The university honors all graduating students upon completion of their undergraduate, master's or doctoral degrees during the spring semester of each year.  There is no formal commencement at the end of fall semester although fall graduates are invited to walk during the spring ceremony.  In addition to the University Commencement ceremony, many colleges/schools, programs, and departments have individual convocations to honor their graduates.

For current information regarding the upcoming University Commencement and for a complete list of individual commencement activities, visit the 104th University Commencement website here.


Order your cap, gown, tassel and hood at the Kennel Bookstore.  Orders only accepted in person, or by credit card over the phone (559) 278-4268.

104th Annual University Commencement – Saturday, May 16, 2015

You can attend multiple different ceremonies depending on your department and/or affiliations while you were in school. For example, if you attended the Craig School of Business, you could go to their ceremony as well as the university wide ceremony on Saturday morning.

Click here to view commencement schedules. Make sure to carefully review dates, because if you look too early, last year's dates may still be posted. This year's university wide commencement is on Saturday, May 16, 2015. You do not have to RSVP to come the ceremony, although you do have to RSVP for most of the smaller college or departmental ceremonies.

Did you Apply to Graduate? 

Baccalaureate degrees are not granted automatically when students complete degree requirements. You MUST APPLY for graduation. Click here to view application filing deadlines.