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Ceremony Information

The Beach family is thrilled to celebrate the Class of 2022 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, May 16 - 18, 2022. For directions, please reference the Stadium map.

College Ceremony Dates

  • College of Engineering - May 16, 9:00 AM
  • College of Education - May 16, 1:00 PM
  • College of Liberal Arts - May 16, 5:00 PM
  • College of the Arts - May 17, 9:00 AM
  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics - May 17, 1:00 PM
  • College of Business - May 17, 5:00 PM
  • College of Health & Human Services - May 18, 9:00 AM

Before the Ceremony

Automatic Graduate RSVP

All graduates for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 are automatically rsvp'd for commencement when they apply to graduate by the March 1st deadline. If graduates are not receiving commencement correspondence, they should email commencement@csulb.edu.

Ceremony Tickets

Graduates will not require a ticket to enter the stadium, however they will use their MarchingOrder Grad Pass to access the Graduate Recognition Stages. Grad Passes were emailed out on May 2nd.

Graduates will be provided 10 guest tickets maximum for their ceremony. Information on how to claim them was emailed to graduates on May 6th and May 9th. It is also on our FAQs and the emails with this information is listed under our Communications tab.

Accessibility Accommodations

Handicap parking is available at the stadium. The stadium provided wheelchairs for transport only; guests must bring their own for seating. 

The facility is ADA accessible and upon request, will provide reasonable disability-related accommodations. Guests may request accommodations at the gates once they arrive if they have not previously requested through the Bob Murphy Access Center Event Requst Form. ASL interpreting and real-time captioning will be provided at all in-person commencement ceremonies, available live at the stadium, and closed captioning through the MLB app. Students and guests should request disability-related accommodations using the form below.

Deadline to submit request is May 1st.

Accessibility iconTo request disability-relatedaccommodations, complete theBob Murphy Access Center Event Request Form by May 1st.

Please contact the Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401 if you would like more information on services. 

During the Ceremony

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Located at 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806, Angel Stadium of Anaheim provides a unique and exciting experience which ensures an in-person commencement to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments. The campus utilizes the entire stadium environment to provide custom, personalized experiences for our graduate and their families. The campus is excited to build on last year's Beach takeover of the Stadium and welcome the Class of 2022 to the CSULB Alumni family.

Angel Stadium of Anaheim provides a venue with flexibility to accommodate a historic number of more than 12,000 graduates along with their guests. The stadium maintains an exciting graduate experience while accommodating graduate and guest capacity growth.

Stadium Parking

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.

Stadium Rules

  • Tailgating is not permitted.
  • No outside food is allowed inside the stadium.
  • 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.
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the stadium.

Bag Policy

One clear bag will be allowed per guest. All large bags, backpacks, and other carriers are prohibited with the following exceptions:

  • Purses or bags that are 4.5" x 6.5" with a single zipper closure/flap (size of an adult hand) or smaller
  • Clear bags no larger than 12.75” x 6.5” x 12.75”
  • Medically necessary items, including diaper bags

Other bags must be returned to vehicles.

CSULB Clear Tote Bags

*The examples in the graphic above are for reference only. It is not required that bags be university affiliated.

Purchase your Beach LB Clear Tote Bag from the University Bookstore or online.

Health and Safety

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

Ceremony Arrival and Overview

The in-person ceremony is designed to fill and empty the entire stadium 7 times over 2.5 days. We ask that you plan to arrive early, enter the facility prior to the ceremony start time, and pre-plan with your guests for where to gather following the ceremony. We particularly encourage you to gather at one of our Graduate Recognition Stages located in the parking lot where students and guests will have the opportunity to hear their name called and walk the stage with their personalized grad slide in the background.

Parking lots open 90 minutes before the ceremony start time. The graduate procession will begin 1 hour before the ceremony. Graduate Recognition stages will be available before, during, and after the ceremony and can be visited more than once.

The ceremony will last approximately two hours. We ask that graduates and guests remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony. Each ceremony will begin with a processional of faculty, and university officials. The Dean will welcome the audience, give instructions, and recognize outstanding graduates. Guests will hear from President Conoley, members of the executive team and College leaders, distinguished guest and student speakers, and close with department degree conferrals. 

Seating

For all ceremonies, student seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Stadium re-entry is not permitted.

A stadium environment enhances the ability to accommodate our historic graduating class close to 12,000 graduates and their families. The campus utilizes the entire facility to provide graduate experiences that are family oriented and built to preserve the memory and celebration of the day. 

Ticketed individuals must sit in the seats assigned. Unfortunately, seats cannot be changed once the graduate has completed the ticket checkout. Guests will use the mobile-only entry ticketing system to enter the stadium and can have their digital tickets available on their phone. Each guest ticket allows entry to the stadium for one guest only. Once a ticket is scanned at a gate that ticket is void. All guests, including children (ages 3+), require a ticket for entry.

Weather Conditions, Attire, Footwear

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 are expected to arrive in traditional regalia, 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.

Graduate Gifts

Flower sales and preorder pickup will conveniently 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. *Link to preorder coming soon.

Additionally, the 49er 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!

After the Ceremony

Digital Grad Slide and Graduate Recognition Stages

Visit the Graduate Recognition Stages to watch your graduate walk the stage. Grad Passes will enable the graduate's name to be read aloud while the personalized grad slide, with photo and personal quote, appears in the background. Photographers from GradImages will be available at select stages to capture this moment.

This is an illustration of the planned microstage.

It is important that all graduates login to MarchingOrder, starting mid-March, to offer guidance on the pronunciation of their name, ensuring their name is read correctly, as well as customize their graduate slide with their photo and a short quote (if they choose).

Whether graduates are attending commencement or not, ALL graduate names are professionally recorded. Audible graduate name readings work in tandem with the visual custom grad slide and can be heard when activated at the Graduate Recognition Stages, as well as shared digitally from the grad slide link that will be available on the commencement website starting commencement week. 

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Ceremony Live Stream

Live Stream feeds will be available at the commencement homepage and shared on official social media accounts. After the live event is over, ceremony recordings will be available to view on the commencement website.

For additional information, please visit the Commencement FAQ page.