Over 11,000 Cal State Long Beach students set to graduate next week

Graduation season has arrived.

Starting next Monday, more than 11,000 students—including 9,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduates—are expected to walk during one of nine Cal State Long Beach’s commencement ceremonies.

That means about 88,000 guests are expected to be on campus, according to university officials.

Specifically, they’ll be at the University Track and Field near the Walter Pyramid, which means it’s the second time in two years that university officials have switched the location of commencement ceremonies.

Last year, the ceremonies were held at the intramural fields instead of the longstanding tradition of having it at the quad in upper campus. Officials said it was to cut costs and accommodate growing crowds.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 21:The College of Engineering ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. The College of Natural Science and Mathematics ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. The College of Education ceremony will be held at 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22: The College of Liberal Arts will hold two ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23: The College of Health & Human Services will hold two ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24: A ceremony for the College of Business will be held at 9 a.m. A ceremony for the College of the Arts will be held at 2 p.m.

The campus is located at 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Parking will be free for guests. For more information, click here. 

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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