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Your One Stop Shop for Commencement

Main campus – Central Mall

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Grad Fest provides students who are eligible to participate in Commencement with the opportunity to acquire all their needs for graduation in one convenient place. Designed as a “one stop shop,” students wishing to participate in graduation ceremonies can purchase their cap and gown, pick up day-of parking permits, sit for their official regalia portraits, purchase announcements, obtain ceremony information, join the Alumni and Friends Association, and pre-order flowers and orchid leis. Event includes live entertainment, food trucks and festivities.


The following resources will be available at Grad Fest. Make sure to stop by each table to check everything off your list:

  • TRANSPORTATION & PARKING SERVICES: Pick up Commencement parking permits and learn more about Commencement parking and transportation.
  • CAREER  DEVELOPMENT: Learn about resources available after graduation – including resume review, interview prep, and virtual appointments.
  • GRADUATE STUDIES CENTER: Research graduate school programs (CSUCI and non-CSUCI), learn about resources, and assistance with personal statement writing.
  • EXTENDED UNIVERSITY: Learn about CSUCI graduate programs.
  • ALUMNI & FRIENDS: Get half-off your Alumni & Friends membership and a free gift! Learn about benefits including mentorship, networking, discounts, and much more.
  • FINANCIAL AID: Have financial aid? Learn about loan repayment options, Exit Counseling, and loan consolidation.
  • RECORDS & REGISTRATION & ADVISING: Get answers to Commencement eligibility questions and graduation requirement questions.
  • THE COVE BOOKSTORE: Purchase your cap, gown, tassel, hood (for Masters),custom announcements, sash, and other CSUCI alumni gear.
  • O’CONNOR BROS: Take graduate portraits. Purchase graduate portrait packages, frames, portrait announcements & portrait memory booklets.
  • CLINICAL EXPERIENCES & PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE: Application and information for the credential program.
  • CHICANA/O LATINA/O ASSOCIATION: Learn about the Si Se Pudo Recognition Celebration for Chicana/o Latina/o students.
  • COMMENCEMENT FLOWERS: Order flowers for the big day.
  • NURSING PINNING CEREMONY: Learn about the Nursing Pinning Ceremony for nursing students.
  • THANK YOU MESSAGE FILMING: Film a thank you message for friends and family to play before each Commencement ceremony.

 Questions? Contact us at or 805-437-3100.

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