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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Commencement

Spring Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 22, 2021 (Virtual) 

8:00 am Social & Behavioral Sciences

10:00 am Natural Sciences

12:00 pm Arts & Letters + Education

2:00 pm Business & Public Administration

Online Registration

Please keep a look out for emails from the commencement office with further details.

Opens: Monday, February, 22, 2021
Closes: TBA

Spring Commencement FAQs

Q: Do I need to register for the Spring 2021 Commencement?

A: Registration for the Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement ceremony will open on Monday, February 22, 2021. Please keep a look out for emails from the commencement office with further details.


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

A: Yes, you can visit the following websites:

  • Regalia:
  • Diploma Frames:


Q: Will refunds be given?

A: No, although the Spring 2021 ceremony will be held virtually, we intend to reschedule to a future date and hold ceremonies open to all eligible graduates. The graduation 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. 
  • All eligible graduates will receive a commemorative printed program and diploma cover by mail.

Graduation Check

Undergraduate students must file a Graduation Requirement Check (Grad Check) with the Office of the Registrar when they have completed 90 semester units towards their degree. This service is now available online through your MyCoyote Student Center. Graduate students must request a Grad Check at least one term prior to their expected graduation.

For more information regarding the online Graduation Check process, please visit the Office of the Registrar Graduation Requirement Check website.  

Please Note:  Grad students in a Master's program may file the Grad Check only once their approved Advancement to Candidacy has been received by the Office of the Registrar. 

Participation in commencement activities is voluntary and is separate from filing a grad check and completing all degree requirements. CSUSB has two commencement exercises, one in December and one in June.