• Students throwing their graduation caps into the air
  • Students smiling while seated during graduation ceremony
  • African American female student smiling during ceremony
  • President Castro awarding a graduating student
  • African American male student crossing stage during graduation ceremony

University Commencement Ceremony
Congratulations Class of 2016!

Every spring at the University Commencement Ceremony, the president of California State University, Fresno formally confers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees to all students who have graduated during the past academic year.

This university-wide ceremony is the university’s only event where degrees are officially conferred to graduates.  All graduates and their guests are invited to the University Commencement Ceremony.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Save Mart Center,  2650 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA

NO tickets or prior registration are required

Commencement Ceremony Timeline

  • Doors open for guest seating: 8:00 a.m.
  • Graduates arrive: 8:00 a.m.
  • Processional starts: 9:30 a.m.
  • Ceremony starts: 10:00 a.m.

TO PRINT/DOWNLOAD: 2016 University Commencement & Graduation Ceremonies Information and Schedule

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