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Graduate Information

Academic Regalia

All ceremony participants are required to wear full academic regalia consisting of a traditional black gown and mortarboard with tassel.  Master’s and doctoral candidates will have a black gown, hood, and cap with tassel. Regalia will be available for purchase at Grad Fest.

Academic Regalia

Flowers, Leis and Commemorative Class T-Shirt

Order bouquets of flowers, leis and class t-shirts for Commencement. 

Graduation Day Flowers is the official sales provider of flowers, leis and commemorative graduation t-shirt for our ceremonies. Commencement flowers will be available at each college ceremony on the Hayward campus or you can order online to ensure your items will be available at your ceremony.  Visit to preorder your items now!


Diplomas are not distributed at commencement. The university issues diplomas after verifying that all academic requirements have been completed and the degree has been awarded. Diplomas are mailed approximately 8 weeks after the degree is awarded to the address indicated on MyCSUEB.


Checking Your Graduation Status

Check your “Status of Graduation Application” by visiting MyCSUEB and selecting the “Graduation Status/Commencement” link and click on "Stay on Track to Graduate".

Status of Graduation Application

Graduation Workshops

Cal State East Bay offers Graduation and Commencement Workshops beginning approximately 3 months prior to the annual commencement ceremony in May. Attend a workshop to learn how to avoid delays in your graduation, what to expect when you are close to graduation, important commencement ceremony details, and more!

Below is a list of Graduation and Commencement Workshops for Cal State East Bay's 2019 commencement. Mark your calendar!

Dates of Workshops
Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am University Union, MPR
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:00pm Concord Campus LB149
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm University Union, MPR
Please click here for the slide presentation from the workshop.


Cal State East Bay recognizes undergraduate students at graduation for consistently high scholarship through their entire academic careers, which includes coursework they may have transferred in from other institutions. 



GradImages is the official commencement photographer for our school. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony as long as you provided a valid email or mailing address. If you have not received your proofs, please email or contact customer service at 800-261-2576 and they can assist retrieving your photos.

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