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Graduating from California State University, East Bay is an exciting time to celebrate your accomplishments. You’ve earned your degree and you’re about to begin life as a college graduate, with a world of possibilities in your future. Graduation is separate from the annual Commencement ceremony. Please read the following for more details.

Complete the Steps to Graduation

As you approach the last year you expect to finish your degree, you will need to complete all required coursework, file for graduation and order transcripts, and make plans to attend your commencement or graduation ceremony. Explore the pages in this site for all the details to make your graduation a memorable event.

To avoid delays in your degree being posted, undergraduate students should seek major and General Education advising throughout their academic career. Degree progress for General Education can also be tracked through MyCSUEB. Graduate students should seek academic advising from their major department.

Learn how to avoid any delays and what to expect when you are close to graduation. View the presentation from the recently held Graduation and Commencement workshop:

Graduation and Commencement Workshop Presentation Slides

For questions, e-mail: or call (510) 885-2784 and select #5.

University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR)

Undergraduate students who have completed 90 units are required to begin steps to satisfy the UWSR as soon as possible. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students must make progress toward satisfying the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) in order to become eligible to apply for graduation. Delaying this requirement may jeopardize your ability to graduate in a timely fashion. For further information, please visit

Commencement Ceremonies

All students may participate in the annual Commencement ceremony regardless of whether their degree has been posted. The posting or conferral of the degree will occur within three months after the end of the term in which you filed for graduation upon verification that all degree requirements have been met. The printed Commencement program will include the names of all students who filed for graduation from the prior Fall term through the Summer term. Please note: Publication of names in the event program does not constitute graduation from the university.

Commencement Ceremonies and information about caps, gowns, photos and other graduation items can be found at the Commencement Web site.

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