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Message to the CSUSB Community

4/21/2020 – CSUSB Spring Commencement Announcement

After careful consideration and extensive discussion, the University’s 2020 Spring Commencement ceremonies involving both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses have been postponed due to restrictions involving the continuing COVID-19 outbreak.

Our top priority remains the health and safety of our students and their families as well as our faculty and staff. We will continue to review all information and mandates received from the CSU, state and local officials. Once we are confident these important ceremonies can be held in a healthy, protective environment meeting all existing protocols, we will select and announce the rescheduled dates and times.

If you are currently registered for the Spring 2020 ceremonies you do not need to do anything at this time.  Once we have more information we will let you know what the next steps will be.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2020 Graduation Message
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pf5czU8GA5U?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch CSUSB's College of Social &amp; Behavioral Sciences Special Message to The Class of 2020 YouTube Video</a>
 
College of Natural Sciences 2020 Graduation Message
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rCpKWY-AYXw?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch CSUSB's College of Natural Sciences Special Message to The Class of 2020 YouTube Video</a>
Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Admin 2020 Graduation Message
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dmvHoIxPd3Y?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch CSUSB's Jack H. Brown College of Business &amp; Public Administration Special Message to Class of 2020 YouTube Video</a>
 
College of Education 2020 Graduation Message
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kff28FOjqLc?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch CSUSB's College of Education Special Message to The Class of 2020 YouTube Video</a>
College of Arts & Letters 2020 Graduation Message
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vAUOBAI3sFw?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch CAL 202 Grad Message YouTube Video</a>
 
College of Extended and Global Education 2020 Graduation Message 
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FJjqZ-QaWlY?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch CEGE YouTube Video</a>
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus 2020 Graduation Message
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wl0wcKFQozU?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch PDC 2020 Grad Message YouTube Video</a>

 

CSU Chancellor Timothy White 2020 Congratulatory Message

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Spring Commencement FAQs

Q: Do I need to register for the Spring 2020 Commencement?

A: No, once the new information is available, you will receive an email with the new registration details and students will need to register/re-register for the new ceremony.

 

Q: If I've already registered for the Spring 2020, do I need to cancel my registration?

A: No, however, once the new information is available you will receive an email with the new registration details, and you will need to re-register.

 

Q: With commencement postponed, am I still able to purchase regalia?

A: Yes, you can visit the following websites:

 

Q: Will refunds be given?

No, the University has announced the decision to postpone its 2020 Spring Commencement ceremonies. The intent is to reschedule to a future date and hold ceremonies open to all students who were eligible to participate in the Spring. The fee will continue to fund the rescheduled ceremony as well as the cost of services/items listed below.

The Graduation Fee includes the following:

  • Grad Check Evaluation
  • Diploma (mailed to you within 6-8 weeks)
  • Participation in the commencement ceremony
  • Diploma Cover
  • Printed commemorative program. 

Should a student be unable to take part in the ceremony, they can request the diploma cover and printed program be mailed to them once available.

 

Q:  When will I receive my Honors Cord?

Due to the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony being postponed, cords will not be distributed for students who petitioned to graduate for Spring 2020 until after Spring 2020 grades have been finalized and degrees have been conferred.  For students who petitioned to graduate for Summer 2020, cords will not be distributed until after Summer 2020 grades have been finalized and degrees have been conferred. Spring 2020 recipients will be notified via email from the Office of the Registrar by July 6, and by August 17 for summer recipients. If you’ve already received an email and will be eligible for a higher honors level after your final Spring or Summer 2020 grades, you will be notified of the adjustment and will receive the appropriate cord.


Commencement Schedule

To be determined

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