Before the Ceremony

Located at 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806, Angel Stadium provides a unique and exciting experience to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments. The campus leverages the entire stadium environment to create tailored and individualized experiences for our graduates and their families. We are thrilled to expand upon last year's successful Beach takeover of the Stadium and extend a warm welcome to the Class of 2024 as they join the CSULB Alumni community.

Angel Stadium offers a versatile venue that can accommodate our increasing number of graduates and provide ample seating for their guests. By utilizing the stadium, we ensure an engaging and memorable experience for our graduates while accommodating the growth in both graduate and guest capacity.

Students will check-in and pick up their MarchingOrder Grad Pass at GATE 4, line up inside the stadium on the Terrace concourse with their departments, then process into the Diamond Club grad seating section at the published ceremony start time. 

Angel Stadium Grad Check in Gate 4 photo

There is no charge to park at the stadium and parking passes are not required. All parking lot gates will be open. For more information on directions or rideshare options please visit the Stadium website.

  • Tailgating is not permitted.
  • No outside food is allowed inside the stadium (snacks for children are ok).
  • No alcohol is permitted anywhere on the premises, including the parking lot and inside the stadium.
  • Each guest will be allowed to bring in one factory sealed plastic water bottle up to 16.9 ounces or one empty water container.
  • No confetti, air horns, balloons.
  • All banners and signs brought into the stadium must meet the following guidelines: Must be in good taste (as determined by Angels Baseball personnel); Cannot be commercial, political nor obscene in nature; Not allowed anywhere within the playing field; may not be affixed to any ballpark wall, staff, or pole; Cannot cover up any advertising in the ballpark; Limited in size to 3 feet tall by 12 feet wide and be made of a fire retardant material; Cannot impede entry or exit into aisles or seating, and are NOT ALLOWED at or inside the tunnel line up.
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the stadium.

All persons must comply with all venue security policies, including that NO BAGS, INCLUDING NO CLEAR BAGS, are allowed unless medically necessary, and restrictions on prohibited items. Please refer to the linked security policies for further information regarding prohibited items and the size and types of bags permitted in the stadium. Please note backpacks are not permitted. All attendees are encouraged to keep medically permissible bags to a minimum.

The commencement ceremonies will comply with guidance by Angel Stadium and current mega event guidance from the California Department of Public Health.

For all ceremonies, grads are seated in the order they process into the stadium by their departments and their degree level (doctoral, masters, then undergraduates).

To ensure a memorable and inclusive experience for our graduating class and their guests, the university leverages the entire stadium facility. This allows us to create a family-oriented environment that preserves the significance and celebration of this momentous day.

It is important to note that ticketed individuals are required to occupy their assigned seats, as seat changes are not possible after the ticket checkout process is completed UNLESS you have accommodations and have made earlier arrangements with BMAC. Please visit the Accessibility and Accommodations page here.

Each guest ticket grants entry to the stadium for one person only, and once a ticket is scanned at a gate, it becomes void. We kindly remind you that all guests, including children aged 3 and above, must have a ticket for entry.  Stadium re-entry is not permitted.

Ceremonies will take place in all conditions. Consider weather conditions, such as sun exposure, heat, and rain. Take appropriate precautions related to weather protection.

Attire should be appropriate for walking and sitting outdoors for two hours as well as climbing stairs and/or ramps within the stadium.

For Grads: Graduates will arrive in traditional regalia (cap and gown), available to order from the Bookstore, and are welcome to decorate their mortar board caps.  In addition to climbing stairs, a portion of the procession will take place on a paved steep incline and also along a dirt track. Please plan your attire (under regalia) and footwear accordingly.

Flower sales and preorder pickup will be available on site. Share in this commencement tradition and preorder your orchid leis and grad bouquets to pick up at the stadium the day of your ceremony. * Pre-order linkHERE.

Additionally, the Beach Shops will also be located throughout the stadium parking lot as well as inside the stadium, open before, during, and after the ceremonies. Get your Beach gear and grad gifts at the stadium or online!


For additional information, please visit the Commencement FAQ page.