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CNSM Commencement 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:00pm in the CSULB Jack Rose Track and Field Stadium

For the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM)

Those participating in the ceremony will assemble in the designated assembly area near the track adjacent to the commencement seating on the Lower Campus Athletic Fields beginning at 12:00pm.

Ceremony Location

Jack Rose Track and Field Stadium. Graduates will proceed to the walkway between the Horn Center and the Kinesiology Building for line-up. Guests will be directed to the guest seating.

Where to Assemble

Graduates may assemble for the procession beginning at 12 noon, but no later than 12:30pm. Follow signs to the assembly area between the Horn Center and the Kinesiology Building. Check in and fill out the name card available at the processional line. The card will be used by a reader to read your name when you cross the platform.

Invitation from the College

All Candidates in CNSM who filed for graduation in Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019, or Fall 2019 by the deadlines will receive a letter of invitation from the Dean at the address they have on record.


parents presenting son with flower lei

We encourage you to invite family and friends to attend as your guests. This year, tickets will not be required for the CNSM Commencement. If you or your guests need accommodation for disabilities, please contact Lane Olsen-Cooper in the college office ( or 562.985.1521). Children who are accustomed to sitting quietly in large groups are welcome at Commencement.

If your guests will be walking from upper campus to the commencement seating, allow a half-hour or more to walk and find seats in the venue. Guests will enter the commencement venue through the west entrances of the University track and field (adjacent to the Pyramid Parking Structure).

Clear Bag Policy

A clear bag has been implemented to provide a safer environment for the public and expedite entry into the venue. The following is permissible:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC not exceeding 12" x 6" x 12" or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag
  • small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (4.5" x 6.5"), with or without a strap that can be taken into the stadium with a clear plastic bag

Permissible bags will be available for purchase at the University Bookstore booth outside the venue.


All Student Parking Lots and the Parking Structures will be available, free of charge, for guests during the ceremony. Recommended parking is in Lots G6 - G9, G11 or the Pyramid Parking Structure as they are closest to the ceremony event site.

Parking and Maps

Access to the event site will be through the west entrances of the University track and field. ADA parking for guests with a valid handicap placard will be available in Parking Lots G5 and the 1st floor of the Pyramid Parking Structure.

Hooding - Masters Candidates

Departmental hooding ceremonies will take place prior to the 1:00pm college ceremony. Degrees are not conferred at the hooding ceremonies. Contact departments for details.

Line Up - Masters Candidates

Line up in departmental order in two columns behind the Masters' banner. Faculty marshals and college staff will assist during the line-up.

Line Up - Baccalaureate Candidates

There will be department direction signs in the designated line-up area between the Horn Center and the Kinesiology Building. Line up behind the department or program sign for your major. Faculty marshals and college staff will assist at the line-up.

commencement procession

Reception Following Commencement

Immediately following the ceremony, all graduates and their guests are invited to the College's Commencement Reception near Lymon Lough Fountain in Maxson Plaza next to Brotman Hall.

CNSM Commencement Program

If you filed to graduate on time with a graduation date between December 2018 and December 2019, your name will be printed in the College's Commencement Program that will be on your seat at Commencement. Additional copies will be available at the ceremony for a nominal cost for your guests.


Two pictures of each graduate will be taken during the ceremony. The first will be when the graduate crosses the platform, and the other as the graduate leaves the platform. Photo proofs will be sent to the email listed on the name card.

student taking picture with mom

Guests will not be allowed to stand in the aisles to take photos during the ceremony. Graduates and their guests are encouraged to take advantage of the campus' wide variety of backgrounds for pictures after the ceremony.

Alternate Viewing Options

The CNSM Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed in the Walter Pyramid for guests as an alternative to outdoor viewing.

The CNSM Commencement ceremony will also be broadcast live over the web. Check your web connection prior to the event.

The following TV viewing options are available: live broadcast on Beach TV cable television which is carried on Channel 95 on Spectrum Cable in Long Beach, Channel 28 in Lakewood, and Channel 25 on Verizon FiOS in Long Beach.

Regalia Rentals, Class Rings, and Announcements

Regalia rentals, class rings, announcements, and more are available at the 49er Shops University Bookstore. You can rent your cap and gown for later pick-up, purchase class rings, diploma plaques, graduation announcements, educationally discounted computer hardware and software, and resume services.

Grad Items at 49ers Shops Bookstore

Graduation Portraits

Graduation portraits are taken by Studio94 Photography and can be scheduled at: Studio94 Photography.

More Information

Additional information can be found at CSULB Commencement.

student celebrating