Steps to Attend Commencement

Important Commencement Deadlines:

  1. MARCH 1: complete application to graduate to be included in your college's digital Graduate Recognition Program/booklet, future commencement related communication, and in both MarchingOrder and the RSVP/Tickets.
  2. MARCH 9-APRIL 9: 
    • Login to MarchingOrder portal via your CSULB STUDENT EMAIL for HOW TO instructions or check Communications to see the email that was sent:
      • Record pronunciation of your name (optional)
      • Upload a photo of yourself for your GradSlide (optional)
    • RSVP to your ceremony in order to receive guest tickets (mandatory if you are attending ceremony) via your CSULB STUDENT EMAIL with HOW TO instructions included and through the COMMENCEMENT tile in SSO. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 10th for RSVP and TICKETS
    • Secure guest tickets for your ceremony. 12 tickets maximum. Instructions emailed. Step by Step process: GUEST TICKETS REDEMPTION (link).  
    • Download the MLB Ballpark App and set up an account as that is where you'll receive your tickets.
  3. WEEKLY: Keep track of Key Dates & Deadlines listed on the Commencement Homepage and Deadlines tab.
  4. READ: 
    • the FAQs! It has a comprehensive list of Q & A's compiled over the years from students.
    • CHECK your ceremony for Tunnel instructions and line up times! Ceremony Schedule
  5. CHECK your emails for commencement information and check our COMMUNICATIONS tab for a list of email and social media announcements you may have missed.
  6. ATTEND the fun Grad Events leading up to commencement. For details, go to the Grad Events page:
    • APRIL 18 & 19: Senior Send-Off-Please RSVP HERE
    • MAY 13: Beach Grad Family & Friends Day Details HERE