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Pre-Order your cap and gown for commencement

Dear Graduating Student:

The Pioneer Bookstore's website is now active to pre-order your academic regalia for commencement. The website offers exclusive money-saving packages that will only be offered through March 16th, and at GradFest (April 19May 2 & 3). Package options include variations in regalia and memorabilia. Pre-orders close after March 16th. 

Show now at www.csuebshop.com. Click on the "For the Grad", then the "Commencement, Caps, Gowns and More" banner.

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.

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Flowers, Leis and Commemorative Class T-Shirt

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

The Commencement Group 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.

All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the commencement ceremony. To retrieve your order, please stop by the booth located conveniently at the entrance to the stadium before the ceremony begins. Order online at www.thecommencementgroup.com/csueb

Diploma

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.

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Honors

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. 

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Photography

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.

In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and mails paper proofs, along with optional text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed.

Pre-registering is simply a way to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages, so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. Although there's never any obligation to order, you'll save 20% off orders of $50 or more for your participation. To pre-register for your commencement proofs, please visit http://GradImages.com/Preregistration

Smoking

Effective Sept. 1, 2017, in order to promote the health of faculty, staff and students, and to foster a campus atmosphere that is safe and supportive of students’ learning endeavors, the university is banning the use of all tobacco and nicotine-based products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, electronic devices and more. The smoke and tobacco-free environment extends to all buildings and indoor and outdoor structures on Cal State East Bay’s three campuses. Read the full details on Executive Order 1108 here

Alcohol

Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited before, during and after commencement. Drinking and misconduct by even a few would be disturbing to the graduates, faculty, and guests who expect and deserve a safe, orderly, and dignified ceremony. Any graduate who appears to be intoxicated will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.  Guests who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed entrance into the stadium or live-stream viewing sites.  Further, any guests appearing to be intoxicated or causing disruption will be removed from the campus.

Cell Phones

Please silence personal electronic devices during the ceremony.

Dogs

Only service animals are permitted at commencement or on the university grounds on ceremony days. Service animals need to be clearly identified. No other animals are permitted.

First Aid

An emergency first aid station will be set up on the stadium field and at the top of the stadium. Look for signage on commencement day.

Local Weather 

Please check the local weather forecast to be best prepared. The weather can be very warm, and there is no shade available at the commencement site.  Please feel free to wear hats, visors and sunglasses, and apply sunblock.  It is extremely important to bring provisions for children, persons with special needs, and the elderly, as there will be limited food and beverage sales.

In Case of Inclement Weather or Excessive Heat 

The ceremony will go forward even in the event of rain or excessive heat. Please note the ceremony may be abbreviated to ensure the safety of all graduates, guests, faculty and staff.  Speeches could be omitted from the program and names may not be able to be read

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