Graduate Information

Academic Regalia

Regalia (cap and gowns) packages will be available for pre-ordering through the Herff-Jones website and click "Cap and Gown". Packages are only available during the pre-order period until March 11 and at GradFest. After the pre-order period, graduates can purchase their cap and gown (packages not available) at the Pioneer Bookstore.

Bookstore page
Basic Package Announcement
Pioneer Pride
Deluxe Package Premium Package
Bachelors - $102* Bachelors - $172* Bachelors - $194.95* Bachelors - $196.95* Bachelors - $267*
Masters** - $142* Masters** - $212* Masters** - $234.95* Masters** - $236.95* Masters** - $307*
Includes: gown, cap, tassel, diploma cover Includes: gown, cap, tassel, stole of gratitude, diploma cover, 25 announcements Includes: gown, cap, tassel, stole of gratitude, diploma cover, 25 announcements, 25 Smartshare Includes: gown, cap, tassel, stole of gratitude, diploma cover, academic diploma frame Includes: gown, cap, tassel, stole of gratitude, diploma cover, diploma/tassel frame

* Sales tax will be added to prices shown. Discounts already reflected in package pricing.

**Masters include hoods.

All items will be available for individual purchase at

Class Ring

Students can purchase a class ring online at


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 in your MyCSUEB. If you have not received your diploma after 8 weeks, you can contact the Registrar's office at


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

Attend a workshop to learn how to avoid delays in your graduation, what to expect when you are close to graduation, important celebration details, and more! All information covered at the workshop is already on the commencement and Registrar's websites.

Below is a list of Graduation and Commencement Workshops for 2022. Mark your calendar! (Attendance is not required).

Dates of Workshops
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:00noon - 1:00pm Recording of Workshop
Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Recording of Workshop

Recording of the workshop can be found by clicking "Recording" above once the recording has posted.



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 celebration 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.

Flowers, Leis and Class Swag

Family and guests can pre-order flowers, leis, necklaces and class shirts for their graduate. The Commencement Group will be onsite for each ceremony, and pre-orders can be picked up on site, or purchase the day of. Pre-order here.

Accessibility Accommodations

Graduates and guests with mobility, hearing, or other disabilities that require special accommodations should submit the Commencement Accommodations for Graduates and Guests with Disabilities form.

Click Here to submit your request

The purpose of this form is to help us prepare for our graduates and guests at Commencement. This form is NOT a reservation. All accessible parking and ADA seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You may also contact Accessibility Services at 510-885-3868, or by email at to make an accommodation request.

Ceremony Information

The ceremonies will take place at three different locations depending on the graduate's ceremony. Most of the seating is accessible and parking lots are fairly close to the ceremony sites. We will have golf cart shuttles roaming the parking lots to assist graduates and guests to get closer to the ceremony entrances.



Vehicles with a DMV-issued Disabled Persons Parking Placard or license plate must also have a special commencement parking permit (distributed to graduates) to park on campus for all Hayward ceremonies.