Graduate Information

Academic Regalia

Caps and gowns will be available for purchase online from February 15 to March 29, and at GradFest. Pre-ordered regalia will be shipped directly to your home address. Specially-priced packages will be available at GradFest only. 

After pre-orders close and after GradFest, you will still be able to purchase regalia directly from the Pioneer Bookstore through graduation day. On-line ordering for home delivery is open, and after GradFest items will only be purchased a la carte (no package pricing). Announcements and diploma frames will remain available for purchase online now through May.

Regalia Special Packages - only at GradFest
Basic Package Deluxe Package Premium Package
Bachelors - 91.80 Bachelors - 186.26 Bachelors - 267.30
Masters** - 124.20 Masters** - 218.66 Masters** - 299.70
Includes: cap, gown, tassel, stole of gratitude, diploma cover Includes: cap, gown, tassel, stole of gratitude, diploma cover, academic diploma frame Includes: cap, gown, 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 2023. Mark your calendar! (Attendance is not required).

Dates of Workshops
Date Time Registration Link Workshop Recording
Monday, February 6 12:00pm-1:00pm N/A Recording
Thursday, March 9 10:00am-11:00am Register Here N/A

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 gifts

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.

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 two 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.



The commencement ceremonies require a special commencement parking permit to park on campus. Each commencement ceremony will have their own unique special commencement parking permit that will only be valid on its designated date. 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.