CSUF News Service

CSUF Celebrates Commencement May 18-20

 

Almost  12,000 Titans — graduates and candidates for graduation — are eligible to participate in Cal State Fullerton's annual commencement ceremonies. This year ushers in a new format for the annual celebration with the ceremonies kicking off Friday, May 18, and continuing through Sunday, May 20.

The university will hold a single university ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, featuring keynote speaker Earl Lewis, former president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, now professor of history and African American and African studies at the University of Michigan. 

Graduating students from the University Honors, President's Scholars and Guardian Scholars programs will be recognized during the campuswide program, which will be followed by the commencement ceremonies for the colleges of Health and Human Development, and Education.

Saturday and Sunday will feature the ceremonies for the university's other six colleges at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

No tickets are needed for the all-university ceremony, but tickets are required for entrance to all college and department ceremonies.

The schedule of ceremonies:

Friday, May 18

5:30 p.m.
UNIVERSITY CEREMONY
Intramural Field (athletics fields north of Titan Gym)

7 p.m. (approximate)
COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

  • Athletic Training, Health Science, Kinesiology and Public Health — Intramural Field (athletics fields north of Titan Gym)
  • Child and Adolescent Development, Human Services — Titan Stadium
  • Counseling — Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall
  • Social Work — Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
  • Nursing — Engineering and Computer Science Lawn

(The nurse pinning ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in Titan Gym)

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Titan Gym
(Credential ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Titan Gym)

Saturday, May 19

8 a.m.
COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Engineering and Computer Science Lawn

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Psychology – Titan Stadium
  • Comparative Literature, English and Linguistics — Titan Gym
  • Environmental Studies and Geography — Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
     

MIHAYLO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

  • Business Administration — Accounting, Decision Sciences, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Professional Business; International Business; Accountancy, Decision Sciences, Information Technology, Taxation — Intramural Field (athletics fields north of Titan Gym)

 
5 p.m.
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Liberal Studies — Titan Gym
  • Women and Gender Studies – Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
  • American Studies and Religious Studies/Comparative Religion – Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall

 
MIHAYLO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

  • Business Administration — Business Economics, Entertainment and Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management; Economics, MBA —Intramural Field (athletics fields north of Titan Gym)

 
COLLEGE OF NATIONAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
Engineering and Computer Science Lawn

Sunday, May 20

8 a.m.
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communication Studies, Communicative Disorders — Titan Gym

 
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Intramural Field (athletics fields north of Titan Gym)

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration — Titan Stadium
  • Latin American Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, TESOL — Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
  • Sociology – Engineering and Computer Science Lawn


5 p.m.
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cinema and Television Arts, Screenwriting — Titan Gym
  • Communications —Intramural Field (athletics fields north of Titan Gym)

 
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Anthropology — Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall
  • Ethnic Studies (African American, Asian American, Chicana and Chicano studies), Philosophy — Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
  • European Studies, History — Engineering and Computer Science Lawn

 
Parking:

Special Commencement 2018 parking permits are required for on-campus parking. Due to limited on-campus parking, carpooling is recommended; parking is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no recreational vehicles are allowed.

Pick-up/drop-off areas for ride share services, limos and taxis are designated at College Park and Titan Hall.

Persons with disabilities will be directed to accessible parking if they have a DMV placard/DP plate.

A map of the campus is available online. 

Cultural Programs

Prior to commencement, Cal State Fullerton will celebrate its diverse student population though a series of cultural recognition events. The events, open to all graduating students regardless of ethnicity or sexual orientation, will be held in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion. Reservations are requested; please check online for details.

May 5
1-3 p.m. — Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Recognition Celebration
7-9 p.m. — Lavender Celebration (for LGBTQ students and allies)

May 6
1-3 p.m. — Pan-Afrikan Recognition Ceremony

May 11
6-8 p.m. — Pilipino American Recognition Celebration

May 12
5:30-9:30 p.m. — Chicanx/Latinx and Native American Graduation Celebration

May 13
Noon-3 p.m. — Dreamers Recognition Ceremony

For further information on the cultural student recognition ceremonies, please visit the Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers website.

Additional Information

Broadcast:
The Friday, May 18, Universary Ceremony will be streamed live at 5:30 p.m. on the CSUF Titan TV  website, as well as CSUF Facebook. The ceremony also may be viewed in some cities covered by Spectrum or AT&T cable systems. Please check the local cable channel lineup.

Commencement also will be covered on the university’s official social media platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat (csufofficial). Graduates are urged to use #CSUF2018 when posting on Twitter and Instagram so posts can be shared on Wakelet.

Website: www.fullerton.edu/commencement

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