Commencement Invitation & Instructions


Dear Faculty,

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the Graduate School Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 17, 2019.  The ceremony begins at 3:30 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 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 2:45 p.m. Faculty may enter at the Southwest entrance of Moby Arena (ground floor) or through the student entrance at the Southeast entrance of Moby Intramural Gym as indicated on this map. Signs inside Moby 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.

CSU implemented enhanced security procedures at Moby Arena to provide a safer environment for the public. Please be aware of the Clear Bag Policy and that metal detection will be enforced at all Moby Arena entrances. Again, please enter at only the faculty or student entrances.

We look forward to joining you for this memorable event. Thank you for your commitment to graduate students and their continued success.

Mary Stromberger, PhD

Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School