Officials at CSULB expect to confer some 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s degrees during graduation ceremonies at Commencement 2006, a collection of nine separate ceremonies scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 24-26.
Held in the campus’ Central Quadrangle, Commencement 2006 begins Wednesday, May 24, when the College of Health and Human Services graduates receive their degrees with its two ceremonies – one at 9 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. The College of Business Administration graduates will receive their degrees in the 5 p.m. ceremony.
On Thursday, May 25, the College of Liberal Arts will begin the day with its graduates marching in ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The College of Education, which includes the Liberal Studies Program, closes out the day with its ceremony at 5 p.m.
Finally, the College of the Arts will begin commencement exercises on Friday, May 26, with its 9 a.m. ceremony. The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will follow at 1 p.m., and the College of Engineering will conclude the campus’ graduation festivities with its 5 p.m. ceremony.
After each ceremony, graduates and guests are invited to attend a reception hosted by their college on the terrace level of the University Student Union. Refreshments and music are provided.
Free parking is available for commencement guests in Lots 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17 at the north end of the campus. Courtesy shuttles will be available to transport guests to the Central Quad area.
Visitors may enter the campus from Atherton Street, Bellflower Boulevard or Seventh Street. Before parking, drivers may drop off passengers at the west turnaround near Brotman Hall or the east turnaround by the CSULB Foundation Building. Parking for the disabled may be arranged by calling Parking Administration at 562/985-4146, and for guests with other special needs, contact Disabled Student Services at 562/985-5401.
For more information on Commencement 2006, call the commencement coordinator for the desired college ceremony: Arts-Noelle Leiblic, 562/985-4166; Business Administration-Nelson Horn, 562/985-5307; Education (including Liberal Studies)-Marvel Preece-Whitson, 562/985-4513; Engineering-Kim Truesdelle, 562/985-8032; Health and Human Services-Leticia Gamboa, 562/985-4691; Liberal Arts-Jill Overton, 562/985-5381; and Natural Sciences and Mathematics-Frank Costa, 562/985-4265.
For general information about Commencement 2006, call 562/985-2351. More information can also be found on their Web site.