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Class of 2014 Counts Down to Commencement

By Christine Vaughan

More than 2,600 CSUSM students are approved to participate in the University’s 23rd annual Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17.

Notably, one in six undergraduates has earned academic honors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and 52 percent of graduates are the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree.

While the Class of 2013 earned the title of being the largest in CSUSM history with nearly 3,000 graduates, the Class of 2014 boasts the most veterans, 146, and the largest cohort of ACE Scholars with eight former foster youth earning degrees.

More than 18,000 total guests are expected to attend the four ceremonies held on Mangrum Track and Field. Each ceremony will last approximately two hours and will be broadcast live at

Join the Social Celebration

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