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 the 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.

 

2018 EVENTS BY DATE

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 18 and Saturday May 19 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.

FEBRUARY 1, 2018 - Kick-Off to Graduation

10 - 2 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, food, photos and Victor E. Bulldog III.

Share with us what you're most excited about for graduation, give thanks to a professor, advisor, your family or a classmate that has made an impact during your collegiate career and be featured in our official celebratory graduation video!

 

MARCH 13 & 14 - Grad Fest

Memorial Garden Grass Area (lawn in front of Kennel Bookstore) 
Tuesday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Let's get the party started early! Join us at the 15th 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, have some food, and tell us where you're going after that glorious walk across the stage!

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

For more information, click here.

Time

Event

Location

Contact

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

Alternative Grad Night 2018

7-9 p.m., Bulldog Zone and Bulldog Bowl (Lower level of the USU)
Enjoy FREE pizza and swag for graduates (while supplies last), FREE bowling and billiards for ALL, a DJ & dancing and various prizes! Don't forget to bring your graduation cap - decorating supplies will be available for graduates to decorate your cap for the big weekend.

Time

Event

Location

Contact

8:00 a.m.

CRAIG SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • Accountancy
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Economics
  • Finance and Business Law
  • Information Systems and Decision Sciences Management
  • Marketing and Logistics
  • Military Science
Save Mart Center 559-278-2482
8:00 a.m. Sociology Department Peters Educational Center 559-278-2234
8:00 a.m. Department of Public Health  Satellite Student Union  559-278-4014

9:00 a.m.
LYLES COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
  • Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Student Recreation Center 559-278-2500
TICKETS
9:00 a.m.
Kinesiology Masters Hooding Ceremony
North Gym 118 559-278-2016
9:30 a.m. Department of Social Work Education Paul Paul Theater, Fresno Fairgrounds 559-278-4138
10:15 a.m.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Chicano and Latin American Studies
  • Criminology
  • Geography and City and Regional Planning
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
Save Mart Center 559-278-3013
11:00 a.m. Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduation Ceremony Wedgewood Fresno 559-278-2625
11:30 a.m. Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Satellite Student Union 559-278-2887
12:00 p.m. Department of Kinesiology Commencement Celebration Student Recreation Center

559-278-2016

TICKETS

12:15 Procession

12:30
p.m. Program

COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES

  • Armenian Studies
  • Art and Design
  • Communication
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre Arts
Save Mart Center 559-278-3056

2:00 p.m. Health Careers Opportunities Program University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 191 559-278-7724
2:00 p.m. Recreation Administration Senior Celebration North Gym 118 559-278-2838

2:30 p.m Procession

2:45 p.m. Program

JORDAN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

  • Agricultural Business
  • Animal Science and Agricultural Education
  • Child, Family and  Consumer Science
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Industrial Technology
  • Plant Science
  • Viticulture and Enology
Save Mart Center 559-278-2061
4:00 p.m. Nursing Masters Hooding Ceremony Peters Educational Center 559-278-2808
4:00 p.m. Communicative Sciences & Deaf Studies Student Recreation Center 559-278-2423
TICKETS
5:00 p.m.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Save Mart Center 559-278-3936
5:00 p.m. Athletic Training Promotion Ceremony  North Gym 118  559-278-2543
5:30 p.m. American Indian Graduation Honoring and Dinner Falls Event Center

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6:30 p.m. Nursing Doctoral Hooding Ceremony  Peters Education Center  
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

7:30 a.m. Free Breakfast for Graduates Save Mart Center / Loading Dock (SW corner of Matoian and Chestnut) Click HERE for more information
10:00
a.m.
UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY Save Mart Center 559-278-2741
12:00 p.m. CAMP Migrant Student Graduation North Gym 118 559-278-4768
1:30 p.m. Asian American and Pacific Islander Graduation Ceremony Student Recreation Center 559-278-1164
2:00 p.m. African-American Recognition Program Save Mart Center 559-278-4435
3:00 p.m. International Students Commencement Celebration Satellite Student Union 559-278-2782
3:30 p.m. Rainbow Graduation Celebration  Peters Educational Center 559-288-6113
5:00 p.m. University High School Student Recreation Center 559-278-8263
6:00 p.m. Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration Save Mart Center 559-278-4115

Time

Event

Location

Contact

2:00 p.m. Nursing Undergraduate Pinning Ceremony Warnors Theater  559-572-7755

 

 

 

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