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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Commencement

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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Important Information and Deadlines for Graduating

Steps to filing a Grad Check, graduation fee deadlines, registering for commencemnt and PDC commencement events and activities.

Student and Guest Commencement Information

2020 PDC Commencement Student and Guest Handout

PDC Commencement Ceremony

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Online Registration

Opens: TBD
Closes: TBD

Extra Tickets (if available): TBD

Registration Instructions

  1. Login to MyCoyote
  2. Select the Commencement Registration link to complete your registration and print your tickets.  
  1. Those who register after the deadline may receive fewer tickets based on availability.

Note: If you filed your Grad Check before September 15, 2017 you will have a $50 commencement fee applied to your MyCoyote account within 24 hours of registration.  If you filed your Grad Check on or after September 15, 2017 you have already paid your commencement fee.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Undergraduate Students

If you cannot log in to Webcomm and you think you are eligible to participate in commencement, please contact the Records Office at (909) 537-5200.

Graduate Students

You must file a graduation check and be cleared by the graduate coordinator for your program to be eligible to register for commencement. Please contact Graduate Studies at (909) 537-5058 if you have any questions.

Outstanding Graduate/Undergraduate Award

Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Document Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020

2020 PDC Outstanding Student Criteria

2020 PDC Outstanding Student Online Nomination Form

Grad Day (your one-stop shopping for grads, everything a grad needs for commencement)

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

  • 30% discount on grad packs and commencement items that are purchased on Grad Day or 15% off commencement items if you do not purchase a grad pack 
  • Pre-order (purchase early, but pick up at Grad Day) begins on April 15 at the Bookstore, discounts apply to pre-orders 
  • Jostens (invitations, sashes and rings) 
  • Commencement Flowers 
  • Bookstore (Cap & Gown) 
  • Alumni Grad Packs 

For further information please visit the PDC bookstore website.


Shout-outs are an opportunity for you to thank your family and friends with a personal greeting that will play on the screens in the commencement venue while your guests are seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin. 

Filming location: IW 204
Filming dates: TBD

PDC Commencement Questions?

Contact or call (760) 341-2883, ext. 78144.