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Welcome parents, families, and guests! Commencement Weekend will be held on May 17–19, 2019. California State University, East Bay hosts four ceremonies, three on the Hayward campus and one at the Concord campus. Each ceremony on the Hayward campus is by colleges and includes both master's and bachelor's degree candidates. Please see below for specific college ceremonies dates and times. For a list of majors belonging to each college click the link below.

Click here to download the commencement program.

Hayward Ceremonies

College of Science

5:00 p.m., Pioneer Stadium

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

10:00 a.m., Pioneer Stadium

College of Business & Economics and the College of Education and Allied Studies

10:00 a.m., Pioneer Stadium

Please arrive 1 hour prior to your ceremony to the practice soccer field with your cap, gown and hood (if a master’s degree recipient). Graduates will line up at 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and begin to process from the practice field. Please be prepared to walk from the practice field to the stadium floor (there is a slight downgrade). Spiked heeled shoes are prohibited on the stadium field.

The Commencement ceremony is approximately 2-3 hours in length. Graduates are seated with their College. Graduates are not seated in alphabetical order, but typically will sit with friends from their particular program.

Graduates are expected to stay the entire duration of the ceremony.

Concord Ceremony

Cancelled due to inclement weather. Students who RSVPd to participate in the Concord ceremony should refer to a direct email regarding the cancellation. 

6:00 p.m. Daniel Boatwright Sports Complex (Concord campus)

Students who have taken at least one class at the Concord Campus are invited to participate in the Concord Ceremony. Tickets are not required for graduates or guests. Free parking is available at all campus lots. However, as parking is limited, please encourage your guests to carpool or take the university shuttle from the Concord BART station to the commencement site.

Please RSVP by May 10th to ensure participation in this celebration of your achievement. For your convenience, students may RSVP online at the following the Eventbrite link:

Eventbrite RSVP
Password: Concord 2019


Honors Convocation

To qualify for the honors convocation ceremony, you must meet all three of the above criteria assessed at the end of the winter term. Eligible graduates will receive an invitation in March to attend the Honors Convocation to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Music Peristyle. Graduates should wear business attire (no cap and gowns).

Graduates can RSVP through there MyCSUEB account (in Classic View). Select the "Graduation/Commencement" link on the lefthand menu, then click "Commencement" to complete your RSVP. Graduates who cannot attend the Honors Convocation will be able to pick up their medallions from the Commencement Office beginning April 29th in SA4800.

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