Welcome to Commencement 2020!


Saturday, May 30, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT


If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must complete the following steps in this order:

  • Submit your Graduation Application
  • RSVP to the ceremony by completing the online registration form. The Deadline to register is April 15, 2020. Graduates who wish to attend our virtual ceremony must complete the online registration form and select the virtual ceremony (see below for more information). If you have registered for the virtual commencement ceremony and have any questions regarding the steps to participate, click here.

If you have any other questions, please contact your Student Success Counselor or commencement@csuglobal.edu.

Virtual Participation

The virtual ceremony is a great opportunity for you, as well as your friends and family, to attend from the comfort of your home. You'll have your name read and get the opportunity to engage and celebrate with other graduates! Graduates who wish to attend the virtual ceremony, should select virtual ceremony on the commencement registration form before April 15, 2020. Information about how to log-in the day of the event will follow. The virtual ceremony will also take place at 10:00 a.m. on May 30, 2020.

Commencement Day Schedule
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m Ceremony (virtual)

ADA Accessibility at the Ceremony
Closed captioning will be available.

Graduation Memorabilia
To purchase graduation memorabilia -- including class rings, announcements, and graduation caps -- visit Josten’s.
NOTE: For Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, you are not required to purchase a cap, gown, stole, cords, or any other graduation memorabilia.


How do I register for the fully virtual ceremony?
Please update your registration in the student portal, indicating that you will be attending the virtual ceremony. You will be prompted to upload a photo and thank you note, so that we make sure you are included on a slide in the ceremony.

What is a virtual ceremony?
A virtual ceremony has many of the same components as a live ceremony. In exchange for walking across the stage to accept your diploma, we create a slide with your photo, degree, honor societies and any personalized messages you provide. Please view this short video to see what the experience is like.

What if I don’t want to attend the fully virtual ceremony?
If you do not wish to participate in a virtual ceremony, we invite you and all eligible graduates to attend the in-person ceremony that will be held at a later date.

I already ordered regalia, but I plan on attending the virtual ceremony now. Do I still need it?
If you want to keep your regalia for photos, as a souvenir of your accomplishment (or for virtual viewing parties) you are able to do so, but it is not required. If you plan on also attending the rescheduled in-person ceremony, it is advised to keep your regalia, as it will be needed at that time. Otherwise, Jostens will accept returns for unopened regalia.

When will I receive information on the rescheduled in-person ceremony?
We are working with our vendors and monitoring the unfolding public health situation to determine a new date. Once we have confirmed the date, we will send out an email to eligible graduates for that ceremony.

I already purchased travel and lodging. What should I do?
If you’ve already purchased travel and lodging, please reach out to the issuing companies to see if they will be willing to work with you on cancellations and refunds. Numerous airlines and hotels are waiving cancellation fees at this time. If companies are unwilling to work with you on cancellations, please contact commencement@csuglobal.edu.

Information for All Graduates and Attendees

Order of Events for In-Person and Virtual Ceremonies:
National anthem
Welcome address from Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker
Student speech
Keynote speech
Bachelor’s degree graduate name reading
Master’s degree graduate name reading
Degree conferral
Closing remarks

Social Media

Want your celebratory pictures and messages shared during the ceremony? Use the hashtag #CSUGlobalGrads2020 to ensure your message is posted in the live feed. You can also share the Facebook event with anyone you would like to tune in.

CSU Global reserves the right to remove any inappropriate, negative, or unrelated tweets from the feed at its sole discretion.

Commencement Programs

Students within the graduation date range without FERPA blocks on file will appear in the program. The program will be available for download at this link closer to the date of the ceremony.