Political Science graduates pose on music building steps

Highlights from Commencement 2022

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • May 17, 2022
Group shot of faculty and staff

More than 176 staff and faculty worked at 19 ceremonies for more than 840 volunteer hours.

Cal State East Bay celebrated its 62nd Commencement Ceremonies May 12-15, honoring the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. More than 50,000 guests joined us on the Hayward campus–one of the first in-person college graduation events in the region in two years. 

Take a look at our commencement photo gallery

Class of 2022 By The Numbers 

Bachelor’s 4,328
Master’s 1,153
Doctorate 31
Total graduates 5,512
Youngest/oldest undergrad 18 and 82
Veterans 110


Getting Social 

  • 19,000 views of ceremonies on YouTube
  • Half a million social media impressions
  • Most used hashtag: #CSUEBgrad
  • Favorite post: Graduates’ fanciful caps 

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The Signature on the Diploma

President Cathy Sandeen grew up just a few miles from the Cal State East Bay campus and shares an important trait with many of our students: she is also a first-gen CSU graduate. This weekend, she…  

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Cal State East Bay in the News

More than 62.8 million viewers/readers in the Bay Area and beyond! Stories featured on KPIX, KTVU, NBC Bay Area, KCBA Salinas CW, Yahoo!, ABC-7, KCRA Sacramento, KION Monterey and Bay Area News Group.

Check out this great video segment from KPIX 

Honorary Doctorates 

Wayne Jordan, Dana King and Kristi Yamaguchi received honorary doctorates from the CSU. 

Meet the honorees

It Takes a Village 

More than 176 staff and faculty worked at 19 ceremonies for more than 840 hours of volunteer hours, handing out 57,000 programs and cleaning our 342-acre campus. Thank you for supporting our students!