Additional Graduation Ceremonies and Events

The following events are provided by individual colleges, departments, or programs and are in addition to University Commencement.  They provide information and resources for graduates in addition to providing opportunities for departments, schools and/or colleges to recognize individual students graduating from a specific area. Hooding ceremonies for master’s and doctoral degree students also take place during these events. Students are encouraged to attend the university-wide University Commencement as well as these events and ceremonies.

Some events require tickets, so please check carefully.  Any questions regarding the events below should be directed to the specific department, college, or program.

NOTE: Schedules below are subject to change; please check this webpage on a regular basis for most up-to-date schedule of events.

 SECURITY DETAILS

ALL CEREMONY VENUES

In order to provide a safe and secure environment for all, the following items are not permitted at Fresno State graduation ceremony venues, but not limited to:

  • Hoverboards

  • Bottles, cans coolers or similar containers

  • Food, drinks or illegal substances

  • Any weapon, including guns, stun guns, chains, studded bracelets

  • Video equipment, professional camera, tripods or recording devices

  • Laser pointers, aerosol cans, noise-makers, fireworks

  • Helium balloons

  • Tobacco and Smoking, including e-cigarettes or vapors

  • Lighters of any kind

  • Selfie sticks

  • Pets or non-service animals

  • Explosives

  • Handcuffs, Brass knuckles, Sticks, Clubs, Batons, Martial arts instruments

  • Pepper spray, Tear gas

  • Knives of any kind

  • Any other items determined to be unacceptable or dangerous by venue management

Any signage that will obstruct the view of other ceremony guests for an extended period of time may be subject to removal by venue management.

SAVE MART CENTER CEREMONIES

Bag inspection and electronic wanding will be in effect Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 for all Save Mart Center graduation ceremonies. All students, faculty, staff, volunteers, guests, and vendors are advised to review the statement below and allow extra time to enter the facility:

  • 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. Persons entering the facility, as a condition of the license to enter, may be subject to search by electronic wand regardless of whether they are carrying any of the above-mentioned items. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items.

  • 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). All bags are subject to search.

  • To ensure a smooth and efficient security process when entering the Save Mart Center, graduates and faculty wearing academic regalia are advised to carry their robes into event venues and then dress in designated lineup areas.

 

 2019 EVENTS BY DATE

January 24, 2019 - Kick-Off to Graduation

10 - 1 p.m., Speakers Platform (next to USU and Library)

Join the Fresno State Alumni Association at the Kick-Off to Graduation event and come celebrate as we gear up for all things graduation!

Meet us in the Speakers Platform for music, photos and Victor E. Bulldog III.

 

March 12 & 13, 2019 - Grad Fest

Memorial Garden Grass Area (lawn in front of Kennel Bookstore) 
Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Let's get the party started early! Join us at the 16th Annual Grad Fest presented by your Fresno State Alumni Association. Grad Fest is the official kick-off to graduation season so you don't want to miss out!

To help get you there, purchase your official Grad Box today! Attend Grad Fest with your friends, and tell us where you're going after that glorious walk across the stage!

Order your Grad Box HERE and be entered to win a graduation frame, diploma cover, padfolios, alumni swag and more!

Time

Event

Location

Contact

4:00 p.m. EOP Graduate Recognition Ceremony Satellite Student Union    559-278-1787  

Time

Event

Location

Contact

1:00 p.m. American Indian Graduation Honoring Dinner Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room   lleeoliver@mail.fresnostate.edu, aroblestrinh@csufresno.edu

Time

Event

Location

Contact

8:00 a.m.

CRAIG SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Fashion Merchandising
Save Mart Center 559-278-2482
10:15 a.m.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Chicano Studies
  • City & Regional Planning
  • Criminology
  • Geography 
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
Save Mart Center 559-278-3013
12:15 Procession

12:30
p.m. Program

COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES

  • Art
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication
  • English
  • French
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Communication and Journalism
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
  • Interdisciplinary
Save Mart Center 559-278-3056

2:30 p.m Procession

2:45 p.m. Program

JORDAN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Science  
  • Child and Family Science
  • Enology
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Industrial Technology
  • Plant Science
  • Viticulture 
Save Mart Center 559-278-2061
4:00 p.m. Department of Physical Therapy  Satellite Student Union 559-278-2625
5:00 p.m.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Save Mart Center 559-278-3936
7:15 p.m.

KREMEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Counselor Education and Rehabilitation
  • Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education
  • Liberal Studies
  • Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
Save Mart Center 559-278-0300

Time

Event

Location

Contact

8:00 a.m. CAMP Migrant Student Graduation North Gym 118 559-278-4768
8:00 a.m.

LYLES COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Save Mart Center  559-278-2500
10:15 a.m.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • Communicative Sciences & Deaf Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Recreation Administration
  • Social Work Education 
  • School of Nursing 
Save Mart Center 559-278-6535
1:30
p.m.
UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY Save Mart Center 559-278-2741
3:30 p.m. International Graduation Celebration Satellite Student Union 
559-278-2782
4:00 p.m. African-American Recognition Program Save Mart Center 559-278-4435
4:00 p.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony North Gym 118 559-278-2887
5:00 p.m. University High School Student Recreation Center 559-278-8263
5:30 p.m.  Rainbow Graduation Celebration Peters Educational Center 559-288-6113
7:00 p.m. Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration Save Mart Center 559-278-4435
8:00 p.m. Asian American and Pacific Islander Graduation Ceremony Student Recreation Center 559-278-1164

Time

Event

Location

Contact

2:00 p.m. Nursing Undergraduate Pinning Ceremony Satellite Student Union  559-278-2041

 

 

 

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