Convocation and Commencement

Convocation and commencement ceremonies serve different purposes and for this reason all graduating students are encouraged to attend both.  Convocation is a special ceremony held only for students graduating from the Craig School of Business.  Each student is individually recognized, on stage, and has a picture taken while shaking the hand of the CSB Dean.  Graduate students are also hooded during convocation.  Commencement is a University-wide ceremony, while convocation is a CSB ceremony.  Faculty and students are expected to wear official regalia at both ceremonies.

Craig School of Business Convocation
Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:45 a.m., Save Mart Center

  • Students need to arrive by 7:00 a.m. and no later than 7:15 a.m.
  • Do NOT wear your Regalia.  Graduates are asked to arrive with robes in hand for visual search by CSC personnel at top of the ramp.
  • All guests entering the Save Mart Center are subject to a search of their person and their property, this includes a visual inspection and a bag inspection conducted by Save Mart Center security personnel.
  • The Save Mart Center prohibits backpacks and any bags larger than 12" x 6" x 12".  The only approved bags are diaper bags, bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12", and medically necessary items (after proper inspection).
  • No beverages allowed in line-up/assembly area.  Graduates will be asked to throw any container/beverages at trash receptacles located at the top of the ramp.
  • Graduates are asked to leave any personal belongings (purses, bags, backpacks) with guests and or leave in vehicle.
  • Tickets are not required. First come first serve seating.
  • Campus Police are encouraging guests/graduates to carpool, arrive early, relaxed parking at Fresno State, Campus Pointe will enforce parking for patrons only.
  • Students who are visibly intoxicated or disruptive will not be allowed in the ceremony venue or will be escorted from the ceremony.

For further information, contact Denise Biggert, (559) 278-2482

University Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:30 p.m., Save Mart Center