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CSUF Celebrates Commencement May 21-22

What:

More than 10,500 Titans — graduates and candidates for graduation — are eligible to participate in Cal State Fullerton's May 21-22 commencement ceremonies. Attendees are expected to number more than 68,000 during the weekend festivities.

Who:  

Famed soprano and CSUF alumnus Deborah Voigt  will give the keynote address at the Saturday, May 21, celebration; Univision anchor María Elena Salinas will keynote the Sunday, May 22, ceremony. 

When:

Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22

Where:

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 entrance to all college and department ceremonies that follow.

Broadcast:

The ceremonies will be broadcast live online and may be viewed on the CSUF website and when televised by AT&T U-verse and Time Warner Cable channel 15-202 in Fullerton, Placentia, Santa Ana and Seal Beach. The ceremonies also can be heard on Titan Internet Radio.

Commencement also will be covered on the University’s official social media platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat (csufofficial). Graduates urged to use  #CSUF2016 when posting on Twitter and Instagram so posts can be shared on Storify.

Images from precommencement events, including cultural recognition ceremonies, can be seen in the Commencement 2016 Flickr collection.

Faculty Marshals:

Faculty marshals, by college, are: 


  • Arts — Dana Lamb, professor emeritus of art
  • Communications — Jeffrey Brody, professor of communications              
  • Education — Kimberly Norman, professor of elementary and bilingual education
  • Engineering and Computer Science — Uksun Kim, chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering
  • Health and Human Development — Lee Brown, professor of kinesiology     
  • Humanities and Social Sciences — Terri Snyder, professor of American studies
  • Mihaylo College of Business and Economics — Shaun Pichler, associate professor of management
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics — Scott Annin, professor of mathematics  

Commencement Eve:

The annual Honors and Scholars Awards program to recognize student achievements begins at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, in Meng Concert Hall of the University's Clayes Performing Arts Center.

Also May 20, is the 10 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in Portola Pavilion of the Titan Student Union and the 5 p.m. Teacher Credential Ceremony in Titan Gym.

Website:

www.fullerton.edu/commencement

Parking:

Special Commencement 2016 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 21

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

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

College of Education — Titan Gym

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

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, History, European Studies — west entrance of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building
French, Japanese, Spanish, TESOL, Latin American Studies — Portola Pavilion, Titan Student Union
Philosophy  — Little Theatre, Clayes Performing Arts Center
Sociology — Southwest corner of Parking Lot A, south of the Children's Center
Women and Gender Studies — Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center

Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Business Administration-Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Economics, Decision Sciences, Information Systems and Professional Business (online) concentrations; Economics; and graduate programs other than MBA — athletics fields north of Titan Gym

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

SUNDAY, MAY 22

College of Communications
Communications — Titan Stadium
Cinema and Television Arts/Radio-TV-Film — courtyard east of Titan Shops/Commons

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

College of Health and Human Development
Human Services — Titan Gym
Nursing — Tent in the southwest corner of Parking Lot A, south of the Children's Center
(The pinning ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in Titan Gym.)
Social Work — Little Theatre, Clayes Performing Arts Center

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
American Studies, Comparative Religion, Environmental Studies and Geography — Meng Concert Hall, Clayes Performing Arts Center
Anthropology, Liberal Studies — Portola Pavilion, Titan Student Union
English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics — west entrance of Humanities-Social Sciences Building
Gerontology — Ruby Gerontology Center, Mackey Auditorium
Political Science, Public Administration and Criminal Justice — Parking Lot D west of tennis courts/corner of Gymnasium and West Campus drives (northwest corner of campus)
Psychology — west entrance of Titan Gym

Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Business Administration-Entertainment and Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance concentrations; International Business and MBA programs — athletics fields north of Titan Gym.

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