CSUCI is excited to host four in-person commencement ceremonies the weekend of May 21 and 22.  All ceremonies will be held at the South Quad.

  • Each ceremony will be live streamed so additional family and friends may join in celebrating your achievement.  Check back here the week of May 16th for the live stream link.

  • Graduates must be in compliance with the CSU Policy on vaccination and testing in order to participate in Commencement.  Please visit the CSUCI COVID-19 student webpage for compliance details.

  • All graduates must present their Grad Pass to be admitted to their ceremony.

  • All guests must present a ticket to be admitted to their graduate's ceremony.

  • Each graduate has been assigned two parking passes for their ceremony.  If you do not have your parking passes please visit Placer Hall to pick them up.

  • Masks are not required to be worn outdoors at Commencement but are highly recommended, especially for those with medical or religious exemptions that prohibit them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. 



Designated Parking Lots: 

Graduates/Guests with Commencement permits: A3, A11 

ADA with Commencement permits: A5, A4, SH1, 

Rideshare drop-off/pick-up: A2 

Graduates and guests will enter on University Drive and have their University-issued Commencement Parking Permits visible as they arrive. Only those vehicles with a University-issued Commencement Parking Permit will be allowed to park on campus. Student parking permits, student housing parking permits, day permits and other regularly issued University parking permits are not valid for Commencement. 

All students will be given only 2 parking passes even if you received extra guest tickets. If you were unable to attend Grad Fest, you will have to pick up your 2 parking passes on campus with Police and Parking in Placer Hall on campus BEFORE May 21st. Transportation and Parking Services is located in Placer Hall. Their business hours are Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm. Please contact with any questions. 

Additional Parking Permits will not be available for purchase. If all guests cannot carpool in 2 cars, there will be a ride share drop off area at the A-2 lot behind Sage Hall.  Shuttles will not be available at Commencement. Guests are also encouraged to utilize the city buses for transportation from the Camarillo Metrolink Station to campus. 


Guidance is ever changing with COVID related information. Currently our guidance on vaccination status has changed. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is not required for this event.  The University recommends all guests be fully vaccinated but will not be required for this event. We will not be verifying status at guest check-in. Guests who are feeling ill should not attend the Commencement ceremonies.


To view all your tickets, including your gradpass and guest tickets, please use this link: . Scroll down to “Register for Commencement 2022”. Click this button and log in like you did when you first registered. This will take you to your portal to view ALL of your tickets. Please remember it is your responsibility to distribute all guest tickets to your party. The Commencement team is not responsible for guest ticket distribution.


  • Student check-in is at Broome Plaza at 7:30 am and 1:30 pm. Please arrive 90 minutes before your ceremony start time. Your gradpass is needed to check-in for your designated ceremony.
  • Guest check-in is at Aliso Plaza where guest tickets will be scanned and a colored wristband will be given to each guest for entry. Each guest ticket can only be scanned once. Gates open 1.5 hours prior to the ceremony start time. Guests will need to present their guest ticket to get into the ceremony.
  • **Please note all tickets can be scanned through a mobile device or printed**
  • Each Ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. We ask that every student and their guest stay for the duration of the ceremony to ensure that every graduate gets their turn to walk the stage and have the same celebratory experience whether they are the first or last to walk the stage. 
  • As you prepare to come to campus to celebrate, please do not bring confetti or balloons.  These items are detrimental to the environment. To support our environment and all the employees who work hard to keep our campus grounds and facilities safe and litter free, we ask you to please join us in only using fresh or dried flower petals, dried leaves and herbs, bubbles, or a photo filter – especially on your graduation day.  
  • Accommodations: There are accessible parking areas designated for candidates and guests with disabilities available on a first-come, first-served basis. Candidates and guests who possess a government-issued Disabled Person(s) Parking Placard must display the placard upon entrance to the campus in conjunction with the Commencement Parking Permit on the day of Commencement in order to be directed to the designated parking areas. Limited wheelchairs will be available on campus to transport those with mobility issues who do not have their own wheelchairs to the ceremony site. Due to limited seating, guests with disabilities may be accompanied by a maximum of one (1) additional member in their party. 


A designated seating area for guests will be available on a first come, first served basis, therefore early arrival is recommended. We will have groups of 4 chairs, called a pod, for guests. If you have more than 4 guests, you will need to utilize more than one pod for seating. Seats should not be moved by guests. 


Diploma Covers will be handed out at Graduation. Degrees will NOT be handed out at Commencement. Diplomas will be ordered following verification of degrees by Records & Registration. You will be notified by letter confirming that you have successfully completed all degree requirements. Diplomas will be sent to the mailing address on file in your myCI account. Expect delivery approximately four to eight weeks after your degree posts. 


Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 9 a.m.

Undergraduates earning degrees in the following majors:

Art, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Sociology

Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 3 p.m.

Undergraduates earning degrees in the following majors:

Anthropology, Business, Chicana/o Studies, Communication, Economics, English, Global Studies, History, Political Science, and Spanish

Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 9 a.m.

Undergraduates earning degrees in the following majors:

Applied Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Health Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, and Mechatronics Engineering

Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 3 p.m.

Undergraduates earning degrees in the following majors:

Early Childhood Studies, Liberal Studies, and Nursing

Graduate students earning master’s degrees in the following majors:

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Biotechnology/Master of Business Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Educational Leadership, Mathematics, and Nursing

Students earning Credentials

Registration for all ceremonies closes April 25, 2022.

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