The spring commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, on the main Fresno campus.
Traditional undergraduate and graduate student ceremony — 10:00 a.m.
Degree completion student ceremony — 6:00 p.m.
No rehearsal is scheduled. Students should line-up 30 minutes prior to their ceremony in the Special Events Center.
Commencement packets will be mailed to all participants the week of April 8th. Packets will include participant instructions, name cards and tickets for guests.
No tickets are required. However, tickets will be issued in your commencement packet and can be used in the case of inclement weather.
For special seating arrangements (i.e. hearing impaired, wheelchair, sign language interpreter, etc.), please contact the Student Life Office no later than two weeks prior to commencement at 559-453-2073. All other seating is first-come, first-served.
Professional photographs will be taken by Campus Candids (www.pics4u.com). Professional photographers will photograph each candidate receiving his/her diploma from the president and at the bottom of the stairs following each student’s recognition on stage. Each candidate will be provided a 2 X 2 proof photograph in the mail about a week following your ceremony. If you like the proof, you will be able to order enlargements.
For safety reasons, all ceremony photography by family and friends must be taken from their seats. Family and friends wishing to take close-up photos of their student and the president may do so after the ceremony.
Regalia (cap/gown, hood) may be purchased in the Pacfic Bookshop beginning April 8th. Bookshop hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday. Pick up your regalia early as the gowns need to be ironed or steamed.
Graduation Related Items
For announcements and other graduation related items, please contact Jostens at 800-353-5299.