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CSUF Celebrates Commencement May 17-18

10,000 Grads and Candidates Eligible to Participate in 55th Annual Ceremony

April 30, 2013 | Updated May 16, 2014

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A graduate waves to family members during last year's ceremonies. More than 10,600 Titans are eligible to participate in the annual rite of passage May 17 and 18.

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What:

More than 10,600 Titans — graduates and candidates for graduation — are eligible to participate in Cal State Fullerton's May 17-18 commencement ceremonies. Attendees are expected to number more than 60,000 during the weekend festivities.

Who:

Richard K. Davis , chairman, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp and Class of  '83 grad who earned his economics degree at CSUF, will address graduates during the May 17 ceremony and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez , currently serving her ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, will keynote the May 18 commencement ceremonies.

When/Where:

Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18 

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

Tickets:

No tickets are needed for the all-university ceremonies at 8 a.m., but tickets are required for admission to all college and department ceremonies that follow.

Broadcast:

The ceremonies will be broadcast live online and may be viewed on the CSUF webpage, AT&T U-verse and Time Warner Cable channel 15-202 in Fullerton, Placentia, Santa Ana and Seal Beach. The ceremonies can be heard on Titan Internet Radio. Images from pre-commencement events, including cultural recognition ceremonies, can be seen in the Commencement 2014 Flickr collection.

Faculty Marshals:

Faculty marshals, by college, are: 


  • ARTS — Mitchell J. Fennell, professor of music
  • COMMUNICATIONS — Douglas Swanson, professor of communications; Edith C. Li, professor of human communication studies; and Edward J. Fink, professor of radio-TV-film
  • EDUCATION — Lisa D. Kirtman, associate dean, College of Education and former professor of elementary and bilingual education
  • ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE — Shahin Ghazanshahi, professor of electrical engineering
  • HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT — Pamella H. Oliver, professor of child and adolescent studies
  • HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES — Irena Praitis, professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics 
  • MIHAYLO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS — Mira Farka, associate professor of economics
  • NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS — Morteza Jamshidian, professor of mathematics

Commencement Eve:

The annual Honors Convocation to recognize student achievements begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, in Meng Concert Hall of the university's Clayes Performing Arts Center.

Also Friday, May 16, 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 2014 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 Ceremonies

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

SATURDAY, MAY 17

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

College of Communications
Communications — Titan Stadium
Radio-TV-Film — courtyard east of Titan Shops/Commons

College of Health and Human Development
Nursing — Tent in the southwest corner of Parking Lot A, south of the Children's Center
(The pinning ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in Titan Gym.)
Social Work — Clayes Performing Arts Center, Little Theatre
Human Services — Titan Gym

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
American Studies, Comparative Religion — Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall
Anthropology, Environmental Studies and Geography — Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
History, European Studies — west entrance of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building
Psychology — west entrance of Titan Gym
Women and Gender Studies — Titan Student Union, Titan Theater

Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Business Administration-Entertainment and Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Management concentrations and MBA — lawn north of Titan Gym

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics — lawn west of the Engineering Building

SUNDAY, MAY 18

College of Communications
Communication Disorders, Communication Studies — courtyard east of Titan Shops/Commons

College of Education — Titan Gym

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

College of Health and Human Development
Child and Adolescent Development — west side of Titan Gym
Public Health, Health Science and Kinesiology — Titan Stadium
Counseling — Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ethnic Studies - African-American, Asian American, Chicano Studies; Philosophy — Clayes Performing Arts Center, Little Theatre
English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics — west entrance of Humanities-Social Sciences Building
Gerontology — Ruby Gerontology Center, Mackey Auditorium
Liberal Studies — Ruby Gerontology Center parking lot
French, Japanese Spanish, TESOL, Latin American Studies — Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
Political Science, Public Administration and Criminal Justice — Parking lot west of tennis courts/corner of Gymnasium and West Campus drives (northwest corner of campus)
Sociology — Tent, southwest corner of Parking Lot A, south of the Children's Center)

Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Business Administration-Accounting, Economics, International Business, Information Systems and Decision Sciences and Marketing concentrations — lawn north of Titan Gym
Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems, Information Technology and Taxation — lawn north of Titan Gym

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