroom Building) have been designated for the disabled whose vehicles display DMV placard or DP plate; limited shuttles will be available. Map of the campus is available online.

College and Department Exercises/Celebrations

(Approximate starting time is 9:30 a.m., except where noted)

SATURDAY, MAY 25

College of the Arts — Parking lot west of tennis courts/corner of Gymnasium and West Campus drives (northwest corner of campus)

Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Business Administration-Accounting and Finance concentrations, M.A. Economics, MBA and M.S. in Accountancy, Information Systems, Information Technology and Taxation — Athletics field north of Titan Gym

College of Health and Human Development
Child and Adolescent Studies — West side of Titan Gym
Counseling — Meng Concert Hall, Clayes Performing Arts Center
Health Science, Human Services, Kinesiology, Public Health — Titan Stadium
Nursing — Patio east of Titan Shops/Commons (plus 2 p.m. May 26 pinning ceremony in Titan Gym)
Social Work — Little Theatre, Clayes Performing Arts Center

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English, Comparative Literature, Linguistics — West side of Humanities-Social Sciences Building
French, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Spanish, TESOL — Portola Pavilion, Titan Student Union
Gerontology — Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center
Liberal Studies — Titan Gym
Sociology — Tent in the southwest corner of Parking Lot A (south of the Children's Center)

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics — Lawn west of Engineering Building

SUNDAY, MAY 26

Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Business Administration-Business Economics, Entertainment and Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Management Science, Marketing, and Risk Management and Insurance concentrations and B.A. Economics — Athletics field north of Titan Gymnasium

College of Communications
Communications — Titan Stadium
Communicative Disorders and Speech Communication — Tent in the southwest corner of Parking Lot A (south of the Children's Center)
Radio-TV-Film — Patio east of Titan Shops

College of Education — Titan Gym

College of Engineering and Computer Science — Lawn west of Engineering Building

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Afro-Ethnic Studies/Asian American/Chicano-Chicana Studies/Philosophy — Little Theatre, Clayes Performing Arts Center
American Studies/Religious Studies — Meng Concert Hall, Clayes Performing Arts Center
Anthropology/Environmental Studies — Portola Pavilion, Titan Student Union
History/European Studies — West side of Humanities-Social Sciences Building
Political Science/Public Administration/Criminal Justice — Parking lot west of tennis courts/corner of Gymnasium and West Campus drives (west side of campus)
Psychology — West entrance to Titan Gym
Women and Gender Studies — Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center

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