Commencement Expectations

Commencement and graduation ceremonies at Fresno State symbolize the culmination of many years of hard work. It is a time for you, your family and friends to recognize and celebrate your success!

We ask for your help in making these ceremonies a positive experience for everyone.  Misconduct by even a few would be disturbing to the graduates, faculty, and guests who expect and deserve a safe, orderly, and dignified ceremony. 

All Fresno State Commencement and graduation ceremonies are alcohol, drug, smoke, vapor and tobacco-free events and a zero-tolerance for disorderly behavior will be strictly enforced.  Graduates and guests will not be permitted to carry alcoholic beverages into ceremony sites or consume them there.

Graduates and guests who are intoxicated or disruptive will not be allowed in the ceremony venue or will be escorted from the ceremony.

Please help us make Class of 2018 Commencement and graduation ceremonies events to remember with celebration and honor!

Pledge your Support

Join the Safe Celebrating Pledge:

I join the Fresno State community to pledge my commitment to celebrate safely, to help other students learn about Safe Celebrating, and to intervene when I see a person in need because of alcohol or drug consumption.