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CSUSM Commencement Rescheduled: May 24-25

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

California State University San Marcos announces that Commencement Ceremonies for its more than 2,600 graduates have been rescheduled to Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014.

The University’s 23rd annual Commencement ceremonies were originally slated to take place on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, but were cancelled due to the wildfires directly impacting the campus and surrounding community. Evacuations, road closures and emergency personnel needs, as well as the ongoing threat to public safety prevented the Commencement Ceremonies from taking place as previously scheduled.

“Rescheduling the ceremonies was only possible when we were able to assess the broad-reaching impact of the wildfires on the campus and our surrounding region,” said President Haynes. “We appreciate your understanding and are so pleased to be able to celebrate this great milestone with our Class of 2014.”

The ceremonies will be held on the University’s Mangrum Track and Field on the following dates and times:

Saturday, May 24, 2014 

College of Business Administration, 10:30 a.m. 

College of Education, Health and Human Services, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 

College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, 9:30 a.m. College of Science and Mathematics, 3:00 p.m.

To help address questions from graduates and guests related to the rescheduling of commencement, a Frequently Asked Questions page has been posted online:

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Social media users can be a part of commencement celebrations using the hashtag #csusm14 to share photos, memories and well wishes with the Class of 2014. To join the conversation and post a message to our graduates, visit

What: CSUSM hosts its rescheduled 23rd annual Commencement Ceremonies on campus.


Saturday, May 24, 2014: 10:30 a.m. -- College of Business Administration; 4:30 p.m. -- College of Education, Health and Human Services

Sunday, May 25, 2014: 9:30 a.m. -- College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; 3 p.m. -- College of Science and Mathematics

Where: Mangrum Track and Field, California State University San Marcos  333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos

Media: For easy access to the ceremony site, media are asked to park in Lot Z, which is located at South Twin Oaks Valley Road and Campus Marketplace.