Commencement Invitation & Instructions



It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the Graduate School Commencement Exercises on Friday, December, 2018.  The ceremony begins at 3:00 PM in Moby Arena. I especially hope that faculty members with doctoral advisee graduates will attend since each student will be individually recognized on the platform. Additionally, I would like to encourage all faculty to participate in the processional even if you do not have a student advisee graduating.  The purpose of the ceremony is to honor and recognize the achievements of all our graduates.  Moreover, it is an opportunity to reaffirm our intellectual values and to celebrate the role of scholarly traditions in our culture.  In short, this is a great opportunity to participate in an all-campus event that honors our students, our faculty, and our University.

Faculty members planning to attend commencement are asked to assemble in the hallway leading to the east junction by 2:15 pm. Signs will direct you to the proper location and marshals will give instructions regarding the formation of the processional. Please contact your college office regarding regalia orders or if you need further information. Those of you who have students receiving a Ph.D., please refer to our Hooding Instructions resource page for instructions.

In order to be consistent with Moby Operations, CSU PD has asked that we adhere to the clear bag policy for our commencement ceremony. Approved bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12” x 6″ x 12″.

We believe it will be a memorable event and look forward to seeing you there.  Thank you for your commitment to CSU and its graduate student body.

Jodie Redditi Hanzlik, PhD

Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School