Commencement Season Has Arrived at CSUSB
The class of 2023 celebrated earning their degrees this month. Commencement season officially kicked off in early May with the celebration of CSUSB’s affinity graduation ceremonies and concluded on May 20.
The Division of Student Affairs assisted in supporting eight graduation celebrations to honor the accomplishments and experiences of CSUSB graduates from historically underrepresented communities. The ceremonies provided students an opportunity to reflect on their achievements, celebrate the diversity of their communities, and acknowledge those who have supported them along the way.
There were eight CSUSB affinity graduation ceremonies for students: Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) Grad, Black Grad, Latinx Grad, Native American Grad, Lavender Grad (LGBTQ+), Services to Students with Disabilities Grad, Undocumented Student Success Center Grad, and Veterans Success Center Grad. These celebrations offered keynote speakers and cultural celebrations separate from CSUSB's Commencement. Graduates registered for the affinity graduation(s) they identified with.
CSUSB hosted Spring Commencement for the Class of 2023, May 19-20. This year, 3,100 students were expected to participate in the university’s spring commencement. Five separate ceremonies were held at the Toyota Arena in Ontario:
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Friday, May 19, 2 and 7 p.m.
- College of Arts and Letters and James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education: Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.
- Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration: Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m.
- College of Natural Sciences: Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m.
For those who were unable to attend Commencement in person, a live stream was available during the ceremonies on the Commencement website to ensure friends and families of the graduates could participate in the festivities.